Escape to Create: Don Carroll and JC Hallman

Fri. Jan 25, 2019 at 7:30pm CST
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Escape to Create: Don Carroll and JC Hallman


During the thirty years Donald Carroll has lived and worked as an attorney in Rome, Italy, he has been actively involved in the Anglo-American theatre community as actor, director and playwright. His full-length play, If Lear Had A Lawyer, enjoyed its premier run with the English Theatre of Rome in late 2017. The play’s origins began with Carroll’s article of the same title published in the Lincoln Center Theatre Review at the time of their 2004 production of King Lear. Carroll since has developed the role of the Fool as a newly minted lawyer who wrestles with the monarch’s edicts. While in Seaside, he will further update his script to engage today’s audiences to consider the timeless questions of whether the rule of law is always just, whether power must corrupt and whether blind love can always be true. Carroll will screen a video trailer created for the play and present the script as narrator in a reading at The REP Theatre. The playwright will conduct an innovative workshop in writing contemporary poems in iambic pentameter for high school students.




Awarded non-fiction writer J.C. Hallman presents his forthcoming book The Anarcha Quest: The Story of A Slave and A Surgeon. Hallman will recount his transformational journey through thousands of archival documents from 19th century Alabama plantations to Paris to 21st century fistula clinics in Africa while researching the forgotten enslaved patients who advanced life-saving surgical techniques credited to J. Marion Sims. A pioneer in the field of surgery, Sims founded the first women’s hospital in the U.S. at Madison and 29th in NYC, was instrumental in founding the country’s first cancer institute, New York Cancer Hospital,  and was  president of the American Medical Association.  Hallman's evidence-based research has proved instrumental in the reexamination of the ethical practices of this internationally prominent 19th century surgeon and creates a better historic understanding of this period in medicine and the socio-political culture of slavery.  Author of seven 5-star non-fiction books (Amazon), Hallman’s numerous awards include a John A. Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Best American Travel Writing and Best American Short Story, Pushcart Prize and James Michener Fellowship.  The Anarcha Quest will be published in 2020 by University of Virginia Press.

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The REP Theatre 216 Quincy Circle
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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