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Workshop offers women chance to write, perform

The goal of the 2021 Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project titled “Woodpecker Lips” is to provide opportunities for women to write, perform, direct and tell local stories meaningful to community theater audiences.

In keeping with that goal, a free workshop is being held for aspiring and experienced writers, a news release said.

“Intro to Monologue Writing” will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 27 via Zoom. Through the workshop, each participating writer will develop an original monologue about a living or historical local or Pennsylvania woman. The length of the monologues will vary.

Leading the workshop is Lilace Guignard. She will talk about the elements of a stand-alone monologue and how to create one. Through discussion and group activities, the writers will choose their topics and begin the process of character development. Writers can come up with their own idea about the woman they would like to research or can choose one from the list, the news release said.

There will also be two feedback sessions during which the writers will give helpful input about each other’s monologues in progress.

The deadline to register for the Feb. 27 workshop is Feb. 19. Before writers register, they are asked to watch a video about the overall project and details about the upcoming Feb. 27 workshop and then complete the online registration form. Both can be found on the Hamilton-Gibson website at https://www.hamiltongibson.org.

Those with questions about the writing workshops or the Zoom format can email Guignard at lilacemellin@gmail.com.

Auditions for actors will be in-person in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Ave., Wellsboro at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1. No registration is necessary. Or, actors can do a one to two-minute video monologue and send it to

woodpeckerlips2021@gmail.com.

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