Friday 500: Community Guest Cynthia Dillon

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"She Left Her Heart in Kabul" is a Solo Performance piece written by Cynthia Dillon about a brief moment of Afghanistan, from 1956 to 1960, when her family lived in Kabul. It focuses on Cynthia's mother's profound attachment to those years revealed to Cynthia through her mother's memoirs, poetry and, in part, her dementia. This is a hybrid piece, part memoir, part poetry, part narrative, to honor both her mother and the land that she loved.

Cynthia will perform for 35 minutes, after which there will be a Q&A on the project's genesis and subject. Cynthia will also request feedback from the group about the piece's craft, structure, and form.

Cynthia Dillon has an MA in Directing and a PhD in Performance Theory from CU Boulder. She taught university theatre for over 20 years and has directed over 50 productions in academic, semi-professional and professional theatres. She was granted tenure at New Mexico State University and earned a Senior Fulbright Scholar award to teach Culture and Values in American Drama and to research contemporary directing practices in Germany. Although she has acted before and teaches acting and voice, she is primarily a director. “She Left Her Heart in Kabul” is her first Solo Performance.

Friday 500’s are every second and fourth Friday of the month in Denver, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Grab a chair and spend the first hour writing and then join us in the Grotto for a group activity in the second hour. Snack and drinks are provided. These events are free for Lighthouse members; non-members are welcome to visit once before joining.

Instructor: Dan Manzanares Learn More


Feb 22, 2019 4:30am - 6:30pm