A public talk and exploration into the field of of applied theater. Professor Litwak will share stories of her recent experiences in Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Beirut, Iraq and West Bengal where she worked to lead, change and build peace through theatre.
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and Apocalyptic Swing, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Her poems have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Review and POETRY, and other places. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including, a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship in Poetry from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writers...
The film includes vivid firsthand accounts of traditional and nontraditional performances in Argentina, Serbia, Uganda, Peru, the United States (New Orleans), Australia and Cambodia.
Robin Fleming, Professor of History at Boston College, will be delivering this year's fall Skotheim Lecture.
Professor Fleming is an early medieval historian who writes history from both texts and material evidence. Her most recent book, Britain After Rome, came out in hardback in the UK last fall, and was released in the US and in paperback in May, 2011.
She is currently working on a book on "the lost world of things," which explores the...
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.
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Seven plays on Saturday and then seven more on Sunday. After three weeks of writing workshops with professional playwrights, students receive a prompt in the evening, write all night, go into rehearsal the next morning, and perform that evening.
Author Sherman Alexie will visit campus to deliver a lecture and share personal anecdotes from Reservation Blues, Whitman's Summer Read selection, as well as his life experiences and his many other works.
Alexie is a Native American poet, novelist, performer and filmmaker. A Spokane/Coeur d’Alene tribal member, Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. For more information on Sherman Alexie click here.