Lifelong Learning looks at playwright process

This Saturday, March 21, Lifelong Learning-Free Lectures at the Sisson Library will present “From Page to Stage: A Conversation with Three Contemporary American Playwrights”

Ever wonder how a play progresses from an idea to a written script to a fully produced performance or film? This is your chance to look behind the scenes at the playwright’s process. Come be a part of an exclusive hour-long discussion with three winning contemporary playwrights in Square Top Repertory Theatre’s New Works Festival 2009.

The Theatre’s Co-Artistic directors, Charlie Pepiton and Shane Fuller, will introduce the playwrights, who will do a reading from their current projects. The readings will be followed by a question-and-answer session led by Charlie and Shane.

John Philpit is author of “Contrapositive,” and lives in New York City. Joan Dunayer is author of “Seeking Flight,” and hails from Champaign, Ill. Joseph Frost, from Jackson, Miss., is author of “Anathema.” He is also assistant professor of theatre at Belhaven College in Jackson.

Charlie Pepiton is the producer/co-artistic director at Square Top Repertory Theatre. Shane Fuller is the co-artistic director/resident playwright at STRT and teaches performing arts at Milton Academy in Milton, Mass.

The Lifelong Learning Lectures series presents a wide variety of topics sure to pique the interest of residents and visitors alike. Its mission is to help you keep your mind agile and your life interesting. Each presentation is free and open to the public.

Lectures take place at the Sisson Library, located at the corner of U.S. 160 and 8th Street, starting sharply at 3 p.m.