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Drama Focus at Chapter Gathering

on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:10

Chapter members who attended the winter gathering on January 25, 2015 at the home of Derwood and Johanna Chase were treated to a fascinating insight into the world of the playwright and director. Deirdre O’Connor explained how she approaches the task of writing a new play, and her impressive resumé reflects her successes in this area, writing for television and film as well as stage. Her husband David Dalton, who recently joined the faculty of the Drama Department at UVA to teach acting and directing, can claim his own achievements in New York. Together our guests read a script to illustrate the playwright’s art, discussed the challenges of adapting a work like Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and answered questions from an engaged audience. With Drama as this year’s arts category for NSAL’s Career Awards, our chapter now looks forward to its competition to be held on March 21.