The Springer Opera House will be the site for the "Oral History Performances: Creating a Story Play for Your Community" workshop, presented by the Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies. The workshop will be Monday, beginning at 10 a.m.
Paul Pierce, the producing artistic director of the Springer, says you can still sign up for the workshop. But he asks that you call him as soon as you can so he can order lunch for you.
Rebecca Kennerly, assistant professor of communication studies at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will lead the workshop. She teaches intercultural communication, performance and oral history. Assisting Kennerly will be Jennifer Tarwick of the Colquitt Miller Arts Council and Pierce.
The Colquitt Miller Arts Council has produced "Swamp Gravy," a successful story play. In 1996, the Springer created "Kudzu: The Musical," using Chattahoochee Valley folk tales and memories.
I think Becky Becker of Columbus State University should have been asked to be part of this, too. She and her theater students did the oral history of Westville and presented it in play form last fall. Right now, they're working (along with the Chattahoochee Shakespeare Co.) on the oral history of Bibb City.
becky did say she'll be at the workshop.
This workshop will teach participants how to plan and organize an oral history project.
The workshop is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday. Admission is $45, and includes lunch and materials.
Call Pierce at 706-256-0951.