Charmaine Spencer

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A career puppeteer and playwright, residing in suburban Chicago, Charmaine Spencer was writer-in-residence for the touring Children's Theatre Institute of Indianapolis and, as a member of the faculty of The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs, Illinois wrote for the student theatre. A commissioned one-man show, “Be My Love, an Evening with Mario Lanza” was twice produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. and a production of her recently published play, “Fireflies,” about the young artists of Terezin concentration camp, received the Outstanding New Play award from the National Youth Theatre Association. Ms Spencer is currently at work on book and lyrics for two musicals, a story of the young Ringling Brothers and an urban retelling of “The Gift of the Magi.”

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