Kleeman—who gave a public reading during her visit as part of the Interlochen Arts Festival—encouraged students to embrace and explore the “unknowns” in their writing that so often cause writer’s block.
From Musical America: "In an inspiring afternoon titled “Young Americans” at David Geffen Hall, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra presented four works written since 2003—three of them by women—as part of the New York Philharmonic Biennial."
From BroadwayWorld.com: "Muhly's So Far So Good also featured the world premiere of The Good So Far, a dance piece choreographed by Christopher Williams and ably performed by the Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Company. The technique and expressive power of the dancers was at a level beyond their years."
From the New York Times: "On Sunday afternoon, high school students of the venerable Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, drawn from around the nation and abroad, took the stage of David Geffen Hall with the 'Young Americans' program."
Dr. David Montee, Instructor of Theatre at Interlochen Arts Academy, recently was selected as an honorable mention recipient of the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University's Excellence in Theatre Education Award.