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Join Kelly's Online Monthly Monologue PLAY LAB Starts Thurs., Nov. 30, 2017, 8 p.m. (Eastern)

Have a monologue or solo show you're working on - or want to be? Join us!

 Actor Sally Nutt at Our Voices Festival

Actor Sally Nutt at Our Voices Festival


A Six-Month Online Play Lab with KELLY DUMAR via Zoom

Starts Thurs, November 30, 2017 8:00-9:30 p.m. (ET)

Meets monthly, 3rd Thursday of the month (except Nov.)

COST: $165.00 (for the entire 6 month series)

REGISTER: E-mail Kelly kellydumar@gmail.com to arrange payment or ask questions

Whether or you’re interested in developing a single monologue for performance or a one- person show, this online Play Lab facilitated by playwright Kelly DuMar, will provide a group process that will help you develop powerful dramatic monologues that are personally meaningful, artistically satisfying, and relevant and engaging for an audience. Everyone will participate through Zoom videoconference from your computer, where you’ll present your monologue and discuss with participants. Our lab discussions & feedback process will explore elements of dramatic structure, including theatricality, the role of conflict, plot, communicating subtext, voice, narrative, and the importance of set-up and how to get your monologue produced. New writing will be generated in and out of the play lab, shared in our monthly meetings, and aspects of revision will be presented. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome!

Kelly’s monologue workshop taught me the power of my own story. Kelly’s guidance on creating effective drama, her concrete feedback on improving my work, the nurturing environment she created for participants and the excellent resources she brought to the table opened a whole new world for me. This was one of the most effective online classes I’ve taken.

About Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator from the Boston area. Her award winning plays are produced around the US and are published by dramatic publishers. Kelly founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College, now in its 11th year, and leads a variety of workshops for writers across the US. Kelly teaches Your Memoir as Monologue online for the Transformative Language Arts Association. She’s on the board & faculty of The International Women’s Writing Guild and produces the IWWG Summer Conference Play Lab and the Annual Boston Regional Writing From Your Life Retreat. She’s author of two poetry chapbooks, All These Cures, (Lit House Press), and Tree of the Apple, (Two of Cups Press). Her poems and prose are published in many literary journals. Closer to home, Kelly facilitates a weekly writing workshop for women, the Farm Pond Writer’s Collective, now in its third year. Kelly is a certified psychodramatist and a Fellow in the American Society for Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama and a Playback Theatre practitioner.

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