by B.J. Hollars
Calling all dramatic reading lovers! This January and February ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater) will be performing work by local authors during two performances. The first will be held at The Local Store at 7PM at January 31 with a follow-up performance at the Altoona Public Library at 2PM on February 3 at 2PM. Adaptations of work by Karen Loeb, Rob Reid, Bergine Haakenson, Sara Bryan, Patti See, Debbie Brown, BJ Hollars, Jim Alf and Ken Szymanski will be featured at the performances.
See below for a brief statement from the ecWIT crew:
We are all local performance artists and educators who celebrate our love of reading and writing through the dramatization of interactive characterizations without set, props, or costumes. Our combined years of theater and performance involvement totals more than 200 years! This year’s winter show, “pEAUpourri” features the writings of 9 Eau Claire authors and poets, and it has been a particularly exciting and humbling writing task to do each of these amazing pieces’ justice in its adaptation to our art form of dramatic reader’s theater. Dramatic Reader’s Theater intends to bring a true theater experience anywhere to anyone without the “distractions” of a big stage experience. Our goal is to create believable characters that an audience will care about and that’s why interaction between our characters is pivotal.
For more, check out their Facebook page here.