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Auction Ends: Jun 2, 2010 11:59 PM CDT

Unique Experiences

Dream of seeing your work on the stage?!

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Estimated Value
$75 USD to elizde
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description


This is your chance to work with an expert!!

Award winning Evanston playwright M.E.H. Lewis is offering a writing workshop for aspiring writers!  Her critically acclaimed scripts have garnered a large regional fan base, and her skill carries over as a writing coach!  In a one-on-one setting, you will meet three times for one hour each, allowing you to assimilate what you have learned and incorporate that into your work prior to your next session.  If a writing workshop for a small group is more appealing, you would participate in one 3-hour session. 

M.E.H. Lewis is an American playwright working in the Chicago and national theatre scene, and a two-time Illinois Arts Council Fellow (2004, 2008).

Lewis' play HERE WHERE IT'S SAFE just finished a successful run at Stage Left Theatre, and you may also have seen her work in a critically acclaimed sold-out run at Next Theatre this winter. 

She has two new plays, HUNGRY GHOSTS, which is an O'Neill Award semi-finalst, and SMALL WORLD, which was commissioned by Solano Theatre on deck for 2010...!

In Spring 2008, Lewis worked with the Next Communities Ensemble and director Julie Ganey to create the civic theatre piece SECRET LANGUAGE, which was produced at Next Theatre in Evanston.

Her play CREOLE (an O'Neill semi-finalist) premiered at InFusion Theatre in 2007, where it garnered a Must-See from CenterStage and a 4 Star review from TimeOut.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS premiered at Stage Left Theatre in 2006, a critically acclaimed production which won a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Work. FELLOW TRAVELLERS also won Outstanding Playwright at the Dayton Playhouse FutureFest competition with the highest score in the competition's history, as well as the Audience Favorite award, and was named Best New Work of the Season by the Dayton City Paper.

BURYING THE BONES premiered at Stage Left Theater in 2004, garnered Jeff nominations for Best New Work, Best Supporting Actor (John Sanders as Gideon) and Best Supporting Actress (Demetria Thomas as Cassandra), and received the Critic's Choice Award at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.

HUNGER MOON was part of the Cherry Lane Alternative festival in 2000.

Lewis's first play, CHARMS FOR PROTECTION, won the Julie Harris Competition.

M. E. H. Lewis used to produce under the name Margaret Lewis. 

Item Special Note


  • All sessions to take place in the Chicagoland area.
  • Dates and times will be scheduled between the winning bidder and the donor; contact information to be provided at close of auction.
  • Coaching sessions to be completed by May 30, 2011.

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