In Theatrical Scenes from Danville, PA, playwright David A. Miller has created short plays plays inspired by the history (recent and distant) and people of Danville, PA. The creation process has included research in collaboration with the Montour County Historical Society and Thomas Beaver Public Library, interviews with residents of Danville, playwriting workshops with Mr. Toczek’s 6th graders at St. Joseph School, a playwright’s writing retreat, and an online public performance of staged readings of the original pieces by professional actors and student actors from Bloomsburg University.
One of the plays is made up of words from community members gathered through interviews and surveys. Another of the plays was created collaboratively with the 6th graders from St. Joseph School. The cast includes professional actors from the community and students from the theatre program at Bloomsburg University. The actors are Mary Burnett, Elizabeth Dowd, Lydia Hannibal, Andy Hubatsek, Gibryl Livingston, and Kalie Peterson.
Watch the Performance
Five new, short plays inspired by Danville, PA will premiere in a script-in-hand reading on Thursday, December 17 at 7:30pm on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/davidamillerdirector and will continue to play through Wednesday, December 23.
This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Community Partnerships RC&D Council, Inc. is a locally led non-profit dedicated to improving quality of life in rural Pennsylvania. As a partner in the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) program, Community Partnerships RC&D administers the PPA program locally in Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union Counties. This funding opportunity provides grants to eligible organizations or individuals to conduct community arts projects.
The thirteen departments in Bloomsburg University’s College of Liberal Arts span the humanities, fine arts and social sciences.
Tell Me A Story about Danville, PA
Do you have a story to tell about Danville?
Do you have an answer to the question, “What makes Danville special?”
Playwright David A. Miller is writing plays inspired by Danville and he would love to hear your story to serve as inspiration. What began as in-person Tell Me A Story sessions at local establishments (Thomas Beaver Public Library, Old Forge Brewing Company, and Danville Business Alliance) has morphed into Remote Sessions! Pull up a virtual chair and share a story in one of two ways: