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‘The Thin Line’ Targets Eating Disorders

Oct 17, 2008
"The Thin Line," a monologue drama followed by a panel discussion, will target the subject of eating disorders in two performances at Ohio Northern University on Oct. 21.

Programmed by the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, performances will be 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Center ballroom. "The Thin Line" was written by playwright Cathy Plourd and will be performed by professional actress Megan Hart.

Plourde earned an M.A. in theatre and social change from Vermont College and a BS in communication education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, a respondent and workshop facilitator for the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival Region I, a member of Dramatists Guild of America, and Adjunct Artist in Residence at the University of Southern Maine.

Hart is a 2002 graduate of Brown University, where she performed in over 15 productions while completing a BA in religious studies.

Members of the panel will include Plourd; Dr. Chris North, assistant professor of communication arts; Dr. Natalie DiPeitro, assistant professor of pharmacy practice; Dr. Michael Schafer, director of counseling at ONU's Counseling Center; and Rebecca Diller, assistant director of ONU's Counseling Center.

The performance is free and open to the community as well as ONU students, faculty and staff.

In coordination with the event, ONU's Panhellenic Council has organized booths focusing on wellness. These displays will be in the McIntosh lobby outside the cafeteria from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7:45-8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

In addition, a free writing workshop will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, in Dukes Hall room 153. The workshop is free and open to the public.
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