Monologues: 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 Smithsonian Associates, Phillips Collection, and National Gallery of Art.  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.

  • Monologues: A Creative Writing Workshop

    Experience “writing on your feet” as you imagine, improvise, and craft a monologue. This 60-minute, interactive, online workshop is designed for both art lovers and writers of all levels. Edward Hopper’s ambiguous painting, Cape Cod Evening, provides the inspiration for uncovering the complexity of a dramatic moment. Designed for groups of 2–24, this session is ideal for a group of theatre fans, a writing group, a book club, or friends and family to gather in a creative space. Time will be arranged after purchase.

    Edward Hopper. Cape Cod Evening. 1939John Hay Whitney Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington. DC.

    Cost: 
    $275

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