An Inside Look at a New Play Remembering Cornelia Connelly

26 April 2017

Diane Samuels and Ghislaine Kenyon on a tour of Philadelphia led by Helen MacDonald, SHCJ

British playwright Diane Samuels and research consultant Ghislaine Kenyon (alumna of Mayfield School, England) are working on a full-length play called WALTZ WITH ME, which evokes the life of Cornelia Connelly. They visited the United States in April to run workshops on the play at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania and School of the Holy Child, Rye, New York.

READ ABOUT THE PLAY IN DIANE’S WORDS HERE.

The workshop events went well. The audiences were treated to a presentation about the history of the idea and research that went into the play as well as a few scenes. The writing process is ongoing, Diane said.

Rosemont College published an informative article on its website that explains the story of the play and how it came about. READ ROSEMONT COLLEGE’S ARTICLE HERE.

Below are a few photos from Diane and Ghislaine’s visit to the United States.