As GRSF includes American classic The Glass Menagerie* into their 12th Season, join in the conversation to discuss the importance and dynamics of Tennessee Williams’ work. Featuring: Myles Weber (Winona State University English Department) on Williams himself as well as his influences Jeff Hal-Flavin (Director of the annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Massachusetts) on the key elements of directing Tennessee Williams plays, and Jo Hittner (Winona State University

Presented in partnership with another acclaimed Winona arts organization, Frozen River Film Festival, “Still Dreaming” is a documentary about a group of elderly entertainment retirees, as they mount a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It follows an unusual acting troupe, as they cast, rehearse and perform a Shakespearean play. The candid, open and life-affirming story will inspire us all to keep dreaming as we move forward in our lives at

GRSF is so pleased to welcome author Tim Federle to the Front Porch event line-up. Federle is an award-winning American writer and former Broadway dancer. He was born in San Mateo, California, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His debut novel, Better Nate Than Ever, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2013.  Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, the sequel to Better Nate Than Ever, was named an American Booksellers

GRSF Company Member and Video Team Leader Christopher Gerson will discuss both Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing from the perspectives of of both videographer and stage actor. GRSF company members will do a live demonstration of how acting techniques change when performing Shakespeare live vs on camera. John Kerr (St. Mary’s University English Department) will join them and focus on the visual elements of Baz Luhrmann’s major motion picture

July 11–Symposium: Shakespeare On-Stage vs. On-Screen July 18–Tim Federle: Humorist and Best-Selling Author July 19–Frozen River Film Festival Special Presentation: Still Dreaming July 25–Symposium: Tennessee Williams August 1–Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest: Free!