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Natural Women: Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell
Carol Clarke Geshlider

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The 1960s not only brought about tremendous changes in the sound and content of popular music, but also blazed a new path for women toward self-awareness and self-realization. The music of the 60s challenged the mores and values of American culture and redefined the role of "woman." In a dramatic reading, "Words...Alive!" explores the backgrounds and intersecting lives of these three female musicians who upended the expectations that had been laid out for women by previous generations. A dramatic curtain fell between the traditional manner in which each grew up and the rebellious adulthood each carved out for herself and which each reflected in her music. Their music inspired women to follow and nothing has ever been the same. They gave us a new soundtrack to our lives. The dramatic adaptation is based on the books Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller, Carly Simon's memoir, Boys in the Trees and a memoir by Carole King titled A Natural Woman.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Carol Clarke Geshlider received her BA in English from St. Joseph's College and her master's in Education from St. John's University on Long Island. Her coursework for a doctorate in organizational studies was done at Columbia University in New York.  She taught creative writing and drama at the high school and college levels and was principal of both New Hyde Park Jr/Sr High School and Great Neck North High School on Long Island. Having developed the concept of  "drama at your door," she founded "Words...Alive!" seventeen years ago with her partner, Eunice Bernard. As in-house writer she has written three original plays, and adapted four novels for the stage. Carol has developed and appeared in all the many "Words...Alive!" programs. Acting and writing full time is a lifelong dream fulfilled, although her years as teacher and high school principal were both challenging and joyous. Carol now lives in Delray Beach enjoying her second career.

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
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