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MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT: Shari Garretson

Our Second Annual evening of parodies and homages returns with Cocktails and Classics.  Learn more about the playwrights and performers in this blog series.  

Meet Shari Garretson, whose "Faus, T." looks at the devils on your shoulder in the quest for devil's food cake!

Tell us about yourself:
My kids are grown, so it’s free-play time!  I take courses at Rutgers University, mostly at Mason Gross School of the Arts, and try to find opportunities to create and have fun with other people.

What inspired you to write your piece: When I heard about Cocktails and Classics, I was immediately intrigued by the opportunity.  So I jumped in, about a week before the deadline, and pushed out (birth imagery?) “Faus, Tess,” which was a riff on where I was at last Spring: wanting to get more involved in my community and feeling like I was way behind other people who had been doing laudable projects for years.  I drew heavily from previous experience in the volunteer arena, where it’s obvio…

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