The project diary

As an experiment, over the next six months, I’ll be posting brief daily updates on my current playwriting works-in-progress. I expect this will spur me to make progress in order to have something to report. I’ll also occasionally post programming information I’ve found helpful. Thanks for stopping by!

laughing in the archives

Mother Antonia: spent the morning in the CSJ Archives. Somehow I did not expect to laugh frequently in the course of researching this project, but I have been. Today, for instance, there was this dry observation in Mary J. Oates’ “Sisterhoods and Catholic Higher Education” (in Tracy Schier and Cynthia Russett, eds. Catholic Women’s Colleges in America):

For the next half-century, clergy conducting men’s colleges expressed similar ideas, typically warning sisterhoods to avoid a “male curriculum”, particularly courses in science and mathematics. But sisters discounted that advice.

Everything Looks Like A Face: met with Elizabeth and worked on a storyboard.

Erika: watched a video on Khan Academy.


Everything Looks Like A Face: Email exchange with Elizabeth about the characters and their jobs. One of them, we both feel strongly, is a glazier. It’s always exciting when something really clicks.
Mother Antonia: Worked more on organizing notes. Did not know until starting this project that Percy Grainger knew some of the CSC faculty and gave a concert (concerts?) on campus.