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Nov
18
Sat
Storyteller Peter Aguero – Workshop @ Black Box, Center for the Arts
Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Storyteller Peter Aguero - Workshop @ Black Box, Center for the Arts

Peter Aguero, storyteller extraordinaire, will lead a three-hour storytelling workshop for adults and mature teens.  The goal of the project is to provide an opportunity for writers an oral-storytellers to learn from each other, to craft better stories, whether on the page or as spoken words.  Through the art and craft of story-telling, people remember what each has in common with the entire community, how each of us experiences love and hate, joy and sadness, no matter our past or present.

Feb
15
Thu
Read, Rant, Relate: “Rocket Man” @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 in the Laramie Plains Civic Center
Feb 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Read, Rant, Relate: "Rocket Man" @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 in the Laramie Plains Civic Center

Experience four new pieces of contemporary dramatic literature with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.

In February, come discuss Steven Dietz’s Rocket ManRocket Man is a serious comedy about the road not taken. Donny Rowan has placed everything he owns on his front lawn, along with a sign that reads: “Here’s my life.  Make an offer.”  He has cut a skylight into his attic and placed his E-Z Boy recliner underneath–where he can sit, staring at the stars.  Somewhere in the universe Donny Believes, is a place where all the roads we never chose converge.  Rocket Man explores one man’s obsessive desire to find this “parallel world”–and the profound effect of his decision on his family and friends.  Themes: crisis of faith, parallel universes, philosophy, and family.

Apr
19
Thu
Read, Rant, Relate: “Grace” @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 in the Laramie Plains Civic Center
Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Read, Rant, Relate: "Grace" @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 in the Laramie Plains Civic Center

Experience four new pieces of contemporary dramatic literature with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.

In April, come discuss Craig Wright’s GraceGrace is a tragicomedy that explores human assumptions about how God, goodness, faith and causality operate in the cosmic machinery.  Steve and Sara have relocated to Sunrise, Florida to pursue an unbelievably wonderful business deal, but as the deal slowly unravels and Steve finds himself afflicted with an itch that just won’t stop, Sara finds herself increasingly drawn to their next-door neighbor, Sam, a badly-scarred victim of a recent car accident who wants nothing to do with her or her Bible-quoting husband.  In the end, with a little help from an old German exterminator who’s still angry about the Allied bombing of Hamburg in World War II, all three characters are confronted by a world that’s both better and worse than any religion can justify.  Themes: faith, religion, love, and change.

Sep
20
Thu
Read, Rant, Relate: “Bright Half Life” @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 in the Laramie Plains Civic Center
Sep 20 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Read, Rant, Relate: "Bright Half Life" @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 in the Laramie Plains Civic Center

Experience four new pieces of contemporary dramatic literature with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.

In September, come discuss Tanya Barfield’s Bright Half LifeBright Half Life, “a sixty-five minute chronicle of a deeply committed lesbian relationship, is as contemporary as a play could be but the theme is classic and timeless.  Legal gay marriage has occupied merely a nanosecond of our existence, but the presentation of the highs and lows of coupledom, as examined in this piece, defy the ages.”  A moving love story that spans decades in an instant–from marriage, children, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together.  Themes: gay marriage, long-term relationships, and race.

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