The Belle of Amherst

A Package of Theatrical Events & Workshops
– For 6th Grade and Up

  • “INSIDE EMILY DICKINSON:  HER POETRY & HER LIFE”
    – An interactive performance piece
  • “THE BELLE OF AMHERST”
    – A theatrical performance
  • WRITING & ACTING WORKSHOPS
    – Tap into the Power of Your Own Unique Voice!

“Ginger Grace leaves you with a whole new outlook
on writing and reading…really cool”


INSIDE EMILY DICKINSON:  HER POETRY & HER LIFE
(Written and performed by Ginger Grace)

This inspiring biographical portrait is based on the letters, life stories and poems of Emily Dickinson.  It combines performance with interactive workshop activities. Ms. Grace reaches out to the audience for ideas, words and phrases, and with their input, new poems are created. The spirit of Emily Dickinson is celebrated not only with her story — filled with heart and humor — but with the immediate creativity taking place in the room.

“It was a whopping success.”
Jan Buttram, Artistic Director, Abingdon Theatre Company


THE BELLE OF AMHERST
Pure theatre – effervescent!  Emily says: “Every town must have its local character — and that’s what I am!” Met with surprises at every turn, she puts pen to paper and overcomes daunting challenges. At times, she is compelled to “stop the world” as creativity starts. It’s a deliriously creative world — one we’re all invited into — and Emily Dickinson is our host!

“We are still reveling in the show here.”
Sheila Heffernon, Chair, Northfield Mount Herman School PAC, MA

“Ms. Grace captivated. . . enthralled. . . we did not want to leave.”
Hohokum School News, AZ


WRITING & ACTING WORKSHOPS
“Ginger Grace visited Horace Mann and ‘graced’ our afternoon. Her energy and excitement really got the students active and thinking. . . If only we could bottle that excitement!!!”
Challenger House News & Views, WI

“A remarkable experience. . . exploring their creativity through poems or acting. . . gave them broader insights into the show and life itself.”
Peter J. Adams, The News-Record, WI

“I was so taken with your approach to writing that I intend to incorporate the technique into my presentations.”
Judith Arrants, Educator, Hohokum Middle School, AZ