Stories on Stage will host a free, live performance of an excerpt of Sands Hall’s current memoir, Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology. Local actor, director, writer and visual artist, Kellie Raines, will perform Sands’ story. With only one story to perform, we’ll have time for author questions and answers.
The performance will also be live-streamed via Facebook and recorded for later viewing.
Hall’s memoir is a chronicle of her absorption into the Church of Scientology in the 1980s, at the time of the secretive illness and death of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and the ascension of David Miscavige, revealing what drew her into the religion, what she found intriguing and useful, how she came to confront its darker sides—and escape. Hall is Professor Emeritus of English and Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College, and is on the staff of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.
Kellie Raines is an Associate Artist with KOLT Run Creations, for which she directed The Adoration of Dora. Her KOLT performance credits include Escape from Happiness, Vinegar Tom, Antigone, and My Own Stranger. Other local theatre companies where she has worked include Big Idea Theatre, Theater Galatea, and Resurrection Theatre. Her visual art has been shown locally at Archival Gallery in Sacramento and on-air in the PBS KVIE Art Auction. She has read her poetry locally for the Poetry in Davis series hosted by Dr. Andy Jones. She loves reading for Stories on Stage Davis and Stories on Stage Sacramento.
Note: Please register in advance here. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the link to join.