PRLog (Press Release)
- Mar. 18, 2013 - GREENSBURG, Pa. --
Stephen Schrum, a Theatre professor and monologuist, released his memoir, Immaculate Misconceptions: Tales of Catholic School
. The tales follow Schrum through twelve years of Catholic School, and illustrate how he went from being a good Catholic schoolboy through alleged mortal sins to the college professor he is today, acting as a positive influence on his students.
“I am thrilled to be bringing out this e-book version of Immaculate Conceptions
,” Schrum said, “and I thank Smashwords for existing and making this opportunity available.” Schrum originally developed the memoir as a performance piece, performing it on the stage of the campus where he is employed, and later also performed it in the 3D virtual world of Second Life®.
Included in the book are Schrum’s tales of why he won’t sing in public (because that fourth grade nun made him sing a solo) and how he was led astray in thinking he had committed a mortal sin—at age 12!—and details how his experiences warped his humor and made him a better person, all at the same time.
Stephen A. Schrum, PhD, is a performance poet, playwright and theatre director in both the real world and in the virtual world of Second Life. Notable past RL (real life) productions include: Shakespeare’
s Twelfth Night
(set in 1995) and Macbeth
(performed in a cyberpunk style); Moliere’s The Miser
(done in period costume) and The Misanthrope
(set in the era of Disco); Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis
(utilizing both the Japanese dance-drama form Butoh and hallucinatory soundscapes that Schrum created). His academic research area is currently “The Perception of Presence in Virtual Performance,”
and he has directed virtual productions of The Bacchae and Prometheus Bound in Second Life (SL). He began teaching with technology in 1993, and since then has been writing and presenting on the topic, including editing the book, Theatre in Cyberspace: Issues of Teaching, Acting and Directing (2000). Stephen is also interested digital filmmaking; check out his work on his youtube channel.Immaculate Misconceptions
is available on Smashwords.com for $3.99 at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/295169
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