Write Memoir with Family and Friends

  • About the Artist

    Mary Hall Surface is a playwright, director, teaching artist and museum educator 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.

  • Write Memoir with Family and Friends

    Have you always wanted to capture the memory of a special place?  Join playwright and teaching artist Mary Hall Surface for a 90-minute interactive online memoir- writing workshop.  Inspired by a collage painting by the artist Romare Bearden, we’ll explore how to “collage” our memories through short and fun writing prompts.  Designed for everyone who enjoys art, writing and remembering, from first-timers to seasoned writers.  Ideal for a celebratory family gathering, a special event for a group or club, or a reunion of friends. Designed for 2 - 25 participants, ages 16 and up.   



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