Professor Marilyn Beker mines personal stories for a premiere evening of spoken word theatre.

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This Narrow Ledge–a performance of spoken word by Screenwriting Professor Marilyn Beker, premiered at the Fountain Theater in Hollywood on November 3. The collection of deeply personal yet issue-driven pieces were performed by a troop of six gifted actresses and covered an impressive array of topics–among them the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, shock therapy, plastic surgery and the worth and politics of women’s work. Though all the pieces are intense, many of them are also downright funny. Visiting Screenwriting Professor David Clawson said the filled-to-overflowing theater “pulsed with pathos and humor.” Subsequent performances are planned.