Stegner Shorts on Stage: Word for Word Performing Arts Company

Sponsored by Stanford Lively Arts


Saturday, February 26, 2011
8:00 pm –
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Dinkelspiel Auditorium
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“Noted for adapting short works of fiction for the stage without changing a word of the original text, Word for Word takes the word 'adaptation' to all-new levels. You leave a Word for Word show in disbelief that you’ve just seen a short story" —San Francisco Examiner Each of us can remember reading a powerful story, creating a mental picture of the characters, imagining the timbre and inflection of their voices. With this common experience as a backdrop, Word for Word Performing Arts company was founded to “tell great stories with elegant theatricality,” honoring authors and their creative work by artfully bringing words from the written page into the realm of live theater. The company’s 2008 Lively Arts presentations of More Stories by Tobias Wolff and James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues were testaments to the remarkable work that this organization does on behalf of literary artists. Now, Word for Word turns its attention to the work of fiction writers and poets who are Stegner Fellows in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program. Named for Wallace Stegner, the American writer/historian who spent much of his creative life on the West Coast and at Stanford, the highly competitive, two-year Fellowships are offered to a handful of fiction writers and poets who work at Stanford under the guidance of senior authors on faculty. The works to be presented on this program will be selected from current Fellows. The format will be a staged reading of short stories and poetry, giving voice to the written word.

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$20.00 (Adult) | $10.00 (Stanford Student) | Other discounts available - please check website for more information

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