I see myself as an ambassador for the arts and my plays as one part of my diplomatic mission. While I continue to value and engage in expression as a primary passion through my chosen form of dramatic writing, I want to bring audiences more closely into drama’s potential through conversation, spontaneous performance, and new forms of on-the-spot art making as a means of joyful protest. In my roles at Wheaton College as Playwright-in-Residence, Mary Heuser Chair in the Arts, and co-director of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities (WIIH), I am fortunate to be able to try out these ideas with students every day.
Charlotte Meehan worked in the Mansfield studio.
The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…