Monday, January 5, 2009
In Memorium: Julie Portman
It is with sadness that we report that longtime VCCA Fellow Julie Portman, died Dec. 21 following a long illness. Her husband, songwriter and VCCA Fellow Paul Reisler has organized a celebration of her life to be held Sat., Jan 31 at the Theatre House in Castleton, VA. Friends are asked to RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 540-937-8969. There will be a 2:30 showing of Julie's play Conference of the Birds and 4:00 concert followed by pot-luck supper & song circle sharing.
Julie was an Obie-award winning playwright, actress, director, storyteller, singer, and teacher. In 1986 she founded Ki Theatre in Rappahanock County, Virginia, and was artistic director there for 22 years. Story was always at the center of Julie’s work on stage, television, as a writer and a master teacher. She was the creator of the Life Stories Workshop Process, which empowers people to become the author of their lives.
She will be greatly missed and the entire VCCA community sends its heartfelt condolences to her family.
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