Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry and Her Life
Monday, April 17th at 7:00 PM – Register
Featuring Actress Ginger Grace
This inspiring biographical portrait is based on the letters, life stories and poems of Emily Dickinson. It combines performance with interactive workshop activities. In the course of the show, Ms. Grace reaches out to the audience for ideas, words and phrases, and with their input, new poems are created. The spirit of Emily Dickinson is celebrated not only with her story – filled with heart and humor – but with the immediate creativity taking place in the room!
GINGER GRACE toured nationally opposite Rich Little in The Presidents, playing all the First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton. She has been performing The Belle of Amherst for audiences throughout the country since 2002. Her recent work includes The First Ladies Coalition, written and performed by Ms. Grace and directed by Austin Pendleton.
In addition to workshops and residencies that Ms. Grace creates and conducts in association with The Belle of Amherst, she has taught acting and playwighting workshops with New York inner-city school students in the CASA/CentreStage program for six years. Ms. Grace is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Playwrights Gallery, Stage Struck and Women Stage the World, organizations which advocate for the power of women’s voices to be heard in the theatre – and in the world!