Playwright Mark Medoff to visit EPCC

April 14, 2015

 

 

 

 

 By Michelle Rosado

 

 

El Paso Community College will welcome Tony-Winning playwright Mark Medoff for “A Day of Artistic Conversations” presented by the EPCC Spring Arts Festival and the Mass Communication discipline.  

 

On Wednesday, April 15, “Children of a Lesser God” will be screened at the Northwest campus in room M45. The film is the screenplay adaption from Medoff’s Tony-Award winning play and will show from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Continuing his visit, on Friday, April 17, Medoff will host workshops open to students and the public.

At 10 a.m., his writing workshop will take place at the Northwest campus library, 6701 S. Desert Blvd, room L100. 

 

The Rio Grande campus Little Temple, 906 El Paso St., will host his acting workshop from noon to 2 p.m. 

Medoff will conclude with a filmmaking workshop the Valle Verde campus, room B102, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. 

 

Mark Medoff is best known for writing the Broadway play “Children of a Lesser God.” Which won him the Tony Award as author of best play in 1980.

 

 Medoff is also the co-founder of the American Southwest Theatre Company.

 

He was also the head of the  Department of Theatre Arts and New Mexico State University.

 

Medoff not only has won a Tony-Award but has won the Kennedy Center Medallion for Excellence in Education and Artistic Achievement.

 

Medoff has also appeared in plays such as "Black Comedy/White Lies" and "Old Times," as well as the films "Clara’s Heart," "Santa Fe" and "Homage." 

 

For more information about the event contact Elvira Carrizal-Dukes at 831-2844.

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