Instructor: Christine Stoddard
$120 Members | $130 Nonmembers
Online Saturdays, 10/7/23, 10/14/23, 10/28/23 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ET;
In-person Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
History has a reputation for being dull or intimidating. To those working outside of academia and museums, history as a field may appear exclusive or even cultish. But history is for everyone! It’s storytelling throughout the ages and who doesn’t crave a good story? With elements like narrative, memory, and interpretation, history inherently has theatrical qualities. This workshop aims to invite playwrights and other creative writers into the world of history and make them feel welcome. History lovers, whether history professionals or not, who are interested in writing for the stage, are also welcome.
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Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American writer, director, and interdisciplinary artist originally from Arlington, VA. She has authored plays, books, films, art exhibitions, performances, and new media works. Her theatre credits include multiple New York City venues, such as the Gene Frankel Theatre, The Players Theatre, The People’s Improv Theater, Broadway Comedy Club, Theater for the New City, and Irondale Center, as well as Washington, D.C. venues Theater Alliance, the Kennedy Center, and Teatro de la Luna. Her drama “Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares,” the winner of multiple awards, was recently published as a standalone book, and will next run at The Tank in New York. Her drama “Heartbreak in Tompkins Square Park” will have a staged reading at Theatre Row in June 2023. Stoddard is a three-time winner of national artist grants from The Puffin Foundation in the categories of theatre, film, and photography. She is also a former Style Weekly “Top 40 Under 40 of Richmond, VA” awardee, a FOLIO Magazine “20 in their 20s” media visionary, and was the first-ever artist-in-residence at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in New York City. She founded Quail Bell Magazine as an undergraduate at VCUarts and holds an M.F.A. from The City College of New York. Currently, she is pursuing an M.A. in Oral History from Columbia University.
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