Goosebumps don't lie.
"When you're gathering someone's story, and something they say gives you goosebumps-- that's it. That's the story to go after and build your play on. If the story causes a physical reaction in you, then it's got the chemistry to excite the audience with its pure authenticity. Goosebumps don't lie." ~Jules Corriere, from her new work, Listening for the Bones.
Jules Corriere lives in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee with her beloved composer Brett McCluskey and their 2 cats, Peekaboo and Nike. She is a playwright with Community Performance, International, and is the Outreach Programming Director for the Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts at the McKinney Center in Jonesborough, TN.
Her two children, Cassidy and Ian, have taught her almost everything she needs to know about life, some of which she wished she'd known before they were born. She is sure they could have shown her everything, but they decided to leave a few things to mystery.
In addition to spending years being a mom, room mother, Brownie and Cadet leader, Soccer Mom, and the lady on the street whose house you could go to and be allowed to paint or play in the mud, she has also managed to write thirty-eight plays, edit several books of oral stories, and develop Jonesborough's first Storytelling Radio hour on the local NPR stations. Her plays have been performed around the country and abroad, including her play Um Caminho Sobre O Muro, which was translated into Portuguese and performed in Rio de Janeiro for the Centennial Celebration of the Instituto Methodisto do Povo. Her production of Chicago's Scrap Mettle SOUL's The Whole World Gets Well won the Presidential Points of Light Award and toured in London and Edinburgh. Other playwright credits include Let My People Go! A Spiritual Journey which performed at the Kennedy Center, and Turn the Wash Pot Down in Union, SC, featured in People Magazine and named by the state legislature as the First Official Folk Life Play of the state. American Theatre magazine said of this play, "Even if Turn the Washpot Down doesn't save Union 's life, it has already saved its soul." She has appeared for ten years in Who's Who for her work in the field of Theater Arts and Social Activism, including a special innaugural edition of Who's Who in Emerging World Leaders.
During her down time, she likes to cook exotic food, watch Harry Potter re-runs on ABC family, and stroll down the historic old roads of Jonesborough.
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