General Questions about the Poem-play, Poetry Girl

WHY DID YOU WRITE POETRY GIRL©?

To encourage young girls to tap their creativity to write and give voice to their thoughts and emotions. I hope mothers, and even fathers, will write and share with each other. Annie and Kelly, the main characters in POETRY GIRL, as well as Annie’s father, are all poets. Annie’s mother is a receptive audience and reader.

WHY DID YOU ASK UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, ACTING PROGRAM, STUDENTS TO PERFORM THE ROLES IN POETRY GIRL?

In May 2016, I participated in the first Summer Playwrights Workshop at the University of Cincinnati CCM, Acting Program, for playwrights from all over the United States. Eighteen students joined the writers every day to act, reflect on the playwrights’ work and provide valuable insights to the writers. The students did not receive college credit. Clearly, the students simply love their chosen profession, are very skilled and talented, but eager to learn more. Their energy and enthusiasm made for a very lively and creative week. By Saturday evening, those students performed each of the playwrights’ 10-minute plays. 

I invited six UC sophomores to play the roles in POETRY GIRL. They are: Sarah Durham, St. Simons Island, GA; Jacqueline Daaleman, Westfield, NJ; Graham Rogers, Knoxville, TN; Jabari Carter, Atlanta, GA; Gabriella DiVincenzo, Andover, MA; Madeleine Page-Schmit, Denver, CO.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM POETRY GIRL, BOTH AS A RECORDING AND AS A SCRIPT AND IF T-SHIRTS ARE PURCHASED AT WWWBOOSTER.COM/POETRYGIRL?

POETRY GIRL is a poem-play for three good causes.

Young women & women writers
www.womenwriting.org

Assistance dogs
www.circletail.org

Student scholarships at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Acting Program
www.ccm.uc.edu/theatre/drama

All proceeds will be distributed among the three non-profits.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO RELEASE THE POEM-PLAY ONLINE AT WWW.POETRYGIRL.ORG?

I know there is an entire world of poetry girls! We all are observant, insightful and appreciate the human condition and need and want to write about how we and others experience life. Human beings have a desire to create.

Copyright 2017 by N.J. Jones

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