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Catherine Ann Jones Award Winning Author, Screenwriter -The Way of Story, & Freud’s Oracle: A Play Based on the Life of H.D.

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2017

January 10, 2017 Freud’s Oracle: A Play Based on the Life of H.D.Written & Performed by Catherine Ann Jones

Ojai, CA – Krotona Institute, 46 Krotona St, Ojai, CA 93023
1/10/2017, Tues, 7pm (Donation only)


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41pllhcttcl-1Freud’s Oracle: Based on the life of H.D. and Freud

Freud’s Oracle, a new play by award-winning author/actor Catherine Ann Jones, is a one-person play about the American poet H.D. and her relationship with Sigmund Freud. H.D. suffered great personal losses and a nervous breakdown due to the Great War and became Freud’s patient in 1933 because of an increasing paranoia about the rise of Hitler and the fear and certainty that another world war was coming.
The themes are the travesty of war and the triumph of the individual spirit.

Discover today! Available on Amazon.


Quotes from workshops

The Way of Story workshop is absolutely amazing! Worth every penny. Catherine’s insightfulness, sensitivity, and intuitive nature brings both wisdom and direction to the craft of writing. Bravo, Catherine! – Trudy Town, Ojai, CA
As you know I have been writing the book about my cross country road trip to walk labyrinths. I highly recommend a wonderful writing teacher & consultant to anyone working on a book-project: Catherine Ann Jones. – Dorit Brauer, Germany
Thanks again for a superb workshop. Being in Catherine’s workshop is like watching a master chef at work. She has all the recipes and knows her ingredients, but she trusts her instincts to tell her when to add a dash of this, a pinch of that, or to turn up the flames to make the dish completely hers. She presents a feast for the imagination. With appreciation, – Gary C, Austin, TX
Thank you for opening my soul to see what is still within me. – Mary B, Hope Town, Abaco – Bahamas
A journey every writer should embark upon! Experienced or not, published or just self-exploration writing, the benefits are shared by all. Catherine gives of herself, openly and honestly, and pushes us as far as you allow her to go. – Ali E, Seattle, WA
An invigorating immersion in the structure and soul of good storytelling. – Karen G, Friday Harbour, WA
The most valuable aspect was your instant revision suggestions: clear, understandable, and always spot on! – Pauline M, Victoria, B.C.
This workshop awakened “aha” moments not only for my writing but for my life as well. Thanks you for giving me the freedom to write and write and the courage to make mistakes and feel. – Carol Ross, Bellevue, WA
Just what I’ve been asking for! Practical, supportive, and yet challenging. – Joan M., Bend, OR
A breakthrough workshop. I wanted to extend it for another week- if not a month! – Alan L, Vancouver, WA
The Way of Story has allowed me to finally get going and start making my story real. – David R, Olympia, WA
This class was so much more than writing. Thank you for expanding my vision. – Mary S., Redmond, WA
Catherine has a gift for inviting the imagination and soul to speak, as well as providing very useful practical tools. I was able to write from the “inside out” for the first time in years. – Hyla R, Eugene, OR
The weekend was a real gift. Catherine has a wonderful way of combining the practical with the spiritual, which is just what I’d been looking for in a seminar. The size of the group, the setting, lunch together made for an intimate event. Not only did I leave having learned some useful new techniques, I also left feeling centered, focused and validated in my pursuit of writing. – Jo Ann, Half Moon Bay, CA
A comfortable and safe place to risk the territory of writing. Her non-judgmental support provided great technique and fun exploration at the same time. – Nadia N.
The Way of Story de-mystified the writing process and has given me a comfort with my own writing, allowing me to come out in full. Your personal stories are wonderful! – Vonder G.
Catherine Ann has an uncanny ability to hear the kernel of truth and play it back as new and refreshing. She has opened a door for me to begin my journey, awakening my sleeping self. – Carol L.
The Way of Story is the beginning of a journey to the stories within me. With Catherine Ann, we are in safe hands. She teaches us how to drive the bumpy terrain. – Julie C., singer-songwriter
An amazing journey and now I know I can sit down and start writing. You are a wonderful teacher as well as kind and compassionate. Thank you! – Fern B.
Your direction of the group helped me awaken to the connection with my experience and the words. I am inspired to continue the journey. – Thom L.
Thank you for providing the understanding that the power of writing comes from the things not said. You are a knowledgeable & a wonderful teacher! – Jeff H., Ojai, CA
This has been great the second time. I got another jump start which is what I came for. Thank you. – Phyllis S., Palm Springs, CA
Catherine, you’re definitely a master of your craft. It’s intriguing to see how you draw from the world. I’ll seek your advice in future! – David S., Ojai, CA
Catherine, your workshop was a spiritual experience as well as practical. Thanks so much! – Gard J., Boulder City, NV Catherine does the wonderful thing of connecting your soul to your writing and that is truly priceless. – Danny Leong, Singapore
Catherine Jones makes writing accessible. Her approach encourages deep honesty in storytelling. Thank you for showing how to write a good story! – Leana M, psychologist and writer
Thank you so much, Catherine. I was at first intimidated by the very experienced writers in the room but found it was an opening up process for me, especially at this time in my life. – Kai, actress, singer, songwriter
A safe, sweet, well thought out presentation, more than worth the money! Inspirational! Just right! I greatly thank you. – Richard R., writer-producer of The Night of the Living Dead
It’s uplifting to see someone who’s had a successful career in Hollywood be dedicated to helping others bring heart and soul into writing. – Kate B., WGA screenwriter
Catherine Jones’s focus, clarity, and gentle but spot-on reactions help identify the weak or lazy spots in your writing. Thank God! She is the elevator of purpose. – Joan B, journalist & novelist
A safe place to discover oneself as a writer. Exercises to open up the process and to learn the essential steps of story structure. – Linda Leonard, Jungian analyst and author of Wounded Woman (Healing Father-Daughter Relationship)
An eye opening class thanks to Catherine’s vision and experience. – Sharon Tan, Dream Forest Productions, Singapore
I came out of the workshop with a better script and a clearer idea of how to achieve that. The best part was your one-to-one sessions. With your clarity and vision, you were able to sift out what I wanted to say and add more ‘meat to my bones.’ I look forward to your next workshop! – Dora Tan, Singapore
Your insights were keys that gave me a new perspective on how to write for an audience and for Hollywood. My heartfelt thanks! – Ron , Los Angeles, CA
After many years I feel that I’m speaking the truth when I say I am a writer. – David M., Los Angeles, CA
This seminar gave space and encouragement to touch and ultimately cradle the protected creative within. – Caroline Privileged to have had you. Amazed how much you gave in so short a time. Far exceeded expectations. – Jill, Oakland, CA
Catherine Ann Jones will help you discover the gold hidden within. More importantly, she gives you the tools to write and shape your internal treasure. – Connie
Beyond my expectation! Thank you, Catherine, for opening a new door into the creative process! – Elaine M, Ojai, CA
Where for the first time, I discovered the shadow of human character hidden in the word. Thank you, thank you, Om! – Nadine M, Ventura, CA
Inspirational! Awakening my long sleeping creativity. A great course! – George T, Ventura, CA Inspirational! I now know what a muse is. – Kara M., MarVista, CA
Dynamic and inspirational! The Way of Story is more than just about writing. It is about spirituality and life opening the way and providing the courage to look into your very soul. – Andrew R, San Diego, CA
The Way of Story is is simply the best writing course I’ve ever experienced. Catherine Ann Jones is a teacher unique, blending superb writing craft, soul-connection, and psychological expertise. – Nan Henderson, M.S.W. – Ojai, CA
The workshop helped me trust what I instinctively knew about the form and essence of a great story. By making this understanding conscious, I can now access and apply it more fully and with confidence. – Jennifer W, Mill Valley, CA
Catherine invites the sacred characters from the Soul and then gives you the grounded tools of craft and structure to write the story. – Reda R, Carmel Valley, CA Catherine is an exceptional teacher. She knows how to make each feel important and bring our their story. – Ruth Kundert, Reedley, CA
An amazing experience! A magical and memorable class. – Scott E, San Rafael, CA I came with my fingers crossed and left knowing all I needed to know. I am forever grateful. – Cat M, Fairfax, CA
A beautiful revelation! You articulate how life and art become one with luminous clarity. My life is transformed. I can only thank you for your generosity of spirit. – Paul S., Campbell, CA
I came empty, and now my story toolbox is full. Can’t wait to get home and go to work! – Richard R, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA You make everything seem possible. – Doreen H, Selling to Hollywood Conference, Los Angeles,CA
A truly inspiring weekend that encouraged me to think deeply about the way I write, what I write and why I write. Catherine is a supportive and enabling tutor with a wealth of professional experience and wisdom for emerging and more seasoned writers. Buy her book too and forget about Robert McKee, John Truby et al. Excellent value for money! – Anne Woods, UK
This course was a wonderful surprise. Catherine’s style is intimate, safe, inspiring. I loved that we learned a lot by “doing” – and this was the pleasant surprise- by physical exercises. This course will remain with me for a long time for all these reasons. I thoroughly recommend it! – Theresa S., Gloucester, UK
Thank you for a weekend of thought-provoking, challenging and valuable insights. I leave freshly inspired! Looking forward to your playwriting seminar at Stanford in 2007! – Alice Carter, Stanford University
A most generous tutor. It would be difficult to imagine a more involving, productive, and truly educational workshop weekend. Ms. Jones gives tools, encouragement, and ideas in a warm and insightful manner. I will never forget this weekend workshop! – Chris H., Winchester
Thank you for providing the understanding that the power of writing comes from the things not said. You are a knowledgeable & a wonderful teacher! – Jeff H., Ojai, CA
A very worthwhile weekend. I take with me ways of working with story from a new perspective. Thanks so much. – Ellie N., Springville, CA This has been great the second time. I got another jump start which is what I came for. Thank you. – Phyllis S., Palm Springs, CA.
Catherine, you’re definitely a master of your craft. It’s intriguing to see how you draw from the world. I’ll seek your advice in future! – David S., playwright, NYC
I loved this! Most useful was the freedom of structure. Your ideas were clear, concise, easily understood. Appreciated, too, your gentle supportive approach. I’m encouraged to continue writing. – Amanda M. Ojai, CA (writer of hit song, The Rose)
By reminding us over and over about the basics, you help us stay the course, giving us tools easy to remember and use. – Helga S. Ojai, CA
Your structure gave my story wings. I’ve never been so clear on what I want to write. – Linda L., Ann Arbor, MI At last, a working, professional writer who teaches writing! – Joe S., San Francisco, CA
A wonderful workshop, Catherine! I learned about the craft of structure as well as accessing the soul of a story. A weekend well-spent. I am enriched. – Maggi M., Newbury Park, CA
Very inspiring. Good knowledge of structure, a gentle process of learning pushing us forward, inviting creativity to flow. Thank you! – Lee S, Hollywood, FL This class is amazingly effective for its revelation of story structure & timing, the trajectory of characters, and most importantly how character drives plot. I wouldn’t change a thing! – Helga S, Ojai, CA
Anyone taking this workshop with an interest in writing would benefit greatly. I simply want to express my gratitude to you. I will remember most your eyes, the way they light up when one of us had a breakthrough. This happened to each and everyone in the room. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! – David N., Chicago, IL
A valuable experience for anyone and everyone! Just the right focus on story structure, giving us the necessary tools to delve into our individual truths. – Bill H., Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
Catherine is a gentle, encouraging soul. I was fearful of making mistakes and of sharing with a group of strangers. What a relief to learn that both fear and making mistakes are part of the creative process! – Denise A, Thousand Oaks, CA
Enlightening with plenty of tools you can use over and over again. A splendid release of creativity and to get in touch with your emotional self while honing your writing skills. Invaluable, life-changing! – Andi S, Ventura, CA
I don’t want this workshop to end! I’m standing on the crest of my life and you have given me the courage to jump! Thank you! – Karen R, Ventura, CA A psychological break-through! Now having crystallized my life theme, I am able to release my long-suppressed creativity. – Tracy L., Ventura, CA
I have been reading your book, The Way of Story, and it is so refreshing to see what it is you do with all your heart and soul. I like the style of the book a great deal and how you weave the personal autobiographical elements with the illustrative examples of myths and cycles of being and archetypal roles that we each experience. You write with understanding as having transcended the most challenging cycles. – Jane Samuels, UK
This course has been a turning point in my life, awakening the creative self and teaching me how to feel. – Martin, M, retired psychiatrist, age 92

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Playwrights Foundation-EVENTBRITE- 2016 FLASH PLAYS

 

Eventbrite - 2016 FlashPlays - Ferociously Fast Theater!

FlashPlays!
40+ Local Playwrights • 70+ Micro Plays 

80+ minutes of Ferociously Fast Theater!

A Community Benefit for Playwrights Foundation 

Saturday, December 3rd at 8:00PM

Sunday, December 4th at 5:00PM – followed by a DJ dance party!

at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco

Advance tickets are $18 online, and $25 at the Door.
VIP Tickets for $36 include reserved seating and drinks of your choice.

Join in a creative community gathering to celebrate the city we love.


 

Calling All Volunteers!
We’re looking for #FlashPlays2016  volunteers to help us Dec 3 and 4 at Brava Theater.
Many roles and time slots available – front of house, ushers, backstage. Even better – volunteers receive a comp ticket to #FlashPlays2016.

Join the fun! Contact us today at admin@playwrightsfoundation.org

Stage Manager Needed!

We need an assistant Stage Manager to assist with FlashPlays at Brava Theater. Modest Stipend!

Hours: 25

Thursday 12/1 – 5 – 11pm

Saturday 12/3 – 9:30am – 10pm

Sunday 12/4 – 3 – 8pm

Emerging & Intermediate level of experience is all that’s needed.

Send inquiry and resume to artisticintern@playwrightsfoundation.org

Playwrights Foundation uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.Playwrights Foundation – 1616 16th st, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173View as a web page.

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The Rogue Theatre- Wins the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Award

The Rogue Theatre- Wins the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Award

300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ – 520-551-2053 – http://www.TheRogueTheatre.org

New York City holds a special place in the heart of any theatre lover. Many of us saw our first fully professional play on stage in a Broadway house. So, it was fitting that Joe and I traveled to New York City to receive the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Award on behalf of The Rogue Theatre.

We flew in Sunday night and at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, we met with the other nine recipients of the award and several members of the American Theatre Wing staff. We learned that the other regional companies, from Pasadena to Boston, have similar joys and challenges as The Rogue. The discussion was lively and we brought home many ideas that we will develop in the months ahead.

At lunch, we met Patty Gallagher, who took the bus from Washington D.C., where she’s currently working at the Folger Theatre. Then we went to the TV studios of City University of New York, where all ten Artistic Directors taped a show of “Working in the Theatre” with Donna Hanover (the former wife of Rudi Guiliani).

Lucie Arnaz presenting the
National Theatre Company Awards
Next, we headed over to the first floor of the Empire State Building, where there was a cocktail reception and we received our awards. Several members of the American Theatre Wing Board were there, including Lucie Arnaz (who is the head of the award selection committee) and William Ivey Long who is a self-described “fabulously famous costume designer on Broadway.” We talked with both of them and enjoyed further conversations with the other theatre companies.

We rounded out the day with a walk to the Lincoln Center and a visit to the Juilliard School where Joe studied many years ago. The day ended with a lovely meal prepared for us by Rogue Board Member Ellen Bodow (complete with New York cheesecake) and we had a champagne toast to The Rogue.

It was a fantastic day with a lovely ending. We wish all of you could have been there with us, but of course you were in spirit!

Thank you for your partnership and your support which made this very special experience and recognition possible.

Sincerely,
Cindy Meier
Managing and Associate Artistic Director

Don’t forget!
There is still time to become a Rogue subscriber and guarantee yourself four more extraordinary theatre experiences this season.

Four-show packages can be purchased by calling our box office at (520) 551-2053 or by visiting the Tickets page of our website!

The Rogue Theatre’s mission is to create the highest quality theatre possible;
challenging, stretching, and invigorating our community.

We emphasize

LANGUAGE by placing primary value on quality language and literature;
ENSEMBLE by developing performers who seek continuous improvement and creating an academy for training ourselves and emerging theatre artists;
CHALLENGING IDEAS by presenting plays which offer complex and provocative points of view
related to important social, political, and personal issues.

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Playwrights Foundation- Presents Rough Reading of BIKE AMERICA by Mike Lew

Playwrights Foundation- Presents Rough Reading of BIKE AMERICA by Mike Lew

Mike Lew’s BIKE AMERICA brilliantly captures the pulse of American 20-somethings in search of identity. Full of wit, insight and compassion.
-David Goldman
Stanford University

Please join us as we dive into the truly funny world of Mike Lew’s BIKE AMERICA, a highly comic riff on the benefits and liabilities of your average cross-country benefit bike tour.

BIKE AMERICA by Mike Lew

$1 BEERS for everyone who bikes to the San Francisco Reading!

Monday, October 1, 2012 7:00p
Stanford University – Robley Hall
To RSVP contact David Goldman or for more information
davidg1@stanford.edu

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:00p
Thick House, 1695 18th St, San Francisco – on Potrero Hill
To RSVP or for more information
rsvp@playwrightsfoundation.org
Or call: 415-626-2176

The event is free, but a $20 (or more) donation in advance comes with a reserved seat and drink! To reserve your seat click here.

Also, ride your bike to event and present your helmet or bike key upon arriving for $1 beers! And other beverages too, I guess.

Need some tunes to listen to while riding? Check out Mike Lew’s playlist on our PF Blog to keep you motivated while tackling these San Francisco hills! We look forward to seeing you there!

Playwrights Foundation uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

Playwrights Foundation – 1616-16th Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

View as a web page. http://www.playwrightsfoundation.org

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Trinity University Theatre – Presents A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

Trinity University Theatre – Presents A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
opens Friday!

September 28 & 29, 2012 at 8pm
September 30 at 2:30pm
October 3 & 4 at 7pm
October 5 & 6 at 8pm
Get your tickets now!
call 210-999-8515
or email tutheatre@trinity.edu

Ticket Prices
General admission: $10
Seniors/Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $8
Students w/ID: $6

Season passes are available!

“Freedom should never be taken for granted — it’s always at stake and always worth fighting for.” -Kauveh Khozein

Location
Stieren Theatre at Trinity University
directions
map

Parking
Alamo Stadium or Laurie Auditorium visitor parking

Produced by the Department of Human Communication and Theatre at Trinity University
Director Susanna Morrow

Cast

Sam Gilliam as Die Alte

Lisa Ashby as Agnes

Emma Baker as Paulinka
Kauveh Khozein as Baz

James Jarrott as Husz

Kat Rodriguez as Zillah

Josh Humphreys as Traum & Herr Swetts

Sarah Munroe as Malek

Nicole Lumpkins as Gotchling

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Abringdon Theatre Company- Abingdon’s 20th Season Kick-Off Party!

Abringdon Theatre Company- Abingdon’s 20th Season Kick-Off Party!

When? Monday, August 20th, 2012

What time? 6pm – 10pm

Where? Abingdon!

Why? Because it’s our 20th Season and we want to celebrate with all the Artists that we know and love.

What happens? Eat, drink, dance, reminisce about old shows (we’ll have photos and souvenirs), kick around ideas about new projects (there’s always networking to do), and generally enjoy each other’s company!

What else? Get a SNEAK PEAK at Abingdon’s newest programming – the Pop Up Playhouse (PUP)! At 7:30pm we will be presenting two 15 minute Fairytales which will be a part of Fairytale Fridays this Season.

If you can, please RSVP by August 13th. A headcount is always helpful!

Hope to see you all there!

~The ATC Gang

“Like Us” on Facebook before Labor Day and automatically be entered to WIN 2 TICKETS to any show at Abingdon this Season!

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Abingdon Theatre Company- Abingdon’s 20th Season Kick-Off Party!

Abingdon Theatre Company- Abingdon’s 20th Season Kick-Off Party!

When? Monday, August 20, 2012

What time? 6pm – 10pm

Where? Abingdon!

Why? Because it’s our 20th Season and we want to celebrate with all the Artists that we know and love.
What happens? Eat, drink, dance, reminisce about old shows (we’ll have photos and souvenirs), kick around ideas about new projects (there’s always networking to do), and generally enjoy each other’s company!

What else? Get a SNEAK PEAK at Abingdon’s newest programming – the Pop Up Playhouse (PUP)! At 7:30pm we will be presenting two 15 minute Fairytales which will be a part of Fairytale Fridays this Season.

If you can, please RSVP by August 13th. A headcount is always helpful!
Hope to see you all there!
~The ATC Gang

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