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Flora Blumenthal Atkin

Flora Blumenthal Atkin, American playwright, theater director. Member awards committee Maryland Arts Council, Montgomery County Arts Council; Member of ASSITEJ, American Jewish Theatre Association, South Eastern State Theatre Conference, American Alliance for Theatre and Education.

Background

  • Atkin, Flora Blumenthal was born on May 15, 1919 in Baltimore.

  • Career

    • Music therapist Walter Reed Hospital. Music instructor Maret and Peter Pan Schools. Director, choreographer, musical consultant Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, Maryland, 1953—1969.

      Director recreational arts department Jewish Community Center, Washington, 1941—1945. Founder, director Camp Jewish Community Center, 1942—1944. Dance instructor Howard University, 1942—1943.

      Secretary Washington DC Music Teachers Association, 1941—1943. State junior counselor DC Federation Music, 1941—1943. Private music studio, 1950—1960.

      Founder, director, playwright In-School Players of Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 1969—1982. Guest adjudicator Children's Theatre Festival, 1991. Presenter Sarah Spencer Award 50th Anniversary, 1999.

      Lecturer San Francisco State University, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Colombo University, Sri Lanka, University Maryland, University Connecticut. Advisory board New Plays, Inc. Guest lecturer Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2005, Gettysburg College, 2005.

    Works

    • Playwright: Tarradiddle Tales, 1971. Tarradiddle Travels, 1971. Golliwhoppers!, 1973.

      Skupper Duppers, 1975. Grampo/Scampo, 1977. Dig 'N Tel, 1978.

      Hold That Tiger, 1986. Tales From the Rebbe's Table, 1994. 28 Steps Below, 2000.

    Membership

    Member awards committee Maryland Arts Council, Montgomery County Arts Council. Member of ASSITEJ, American Jewish Theatre Association, South Eastern State Theatre Conference, American Alliance for Theatre and Education.
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    Born March 15, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1941 - 1945
      director, recreational arts department Jewish Community Center
      Washington, United States
    • 1941 - 1943
      secretary, Washington District of Columbia Music Teachers Association
    • 1941 - 1943
      state junior counsel, or District of Columbia Federation Music
    • 1942 - 1943
      dance instructor, Howard University
    • 1950 - 1960
      private music studio
    • 1953 - 1969
      director
      Maryland, United States
    • 1991
      guest adjudicator Children's Theatre Fest.
    • 1999
      presenter Sarah Spencer Award 50th Anniversary
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