Virginia Woolf’s playful and passionate novel Orlando is inspired by and dedicated to her lover Vita Sackville-West. We’ll explore her treatment of fiction, biography, literature, and history, and how she plays with time, age, gender, social norms, and language. After seeing Profile Theatre’s production of Sara Ruhl’s Orlando, we’ll discuss the stage adaptation and its relationship to the novel.
Note: Tuition includes a ticket to see Profile Theatre’s production of Orlando in mid-November.
Guide: Gemma Whelan is the founding Artistic Director of Corrib Theatre. For Corrib she has directed Little Gem by Elaine Murphy, The Hen Night Epiphany by Jimmy Murphy, St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson, and A Night in November by Marie Jones. In Portland she has directed the world premiere of Ithaka by Andrea Stolowitz at Artists Repertory Theatre, Words that Burn by Cindy Williams Gutierrez for Los Porteños at Milagro Theatre, and plays at Profile Theatre, CoHo, Boom Arts, and JAW: A Playwrights Festival. She will direct Broomstick by John Biguenet at Artists Repertory Theatre in October 2015.
Tuesdays, November 3 – 17, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 pm (3 meetings)