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VIEWFINDER: A New Play by Donna Barkman

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Work by Emma Rivers in the WORD show, photographed by Kristin Pareti

Writing the Walls 2017 opens with VIEWFINDER, a new one woman show by Donna Barkman, and directed by Mara Mills. Viewfinder will be performed at HVCCA on Saturday, April 23 @ 4:00 pm.

Viewfinder is a kaleidoscopic response to Emma River’s “Bathrobe Chronicles” from HVCCA’s Word exhibit and an exploration of the internalized influences of home, family, social milieu, and lived experience.

As a writer/actor, Donna Barkman has performed her solo plays, “Hand-Me-Downs: Scenes from a Life with a Little Help from Antigone and Mother Goose,” and “Sticks and Stones and Women’s Bones,” in New York City and environs. Her poetry has appeared in Chautauqua, Boston Literary Review, String Poet, Per Contra, Pennsylvania English, Trivia: Voices of Feminism, and others, as well as in many anthologies. Ms. Barkman served as a juror for the Bronx Council on the Arts Poetry Competition and has regularly written and performed poetry and short plays for many ekphrastic events at Upstream Gallery, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and Ceres Gallery in New York City.











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