A Garden of Gratitude

AMERICAN VOICES IN COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE

by Jules Corriere


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Book Details

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Publication Date : 5/9/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781425747626

About the Book

“This is the most important work being done in theater today.” -Studs Turkel, Pulitzer Prize author’s closing remarks after The Whole World Gets Well "It would take thousands of words to describe what goes into one of these productions and the way it tugs at the heart. Every time I see one of CPI’s plays I have the solid feeling that this is a new American popular theater, that it is a good thing to put ordinary people on the stage and pack the house with audiences who care deeply about what the play says and who is doing it." -Linda Burnham, The Community Arts Network "Director Richard Geer heals troubled communities with the magic of theater-- and the gift of new hope." -People Magazine "...intimate theater of place. Its potent impact is derived from its truth, the resonance of shared ordeals and delights, its portrait of a place like no other. In 30 years of watching cutting-edge performance, I have rarely witnessed [such] a response...." -American Theatre Magazine


About the Author

Jules Corriere has written twenty-four plays, edited two books, and recently wrote and directed a radio-variety show. Her Chicago production, The Whole World Gets Well, won the Presidential Points of Light Award and toured London and Edinburgh. Other writing credits include "Let My People Go! A Spiritual Journey" performed at the Kennedy Center; and Turn the Wash Pot Down, featured in People Magazine and named by the South Carolina legislature as the state’s Folk Life Play. American Theatre magazine said of this play, "Even if Turn the Washpot Down doesn't save Union's life, it has already saved its soul." Jules is Co-Artistic Director and resident playwright of Swamp Gravy. She appears in the 2005 edition of Who's Who for her work in Theater Arts and Social Activism.