Writer/director/actor, college professor, Lynn Wells Nelson has directed a hundred productions from musicals to Shakespeare. She has adapted dozens of scripts in cooperation with such authors as Winston Weathers, Jack Matthews, Ray Bradbury, and others. THE ARTICULATE VOICE, her textbook, is used in universities and colleges throughout the country. A member of ASCAP, Dramatists’ Guild, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance, a former President of the Western States Communication Association, Nelson has served on the Board of the Dana Point Theater Company and Dana Point Coastal Arts.
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For all of the actors I have met in theater and and writers with whom I have worked, there is never just one moment that is the most memorable, gratifying or life-changing. Neither is there only one thing to know about anyone. We are all a multiplicity of our life’s events. For those of us over a “certain age” there are so many events, experiences, in our lives that constitute our reasons for continuing writing (whether for the theatre or other genre) that one cannot pull a single moment out of the hat. Was it the moment when at lunch Maya Angelou asked me a question? Was it when a student understood a simple direction? Was it when I think I got a character just right? Far too many answers to too many questions. Why do I keep on—yes at this age? Because I have to. Because the characters, the moments keep speaking.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Just finished recording a recent play, Friends and Family. It questions: what makes a friend or family and can riffs be repaired?
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