Readings, Workshops, and Events

Auditions for The Asymmetrical Embrace

Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, March 14, 2021 at noon PSTAuditions: 
Submissions should be sent to productions@lakewoodplayhouse.org.Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary dramatic monologue (taped submission). If you have a resume, please submit it. If not, don’t let that stop you from auditioning! Please don’t worry about your background or your lighting for this audition; I just want to see what you can do! You are strongly encouraged to read the script prior to auditioning.

From the Director: Thank you for your interest in auditioning for “The Asymmetrical Embrace”! I had the pleasure of taking part in a reading of this script six years ago, and am delighted for the chance to bring it to life once more, even if it is in this strange virtual setting. We are really hoping to elevate this from a simple reading, to something more akin to a stage/film hybrid. It will be a journey we take together!There will likely be no accents used for this production (though take note there are some pronunciations we will be careful to get right), but if you are able to do any accents, please do make sure they’re listed on your resume (and show them off in your audition if you’d like). There will possibly be a callback after the submission deadline to see people read “together” and gauge chemistry.

The current rehearsal / performance schedule is:

Audition Deadline – 12pm PST Sunday, March 14th

Potential Callbacks – 7pm PST Tuesday, March 16th

First Read Through – 7pm PST Monday, March 29th

Acting rehearsals (2-3) will be scheduled according to actor availability between March 30th and April 11th.

Technical rehearsals – April 13th, 14th, and 15th.

Performances on Friday, April 16 @7pm, Saturday April 17 @7pm, and Sunday, April 18 @2pm

Summary of the Show:
When Johanna married Theo, an art dealer dedicated to dazzling Paris with the new Impressionism, she’d unknowingly signed up to support his mad brother’s art. As Vincent’s “attacks” repeatedly disrupt their new marriage and financial stability, Johanna struggles to be a good wife and mother within a triangle of love and conflict.

Cast List:
JOHANNA, 28 and 39 years old
THEO, 33, Johanna’s husband
VINCENT 37, Theo’s brother
ANNA, 71, Theo and Vincent’s mother
POLICEMEN and ASYLUM ATTENDANTS, Note: Policemen and Asylum Attendants to be played by the same two actors.

Delaware Division of Arts Award Winners XX Exhibition Opens at the Biggs Museum, July 8th, 2020

At the Biggs Museum in front of one of my poems, “The Scent of a Man”

The Biggs Museum of American Art has put together the Delaware Division of Arts Award Winners XX Exhibition celebrating the work of the 2020 Fellows, myself included. The exhibit physically opened to the public on July 8th, 2020. If you’re not comfortable with visiting the museum, you can view the artists’ work virtually through videos like these.

Exercising the Mind’s Eye: A Virtual Writing and Drawing Workshop

This class is designed for writers and artists who are interested in exploring how writing and drawing can inform and inspire one another. Both art forms are side effects of entering a certain state of mind– a kind of openness, attention, and surrender. In this workshop, participants will write and draw alongside artwork in the Delaware Art Museum’s permanent collection– penning original metaphors and poems, as well as sketching, cartooning, and drawing rudimentary portraits. No skill level required for this creative play! This workshop will be presented on July 18, 2020 from 12:30-2pm as one of the breakout sessions at the Wilmington Writers Conference.

4th ANNUAL WILMINGTON WRITERS CONFERENCE: UNTOLD STORIES

  • WHEN: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • WHERE: Zoom
  • CONFERENCE COST: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $10 Students

2020 Poem of the Week by the Delaware Division of the Arts

April 6, 2020 – Caroline N. Simpson

This week we welcome Caroline N. Simpson, 2020 Individual Artist Fellow, Literature: Poetry as she recites her poem, “Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.”

AN INTERVIEW ON THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH.

Virtual Creative Writing & Drawing Workshop: Exercising the Mind’s Eye
Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Presented via Zoom, our introductory digital workshop, Exercising the Mind’s Eye, is designed for writers and artists who are interested in exploring how writing and drawing can inform and inspire one another. Both art forms are side effects of entering a certain state of mind – a kind of openness, attention and surrender.In this workshop, participants will write and draw, penning original metaphors and poems, as well as sketching, cartooning, and drawing rudimentary portraits. No skill level required for this creative play!

The workshop will conclude with a reading of Instructor Carrie Simpson’s illustrated poetry from her chapbook, Choose Your Own Adventure and Other Poems. Simpson’s work will be on exhibition beginning June 5, as part of our Award Winners: XX Exhibition.

Member-exclusive registration period: May 7-13.

Open to Non-Members on May 14.

Registration Fee
Members: $8
Non-Members: $10

If you have any questions about this event, please email kmatulewicz@biggsmuseum.org.

Local Author Event Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 6/14/19.
NaPoMo Celebration @ The Hockessin BookShelf, Hockessin, DE, 4/13/19