A clever comedy about the power of the written word
Playwright Theresa Rebeck | Director Kirsten Page
There's only one thing harder than writing your first novel.
Letting him read it.
Set in present-day New York City, Seminar follows four young writers — Kate, Martin, Douglas, and Izzy — and their professor, Leonard. Each student has paid Leonard $5,000 for a ten-week writing seminar to be held in Kate's Upper West Side apartment. As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relationships, and their futures.
Seminar is the provocative new comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck.
Seminar will play at Beaumaris Theatre from 1 - 16 March, 2019.
Director Kirsten Page
Kirsten in an experienced actor having worked with many theatre companies and performed on many stages throughout Melbourne.
Her theatrical highlights include Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Eltham Little Theatre), Molly in The Female of the Species (Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group) and Karen in August: Osage County (Southern Peninsula Players).
Kirsten has won awards on the one act play festival circuit and has been honoured with a nomination at the Victorian Drama League awards. Kirsten has had the pleasure of performing in schools around Victoria with Eagles Nest Theatre presenting classic texts and theatre workshops to teenagers.
Kirsten's previous experience directing includes Pull The Other One (Southern Peninsula Players) and August: Osage County (Southern Peninsula Players). Kirsten is thrilled to be able to present Seminar by Theresa Rebeck to you. After falling in love with the show in New York she has been biding her time, to bring the characters and story to life. Kirsten is grateful to be able to come and play at Beaumaris Theatre Company for the first time.
'In 2012 I unassumingly wandered into a theatre in New York to watch a random show. Little did I know, it would be love at first sight. Seminar had entered my life. I was swept into the story, I was connected with every character and found myself questioning my goals and dreams. The wittiness and pace of Seminar, finely balanced with tension captures audiences attention, while the characters capture their heart. I hope you will find this show as powerful as I did.' - Kirsten