INTERSECTIONS: Forging Family from More than DNA

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Because of the overwhelmingly positive response that our 2014/15 INTERSECTIONS project elicited from the gg68602720community, we’re conducting a continuation entitled INTERSECTIONS II: FORGING FAMILY FROM MORE THAN DNA. Led by local playwright Eric Samuelsen, participants will explore the building and development of family as not just a biological construct, but as a series of intersections with kindred people who deliberately form nurturing families. Samuelsen will work with students to compose their personal stories that celebrate diverse family groups.


These stories will again be compiled and shared with a broader community audience as a staged reading. The performances aim to encourage the celebration of differences, illustrating that LGBTQ issues are human issues and not restricted to one group of people, as well as striving to build intergenerational connections among LGBTQ families and their neighbors.

Art Access has established a partnership with Plan-B Theatre. The staged readings of INTERSECTIONS II will be incorporated into their Script-In-Hand series. Plan-B’s The Lab will also participate, utilizing the talents of eight local playwrights who will serve as mentors to selected individuals from this writing workshop, assisting them in the theatrical adaptation of their writings.

ABOUT ERIC SAMUELSEN:

Eric Samuelsen has premiered his plays Miasma, Amerigo, Borderlands, Nothing Personal, Radio Hour Episode 8: Fairyana, Clearing Bombs, 3, and The Kreutzer Sonata with Plan-B Theatre Company as their resident playwright. Clearing Bombs was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His other plays include Gadianton, A Love Affair with Electrons, Family, The Way We’re Wired, and Peculiarities. Fluent in Norwegian, Mr. Samuelsen has also translated four Ibsen plays: Hedda Gabler, Little Eyolf, A Doll House, and Ghosts, all of which have been produced. Samuelsen earned a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from Indiana University and taught at Brigham Young University for twenty years. He was then diagnosed with polymyositis, an incurable muscular degenerative autoimmune disease, which forced his early retirement.

WORKSHOP DATES: Saturdays, October 15, 22, 29 and November 5. 

TIME: 10 AM - 1 PM

LOCATION: ART ACCESS, 230 SOUTH 500 WEST, #125, SLC

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 20

COST: $25

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Event Properties

Event Date 10-15-2016 10:00 am
Registration Start Date 07-21-2016 12:00 am
Capacity 20
Available place 5
Cut off date 10-15-2016 12:00 am
Individual Price $25.00
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