2012 Christian Writers Conference presents
“The de Chardin project”

Tuesday, Wednesday    March 27-28

Pew Fine Arts Center - Little Theater
Grove City College    Grove City, PA

free & Open to the public - Tickets required

Grove City College presents Adam Seybold ’00 and Kate Fenton as the featured speakers and performers at the 2012 Christian Writers Conference, “On Creation and Creativity,” Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28, on campus. Seybold and his wife, Kate Fenton, both professional actors, will perform in The De Chardin Project, each evening of the conference at 7:30 in the Little Theater of the Pew Fine Arts Center. Performances are free and open to the public; tickets are required.

The De Chardin Project, written by Seybold, is a play on the life and work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French philosopher, paleontologist, geologist and Jesuit priest, and the author of The Phenomenon of Man, which controversially theorized evolution as a process by which God is drawing creation toward a state of supreme consciousness. His synthesis of theology, paleontology and evolutionary theory was influential in the emerging field of evolutionary biology, though it also put him in conflict with the Catholic Church. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a discussion immediately following the performance.

While on campus, Seybold and Fenton will speak with English faculty and students and guest lecture in classes as part of the conference. He will also speak on the theme of creation and loss at the College’s chapel service on Tuesday, March 27, at 9:30 a.m., in Harbison Chapel.

Seybold has written, directed and performed in several productions, including The Children’s Museum, Code Blue and Mister Baxter. His film and television credits include: Stock and Awe (BNN), Guys Night (Gorilla Milkshake), The Smart Woman Survival Guide (Magee TV/W Network), In Dreams (W Network) and Exit Humanity (Foresight Features). He has also performed with several Toronto theater companies. Seybold earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grove City College and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from York University in Toronto.

Fenton is the co-artistic director of The Quickening Theatre. She is a writer, director, artist and educator at the Young People’s Theatre. Her work has been presented at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, BUZZ Fest, Black Creek Pioneer Village, the New Ideas Festival, Red Fest, InspiraTO Festival and several International Fringe Festivals. Fenton also holds a Master of Fine Arts from York University.

Tickets for the performances may be reserved by phone at (724) 458-3331 or by e-mail at theatretickets@gcc.edu. Please specify the date of performance and number of tickets needed.