West Virginia University at Parkersburg will play host to a series of events that focus on different aspects of the theatrical arts. The first event in the “Why Theatre Matters” series begins Monday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the College Theatre, room 1305, with guest presenter Jeffrey Cordell.
Cordell, a theatre artist and faculty member at Marietta College, kicks off the series with his presentation titled “Connecting Theatre with the Drama of Daily Life,” followed by a drama workshop/discussion on “The Challenge of Creating Theatre in the 21st Century” from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; also in the College Theatre.
The series continues on Monday, April 6 with a panel discussion titled “Why Write Plays?” in the College Theatre and playwriting workshop “The Creative Process” in room 2209 at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.
The discussion will be led by Mickey Kessler, playwright and faculty member at Washington State Community College, and Jason Halbleib, playwright and WVU Parkersburg faculty member. The series wraps with the playwriting workshop lead by Halbleib.
All series events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Jason Halbleib at 304-424-8480, ude.puvwnull@bielblaH.nosaJ or Dr. Nancy Nanney at 304-424-8361, ude.puvwnull@yennaN.ycnaN.