“Real Life Stories” Writing Class with Sharon Evans
Sharon Evans is a writing instructor for Goodman Theater’s GENarrations program for students 55+ and she will be presenting a 6-week writing workshop for Selfhelp residents.
“ Real Life Stories” class will help you create personal stories and learn basic performance skills to share them. The stories will be no longer than three pages and audience friendly. We all have interesting and important stories to tell and we invite you to write and share them. Classes will be fun and interactive, humor and drama are encouraged! Come and learn something new about yourself and fellow residents. Complete stories will be shared with the Selfhelp community as your audience.
About Sharon Evans: Sharon Evans was Artistic Director of Live Bait Theater, in Chicago, which founded in 1987 and ceased producing in 2008. Live Bait Theater created over 200 world premieres and was nominated for over 50 Jeff awards, predominately in the category of new work. In 2008 Evans left to pursue personal projects, teach and write. Her play BLIND TASTING, was awarded a Jeff Citation award for Best New Work in 2003. In 2008 Evans was an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Finalist and in 2013 a recipient for the Chicago City Arts Fund. Four of her plays have been awarded developmental support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Evans has a degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at Chicago Dramatists and guest-lectured at the School of the Art Institute, North Park University, Loyola University and Columbia College.