Wisner Library to feature local playwright Donna Spector

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    WARWICK-If you love the theater and enjoy reading plays the Albert Wisner Public Library invites you join in for a playreading of The Golden Ladder by local playwright Donna Spector. Since plays are written to be spoken and performed, this play will be read aloud by those in attendance who wish to participate. Spector will attend the reading and be on hand for a discussion of her play afterward. The playreading will be held on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Register for this program by phone at 986-1047 or stop by the Reference Desk at the library. Copies of the play will be available at the Reference Desk on Oct. 1. This semi-autobiographical comedy/drama is an exploration of the difficulties many people experience when they come from families torn by religious and ethnic differences. In an effort to come to some understanding of her identity, Catherine, in her early 30's, recalls her confused childhood and adolescence stemming from her Protestant mother's denial that her father is Jewish and her father's struggle to give up his spiritual heritage to please his wife. The play was produced Off Broadway at Players Theatre on MacDougal Street in New York City in 2002. It is included in Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2002. Donna Spector's plays have also appeared Off Broadway, regionally and in Canada, Ireland and Greece. This year her play Crystal Ball was produced by Women Seeking at Center Stage in New York City, and Golden Ladder will be given a staged reading by Mirror Stage in Seattle and produced by Hope College in Michigan. A member of Dramatists Guild, Poets & Writers and International Centre for Women Playwrights, she received two N.E.H. grants to study in Greece and grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New York Council for the Arts. Her poems, scenes and monologues have appeared in many anthologies and literary magazines.