May 11, 2013. It was Saturday morning 10 am. After days of hard driving rain and more expected, this Saturday morning my preference would have been to sit in the local coffee house with a second cup of coffee, a bagel and the NY Times. Instead I attended the final culmination project for the Creative Aging in the Libraries Project at the Town of Pelham Library. I am so glad I was there – aside from being less caffeinated, I was inspired! This amazing group of women and men, ages 55 – 85 presented a reading of their original one act plays, as part of the Library’s program for older adults: From Page to Stage: Creating Stories through Plays. Working with the phenomenal, award winning teaching artist Frank Ingrasciotta for 8 consecutive weeks, the participants explored the fundamentals of writing a scene for the stage and learned how to transform it to a performance reading. Through writing prompts and exercises in a supportive two hour class environment alternating with work at home exercises, they examined dramatic structure and character development through understanding conflict, subtext and dialogue.