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TdM Announces Playwriting Workshop!

Do you love telling stories? Do you want to write your stories down for others to enjoy? Or have you ever considered writing a script? Well, you too could be a playwright. In alignment with Theatre du Mississippi’s mission to support new playwrights, a new writer’s workshop is in the offering for this year.

The workshop, scheduled to meet once every 3 – 5 weeks over a 6-month period, will cover the basics of playwriting including dramatic structure, character development, and dialogue. Participants will work on assignments between sessions then read their pieces aloud as they convene in the following weeks. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to culminate in writing one-act plays to produce in Original Shorts in April/May.

Judy Myers, MFA, Professor of Theatre at Saint Mary’s University and Theatre du Mississippi board member, will lead the workshops on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. – Noon beginning September 23. Subsequent dates are October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20, and February 17. The fee for the 6-session workshop is $60.00, payable by check to TdM at the first session.

Anyone seeking more information or interested in participating should contact Kathy Florin, Managing Director, at kathy@theatredumiss.org or Judy Myers at jmyers@smumn.edu .

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Production Season

Halloweenona Revue
Music, Stories, Film Shorts and More!
Presented by TdM and
Café Congo
Oct. 27, 2018
First Congregational Church of Winona, UCC
161 W Broadway St.
(Johnson St. Canopied Entrance

7th Annual Christmas Radio Show
Written by Alex Green
Directed by Tony Opelt
Dec. 7 - 9, 2018
Burke Music House
226 E 3rd St, Winona, MN
(Use the back entrance)

Historic Masonic Theatre Winona MN

Founded in 1997, Theatre du Mississippi is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. Our aim is to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond.

Theatre du Mississippi | P.O. Box 184 | Winona, MN 55987 | admin@theatredumiss.org

As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us provide community outreach, education, entertainment and, in particular, dedication to original works. We are located in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Winona, Minnesota, in the bluff country of the upper Mississippi River Valley. We appreciate the following foundations and institutions for supporting our organization through their generous grants:
  • The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
  • SEMAC - McKnight Emerging Artist Grant, in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature
'Friends of the Masonic' is a citizens group focused on the preservation and restoration of the Historic Masonic Theatre, its building, and its collection of historic painted scenery. Please join us and share your ideas about how we might assist the City in preserving this historic building and the drops collection. Join us at: www.facebook.com/groups/279822072207056/.