Playwright Marsha Norman (‘night, Mother; Getting Out, the books for the musicals The Secret Garden and The Color Purple) was at Rollins College’s Annie Russell Theatre Friday morning to talk about working in the theater.
Norman is co-director (with Christopher Durang) of the playwriting program at the Juillard School in NY, where she’s been on the faculty since 1994. As a speaker, she’s funny and direct, and I got the feeling she’s probably a terrific teacher for aspiring playwrights. Here’s a little of what she had to say:
Playwright Marsha Norman will be at Rollins Friday as part of the Winter Park Institute — participating on a panel on the arts and social responsibility and also talking about her life as a playwright. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and award-winning cartoonist and screenwriter Jules Feiffer also will be there.
Here are the essentials:
Playwright Marsha Norman (‘night, Mother, The Secret Garden) will be at Rollins later this month to talk about a topic that sounds provocative — the arts and social responsibility. She’ll be talking with cartoonist Jules Feiffer and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins on March 26.
Here’s a link to the flier — Symposium_3-3_highRES — and I’m sure I’ll have more information when the date gets closer.