Character: A Creative Writing Workshop with Mary Hall Surface
About the Artist
Mary Hall Surface is a playwright, director and teaching artist who presents writing workshops through the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Associates and museums nationwide. She is the founding instructor of the NGA’s popular Writing Salon, as featured in The Washington Post. A nine-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, including four for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play, she received the 2002 Outstanding Director of a Musical for her Perseus Bayou. Her plays have been produced across the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Canada, including eighteen Kennedy Center productions. She is the proud founding artistic director of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival, where she curated over 600 all-arts performances and events from 2009–2015.
Character: A Creative Writing Workshop
Meet an extraordinary artist, Judith Leyster, through her 17th-century Dutch self-portrait. Then inspired by the painting, enjoy discovering how to imagine and capture in writing a rich, compelling character. This 60-minute interactive online workshop is designed for both art lovers and writers of all levels. Gather in a creative space with friends, family, and fans of women in art. For groups of 2 – 24, Mary Hall’s workshops are focused on process, not product. So dive in!
Judith Leyster, Self Portrait. c. 1630. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
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