Writing Workshops with Playwright 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.

  • Exploring Metaphor: A Reflective Writing Workshop

    Discover the power of reflective writing in this 75-minute online workshop, taught by the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon.  Inspired by an evocative contemporary painting, you will explore how metaphors– both visual and verbal– help us navigate our experiences and more. The writing prompts are designed for all experience levels with the focus on process, not product. Designed for groups of 4–24, this interactive online session offers a rich opportunity for friends, family, or co-workers to gather in a reflective, hopeful space.

    Cost: 
    $325

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