Adapting a written work is all about bones, breath, and heart: rearranging the bones (structure), choosing the breath (style,) and staying true to the heart (themes) of the original work. Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel Lovecraft Country is both an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short sci-fi stories and the source material for the hit HBO series of the same name. In this class, we’re going to put these three works in conversation with each other and discover all the ways one story can be told. If you like history, pop culture, dismantling racism and smashing the patriarchy, this class is for you!
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
Lisa Langford is a Cleveland-based playwright and actor. She received her BA in History from Harvard University and her MFA in playwriting from Cleveland State University. Her play Rastus and Hattie was a 2019 Joyce Award winner (w/ Cleveland Public Theatre) and a 2019 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference finalist. A recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, Lisa is a member of the Dramatist Guild.