BRCC Offers Unique Lecture Series On Tennessee Williams
Where does a play exist? Is it in the mind of the playwright? Or, does it exist in the script itself? What about the performers, directors, and producers —what is their role?
Join Blue Ridge Community College Transylvania Center for the next installment of its popular Faces & Places Lecture Series as they explore the intersection of those questions through the lens of a true giant of American letters, Tennessee Williams.
At noon, on Nov. 25, Blue Ridge Community College will host a unique program, "A Taste of Tennessee Williams." "Edutainment" is the only word to describe this multifaceted learning experience. English instructor Ben Hardy will present a brief lecture about Williams' life and importance. Following the lecture, audience members will be given a glimpse into the college's upcoming fall performance and the world of theatrical production.
Katie Winkler, English instructor, will perform a brief monologue from Williams' one-act "Portrait of a Madonna," and BRCC student, Jennifer O'Rear, will perform an excerpt from "Suddenly Last Summer." Each performer will also discuss aspects of performance and direction. The performances will be followed by information about Blue Ridge Community College's fall production, "An Evening of Tennessee Williams," offered by lead drama instructor, Jennifer Treadway.