Rebecca Webb's Initial Homepage.
Greetings. I'm a Wellesley grad and University of Minnesota employee who
first came on-line in 1993 while working for the Pediatrics Department
(Hi, Clint). This page describes my first dozen or so years of
adulthood; they happened to correspond to my earliest years in cyberspace.
I started a blog in June
2004. I can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
screenwriting with Sterling VanWagenen (creator of the Sundance Institute,
and don't let anyone tell you different) while attending graduate school
in 1986, the winter TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL was nominated for 2 major Oscars (it's all in the timing). As a result, I belong to the John Gardner "On
Moral Fiction" school of thought. I attended the film festival in Park
City in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989. I was strongly influenced by Todd
Haynes' "Superstar" and a Discovery Program short entitled "The Great O'Grady" but made theater my venue
in west central Minnesota, directing about a dozen community productions while acquiring a Masters in theatre and
I formed the club (the name is borrowed from the Christopher Walken
"Who Am I This Time?") in the fall of 1995 after being invited to a COMPAC
meeting encouraging collaboration between rural artists. Sharon Alessi
promised she'd help anybody who took the lead, which was all the support I
needed (at the time...hello, Lake Region Arts Council!). The Minnewaska
Mask and Wig Club was designed to be an on-going, low-budget performing
arts club for county youth. Here are some of our events.
Minnewaska Mask and Wig Club
Best Christmas Pageant Ever, December 1995
Living in the Mild Midwest, Summer 1996
Simply Annie, February 1997
(Barely Annie Open House)
Fall 1999 (Gigs, gigs, gigs...put these kids on tv!)
One of the highlights of my work with the club was the development of a series of original plays about Pope County entitled "Pope Fiction."
Pope Fiction, "Minnewaska Mischief" (spring 1998)
Rehearsing "Minnewaska Mischief"
In the spring of 2000, I got a Career Development Grant from the Lake Region Arts Council to produce episode 2, "Shorty's Ghost," as an
in taping live theatre for cable access broadcast.
Pope Fiction, "Shorty's Ghost," May 2000
County Moppets (Summer 1998)
world premiere adaptation of SARAH AND KATIE, February 1999
THE TROUBLE WITH
ANGELS (Life with Mother Superior by Jane Trahey) (January 28-29,
WINTER - an adaptation waiting to happen. Includes photos from De
Smet following the children's "blizzard walk" from school to town.
WESTFIELD, premiere production Jan. 20-21, 2001.
BABES IN TOYLAND,
Barrett, December 2002
THE CEMETERY CLUB,
Barrett, September 2003
GRILL, Barrett, Summer 2006
Spookiest Spots in Pope County Bus Tour, October 2006
Brit Grit and Closely Knit: The Pope County Museum's Tour of the
I know what you're thinking. "With fans like Rebecca..." What can I say?
I write about the admirable, the good examples of the world. Screw up
and I'll nail you. Just call me the Substance Kid.
Mulroney Tidbit Page
treasure. Pictures of a young Christopher Walken doing Shakespeare at
I am also the proud author of the original Brad Pitt FAQ
I'm an ovarian cancer warrior (since July 18, 1996). (Fine, thanks).
"Chemo and Me" follows one woman's nauseous journey from straight hair to
"P32" describes my experience with radioactive IP phosphorus (P32). This
is not a common treatment (I don't think) but has been credited with
lengthening remissions so I thought I'd put it someplace public.
it's like to have a lung biopsy.
Minnewaska Cheerleading Routines from fall 2000 and Feb. 2001.
Youth Group trip to Willmar, featuring the Pool Boys.
Cemetary (or Lake Ben Cemetary)
Tornado damage, June 2001.
storm, a Minnewaska dock-knocker, Monday, July 23, 2001.*
photo gallery of the gorgeous homes on Summit Avenue, St. Paul.
page on great uncle Orin D. Haugen, a World War II hero.
Lutheran Church Youth Servant Trip to Chicago.
The real "Yours, Mine and Ours" family
Smallest Slytherin (Slytherin fiction)
Obedient House (Slytherin fiction)
Orphans (Slytherin fiction)
Homeless treasures rescued from cyberspace
*10 years later, an even worse storm
The Mystery of Lake Hassel Island
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