An Evening of Frost
Since the late 1990's, Stephen's performances have captured the attention of the press. It is not just the stunning resemblance to Walt Whitman himself, which many of the reviews notice, but the portrayal of the character and the essence that he brings within arm's reach to the audience that makes the poet come to life. It is not surprising that in some reviews, the writer switches Collins' name and Whitman's interchangeably. A true compliment to a performance well appreciated.
An Evening of Frost is a unique, interactive performance that begins with a short biographical introduction into the poet's life. Robert Frost is greatly misunderstood. Certain people, some academics and politicians included, have tried to pigeonhole him, however the man is far more complicated than the surface indicates. This is, after all, a man who voted for Eugene Debs, one of the best known Socialists of the United States, but was vehemently opposed to Franklin Roosevelt and "The New Deal". It is this man that is seen in his poems that are often dialectic between chaos and order.
As part of the performance, an open discussion of the following poems will include:
Stephen is hoping that people will come having read these poems, willing to discuss them.
The performance closes with a dramatic reading of Frost's masterful use of blank prose in the hauntingly memorable "The Death of the Hired Man".
Mr. Collins has presented his work at high schools, colleges, universities, libraries, historical societies, retirement communities, and other organizations and is available for your organization. For rates and more information, please call (978) 853-0710 or email .