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Jewish Theatre Collaborative studies narrative adaptation

Avital Shira at work during Jewish Theatre Collaborative's master class workshop with Jane Jones.  Photo by Fridericke Heuer.

This past weekend, I organized a two-day masterclass workshop for the Jewish Theatre Collaborative acting ensemble and core company with Book-It Repertory Theatre's Co-Artistic Director Jane Jones.  Jane has been a mentor and inspiration to me for a number of years, and I had the privilege of working with her at Book-It when I interned there in 2011.  We spent the full day on Saturday learning about how to bring point-of-view to narrative in a way that makes it as active as possible onstage.  Sunday, we went to task adapting poems, letters, and scenes from novels for performance.  Check out Book-It Repertory Theatre's wonderful work at http://book-it.org.