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Emmy-Award Winner Christopher Lloyd Joins Weston Playhouse Teacher Workshops

Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd will participate in the non-profit Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's annual statewide Teachers Workshop on the Arthur Miller classic Death of a Salesman. The day begins at the Playhouse on Friday, April 9 at 8:30 a.m. with registration and concludes by 3:30 p.m.

A longtime friend of the Weston Playhouse, Lloyd will offer insights to the play and will star in the production on the Weston stage beginning in August.

Lloyd will be a special guest in a morning lecture session with WPTC Producing Director Steve Stettler, who will direct the company's Fall 2010 production of Death of a Salesman. The workshop will also feature morning discussions on the creation, development and conceptualization of the play with Rhode Island College assistant professor Dr. Susan C.W. Abbotson, past president of the Arthur Miller Society.

Two afternoon workshops will feature Greg McCaslin, education Director for New York's Roundabout Theatre and WPTC Master Teacher Julie Aylward from Windsor High School. The workshop will conclude with the reading of a short play written by participants of the Weston Playhouse Young Playwrights program, Weston's newest education initiative led by Middlebury College professor Dana Yeaton.

The annual Teachers Workshop offers lectures and hands-on sessions to provide educators with techniques for teaching drama in the classroom. A casual lunch is provided. The fee for the workshop is $65 and includes an extensive Teacher's Study Guide, a copy of the script, and all materials. Teachers receive certificates for completion of the workshop and continuing education credits based on the Vermont State Education Criteria. This year's workshop is funded in part by the Mountain Room Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To register contact Cathy Bagwell Marsh, WPTC Director of Community Services, at 824-8167 ext. 105 or email cbmarsh@westonplayhouse.org. Additional information and registration forms are available at www.westonplayhouse.org.

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