Free Playwriting Workshop with Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Artist in Residence

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The following announcement was provided by Mount Auburn Cemetery:

Mount Auburn Cemetery presents Playwriting for a CemeteryA Free Lunchtime Event Featuring Playwright Patrick Gabridge, Artist-In Residence.

FREE EVENT – Thursday, Sept. 6, 12:00 pm

WHAT: Patrick Gabridge, Artist-in-Residence at Mount Auburn Cemetery, will offer a free lunchtime talk in Mount Auburn’s Story Chapel (580 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138) to discuss his process for researching and writing plays with a special focus on the unique challenges and opportunities of site-specific plays written for outdoor spaces. He will share his current sources of inspiration at Mount Auburn as he works on a series of short plays to debut in 2019.

Playwright Patrick Gabridge is an award-winning writer of historical and contemporary stage plays, novels, audio plays, and screenplays. His short plays have been produced more 1,000 times in theaters and schools in 14 different countries around the world, and appear in various anthologies. In 2018 Gabridge launched Plays In Place, a new company that works in partnership with museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions to develop and produce site-specific theatrical plays and presentations to help engage, entertain, and enlighten visitors in new and vibrant ways. Gabridge’s Mount Auburn plays will be presented in partnership with Plays in Place in 2019 as one of the company’s inaugural projects.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 6, 12:00-1:30 pm

WHERE: Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, 02138

REGISTER: Pre-registration is required. Register at https://mountauburn.org/event/playwriting-for-a-cemetery/

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