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"Acting on Instinct" by Nancy Hasty after meditation 10/1 6:30PM

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    "Acting on Instinct" will be the topic of Nancy Hasty for the Oct. 1 meeting of the Emerald Coast Meditation Society.

    The free meeting will start with a 30-minute meditation at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, Santa Rosa Beach, one-half mile north of Hwy. 98. The ECMS is ecumenical and follows no religion.

    Born at Eglin Air Force Base and a graduate of Crestview High School and the University of West Florida, Hasty says she “went to New York to be an actress and somehow that evolved into taking theater to unusual places.” One was in prisons, where she directed five productions by federal, state and county inmates. Another was creating plays in judge's chambers for after-prison programs.

    After spending her adult life in NYC, she returned to Florida in 2013 and currently resides in DeFuniak Springs with her husband, Ray. She says she has now “established a theater for people with developmental disabilities in Walton County.”

    In New York, she started as an actress, starring off-Broadway, before she turned to writing plays. One of her plays, “The Director,” starring John Shea, ran off-Broadway for six months to popular and critical acclaim. She has toured her original one-woman show, “Florida Girls,” around the country following its New York run.

    Hasty is published by Broadway Play Publishing and Smith and Kraus. She is the first-place recipient of the Jerry Kaufman Award for Playwriting; a professional member of the Dramatists Guild; voted Artist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and is an award-winning poet.

    In Florida, she founded The No Limits Theatre Company at the Arc of Walton County in DeFuniak Springs. The Company is comprised of Arc clients and students, as well as community actors. In addition to numerous performances in DeFuniak, the company has toured with various shows to Gainesville for The Arc State Convention; Seaside; Grand Boulevard; Bob Hope Village in Shalimar; and the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium.

    The evening will conclude with a short guided meditation. Anyone who needs meditation instruction should arrive by 6:15 p.m. For information contact Nancy James, at nancyjames@embarqmail.com.

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