Blogging the Flournoy Playwright Festival

Christopher Cartmill

Christopher Cartmill

There’s a cool new blog to follow in the coming days. Christopher Cartmill is a 1984 Washington and Lee graduate who is an award-winning actor and playwright. Christopher is back in Lexington for the Winter Term as part of the Flournoy Playwright Festival. He’ll be directing several of his own plays throughout the term. But he’s also blogging about his time back on campus. When you go to Christopher’s blog, be sure to start at the beginning by scrolling down to the initial entry (Jan. 5) in which he has a conversation with himself about being back at his alma mater. In his other early entries Christopher shares insights into what it takes to mount a production. The plays are going to be a treat, too, and Christopher is sharing his blog with some of his actors, so you can read what they think of the way rehearsals are going. The first play to be staged is The Apotheosis of Vaclav Drda, Feb. 5-8. There will be a reading of The Robbers of Madderbloom on Feb. 7. Christopher’s Nebraska Chronicles will be staged on Feb. 8. Tickets for the productions are available on line at the theatre site. The Flournoy Playwright Festival is supported by the Ruth E. Flournoy Theatre Endowment and celebrates the pivotal role of the playwright in theatre arts and encourages dramatic writing in the United States and throughout the world. Be sure to visit Christopher’s blog.



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