A History of Theater on Cape Cod with Sue Mellen
Join us (virtually) SATURDAY, MAY 1 at 4pm
You might think that American drama was born in one of the theaters on Broadway. But, in fact, truly American theater was born on Cape Cod in 1916, when a group of artists and writers in Provincetown mounted a production of a one-act play, Bound East for Cardiff, by a little-known playwright, Eugene O’Neill. They staged the play in a rickety old theater on a wharf in what was then little more than a sleepy fishing village. From that artists’ colony—and others like it across the Cape and Islands—Cape theater culture grew into the constantly expanding theater universe it is today.
Sue will lift the curtain on the rich history of theater on Cape Cod. She will paint a vivid picture of the early years of American drama on the culture-rich peninsula, as she does in her book, A History of Theater on Cape Cod. She will take our members on a tour of the Cape’s many-faceted theater history, giving theater-lovers an insider’s view of what has madeCape theater great.
Sue Mellen began her writing career as an arts, entertainment and features writer for the Cape Cod Times. She next went on to work in public relations, first for a regional healthcare system, then for a classic car museum. Then, after a short stint as a freelance business and technology writer, she began a content-creation firm YourWriters, which she still operates to this day. Through her company, she has co-written and ghostwritten numerous books for a wide range of clients.
The interview will be led by Toby Wilson, Eventide’s former ArtisticDirector and the Producer of Eventide Tales
Members who attend will receive a signed copy of Sue’s new book!