Winona State University’s Arts Administration Program will host “Miss Myrna Davenport’s Poetry in Motion,” a play written and performed by Catherine Glynn, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, in Stark Hall’s Miller Auditorium, room 103.
“Miss Myrna Davenport’s Poetry in Motion” is the story of a renegade substitute English teacher, fierce poet, and ceaseless vagabond who uses any artistic means necessary to wake her students up. This is a performance to remember, a wild night of theatre and a class that will never be forgotten.
Glynn is a native Minnesotan actor and writer. She holds two MFAs, one from the University of Texas in Austin and one from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. She taught for five years at UT’s Theatre and Dance program. Currently, she makes her living performing, writing and executive coaching.
Last summer, Glynn’s grant application caught the attention of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, which supplied her with a generous “Established Artist” grant to write the play. The world premiere took place in Lanesboro, Minn. at Lanesboro Arts’ historic St. Mane Theatre in January 2016.
The play is directed by Lee Gundersheimer, an instructor at Winona State University and the former Managing Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival.
The performance running time is approximately 75 minutes.
Both performances are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Lee Gundersheimer at Lgundersheimer@winona.edu or 218-591-6653.