“America & Me!” by William Kinsolving
“America & Me!”
Walt Whitman’s Musings on His 67th Birthday
Written & Presented by William Kinsolving
Aone-hander America & Me, being the celebratory, profound, and tormented musings of Walt Whitman, on Lincoln, the Civil War, 19th Century America, sensory proclivities, and the struggles of publishing Leaves of Grass, on the occasion of his 67th birthday. At the moment, Kinsolving is performing this all over the country
After a questionable academic career at Stanford (I mean, how practical is a double major in Drama and Far Eastern Theology?), William Kinsolving fled to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to play Richard II. He then attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for finish. Returning to New York, he appeared as an actor under- off- and on Broadway, as well as a saloon singer in outré Greenwich Village nightclubs. Returning to the West, he won the Best Actor of the Year award from the San Francisco Chronicle for his performance at the Berkeley Rep. Transitioning to a second career, Kinsolving wrote his first play with 83 roles. He was awarded a Ford Foundation Playwriting Grant. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada produced the play, with every actor south of the Arctic Circle. This led him into the maws of Hollywood, writing and doctoring some fifty screenplays. He finally escaped to write and have published five novels, including a couple of best sellers. For more than you might need to know about him, see: williamkinsolving.com
The play runs 80 minutes with no intermission. This event is free (suggested $10 donation is welcome) and open to everyone in the public. We do ask that you call if you plan on attending by Thursday, July 19th at 860-355-8050 or by email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JCC in Sherman has been a gathering place for the local communities in the Candlewood Lake area and nearby New York towns since 1994. The mission of the JCCS is to provide high quality educational, cultural, and social programs to Sherman, CT and the surrounding communities serving all people irrespective of age, race, or religion.
Location & Directions
Sherman, CT 06784