Monday, April 19, 2010

Local Playwright Terri Ryburn to Sign Books at Heartland Theatre

Terri Ryburn, an actress and playwright in Bloomington-Normal, will be signing copies of a collection of her plays called “Age on Stage: 10 Minute Plays,” published by ArtAge Publications’ Senior Theatre Resource Center. ArtAge notes that Terri's plays, written for and performed by Young at Heartland, the senior acting program associated with Heartland Theatre Company, were selected from 160 submissions.

Terri's book will be available for purchase at the signing, scheduled for Sunday, April 25, from 5-6 p.m. at Heartland Theatre, One Normal Plaza, 1110 Douglas Street, Normal. Terri will discuss her inspiration for the plays, and one of them will be performed at the event.

Terri is a member of Young at Heartland, currently in its seventh season of theater programs for seniors. Young at Heartland focuses on continuing education, creative self-expression, and community outreach. Class sessions are dedicated to the study of the craft of acting, ending with performances at senior activity centers, local libraries and other venues in the area.

There is no admission fee and no obligation to purchase the book. If you are unable to attend the function but wish to obtain a copy, you may contact ArtAge Publications at 800-858-4998 or emailing ArtAge's Bonnie Vorenberg at


  1. What a thrill! I have put the event on my calendar and plan to be there!

  2. Terri has done great work for YAH. I know plays and scenes for seniors (sceniors?) are in short supply and her work is much appreciated.

  3. Come support Terri. She's a very talented playwright!

  4. Terri has the ability to capture an ordinary moment and make it a gem that sparkles with wit and insight. Ann White, Young at Heartland program director

  5. Thanks for your comment, Ann! I know Terri's work has been terrific for Young at Heartland and it's great to see that work represented in a book like this.