SPC professor’s screenplay, LIBERTAIRE: THE PLAY, opens May 11

Libertaire: The Play art

LIBERTAIRE: THE PLAY, an award-winning screenplay written by SPC Art Professor Elizabeth Indianos is also an adapted stageplay premiering May 11-13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. The play tells the story of newspaperman Joe Pulitzer and French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, who fight discrimination and indifference for a woman no one wanted: Lady Liberty.

“The story really revealed a lot to me and I felt like I needed to tell this story,” said Indianos. “My grandparents were immigrants and they came through Ellis Island and saw the statue of Liberty – escaping the Greek genocide.”

Learn more about the play and ticket information at tarponarts.org/event/libertaire-the-play. Students enrolled in on campus classes at SPC’s Tarpon Springs Campus can contact Barbara Fumano at fumano.barbara@spcollege.edu for one free ticket request while supplies last.

An instructor on St. Petersburg College’s Tarpon Springs Campus, Indianos has received numerous awards for the screenplay, including:

  • Best Screenplay 2017 Vancouver Film Festival, Canada
  • Official selection 2016 Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto
  • Best Screenplay 2016 Life Long Island International Film Expo
  • First Runner up Feature Drama Woods Hole Film Festival screenplay competition 2016
  • 2016 Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting Quarterfinalist

“A personal family motto that I have grown up with from my father is, ‘The impossible just takes 15 minutes longer,’” said Indianos. “That kind of philosophy of never giving up is coded into my DNA.”

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Elizabeth Indianos, writer of Libertaire, the play
Elizabeth Indianos

Elizabeth Indianos is an artist, writer, public speaker and art professor at St. Petersburg College. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida. Early in her career she received a Mobil Corporation grant for the exploration of new materials. Over the past twenty eight- years her diverse and varied work has developed in this same spirit of exploration through a variety of themes and a wide scope of materials and technology. She has created large-scale projects in the public art arena. Many of these projects integrate writing components and unusual collaborative ventures. View some of her art at www.elizabethindianos.com.

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