Playwright, Screenwriter, Author
Marcia Cebulska has received the Dorothy Silver Award, the Jane Chambers International Award, Kansas Arts Commission Master Artist Fellowships, and other honors for her playwriting and screenwriting. Her dramatic work has been performed at thousands of venues worldwide and aired on PBS. Her produced Kansas-themed plays include Now Let Me Fly, Visions of Right, Touched, Rooted, and the filmscript for Through Martha’s Eyes. Her guided journal, Skywriting (Flint Hills Publishing), was released in 2019. Her novel, Watching Men Dance (Flint Hills Publishing), was launched in September 2020, her first full-length work of fiction. She is a Fellow of the Center for Kansas Studies and lives in Topeka with her husband, historian Tom Prasch.
She is a wanderer; he will not fly. She is a city girl; he prefers a bison ranch. She grew up in her father’s Greek restaurant; he dances at powwows. Ava and Jesse travel life together in a turquoise pickup truck, feasting along the way. They settle, raise children, cheat, gamble, and fight with great gusto. When Ava leaves to travel around Greece like a female Odysseus, their bond is tested.
Watching Men Dance is a feast for the senses, a celebration of cultural diversity, and a compelling read, at once both humorous and moving. Ava, the captivating main character, embodies an engaging zest for life as she struggles between her pull to adventure and her need for home and family. Jesse, the Native dancer she falls in love with, challenges her beliefs and commitments. Watching Men Dance is the story of a marriage: simple and complex, lonely and overcrowded, exasperating and fulfilling.
Skywriting - a journaling guide to help you soar!
Marcia’s work with Flint Hills Publishing results in part from her 25-year-long personal journal practice. Her upcoming book, Skywriting, includes exercises from her own creative and memoir writing experience, her teaching of dramatic and creative writing classes, and leading Writing to Heal groups. Marcia believes that writing can give us courage, a sense of authenticity, and make us look up.
PRAISE for SKYWRITING:
"Cover up your screens! Tell your phone to take a hike! Get ready to journal your way to more joy, creativity, and healing than you can begin to imagine."
-Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger and Why Won't You Apologize?
"Marcia Cebulska's Skywriting journal is the perfect jumping-off point for anyone interested in fun and insightful guided self-discovery. Where the typical prompt-journal author is an invisible, omniscient narrator leaving the reader/writer to complete this journey alone, she relates fascinating and deeply personal stories, which gives us permission to be authentic and honest in our own writing. With thought-provoking, challenging, and playful prompts and questions, she compels us to dig deep and hold nothing back, because she holds nothing back. A satisfying and inspirational journal I enthusiastically recommend to writers and non-writers alike."
- LS Hawker, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Drowning Game