'How I Learned to Drive' Talkback

Our Executive Director, Keryn Bernard-Kriegl, took part in a talkback at Keene State College after a script reading of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winning play 'How I learned to Drive' by Paula Vogel. The talkback, which was held on February 26, 2014 at the Wright Theatre in the Redfern Arts Center, focused on recognizing and taking action against child sexual abuse.

A talkback is a post-show discussion where you meet with members of the artistic staff and cast. This is a chance to ask any questions about the show or artistic process and insight into the author's work. Keene State College's talkbacks feature a panel of guests specializing in the area of discussion to provide information and points of view generating discussion. The audience is encouraged to participate in this open format, and offer their own insight, experiences or questions relating to the given topic.

"...How I learned to Drive is a tremendous achievement, genuine and genuinely disturbing... This is, quite simply, the sweetest and most forgiving play ever written about child abuse... Vogel's delicate tactic makes sense not only as a way to redouble the dramatic effect, but as a representation of reality, a perfect case of the form fitting subject."

- The Village Voice

"(Keryn), thank you for the best Talk Back we've had in some time! All the students said how much they enjoyed it and really appreciated your including them in the conversation as well as the insights you provided. (Everyone), including our cast, gained much from your perspective and knowledge. Your materials, too, were so greatly appreciated! It has been a pleasure having you on our crew!!"

PeggyRae Johnson, Artist-in-Residence, Department of Theatre and

Dance, Keene State College