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to host annual Joyce Thompson Lecture Nov. 4
Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of the Dallas Theater Center,
will present “Theater and Democracy: from Ancient Greece
to 21st-Century Dallas” at the 2009 Joyce Thompson Lecture,
scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Texas Woman’s University.
The lecture will
begin at 2:30 p.m. in TWU’s Redbud Theater, located
on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on the university’s
Denton campus. For a map of the campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp.
Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. A
reception will follow the lecture. For more information, call
Prior to joining
DTC in the fall of 2007, Mr. Moriarty served as the artistic
director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, for seven years.
At the Hangar he directed world premieres of plays by Itamar
Moses, Roberto Aguirre- Sacasa, Kenny Finkle and Kathryn Walat,
as well as a variety of classics and musicals. Mr. Moriarty
previously served as the head of directing for the Brown University/Trinity
Rep Consortium MFA program in Providence, RI. He also was
an associate artist at Trinity Rep Company, where his productions
included The Merry Wives of Windsor (Elliot Norton Award:
Best Director), Richard II, A Delicate Balance and Nickel
Mr. Moriarty has
directed plays at the Lamb’s Theatre, Syracuse Stage,
Virginia Stage Company, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Flea
Theatre, HERE, Theatreworks/USA, and the national tour of
Jesus Christ Superstar starring Sebastian Bach and Carl Anderson.
He is a recipient of a Drama League directing fellowship and
a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
The Joyce Thompson
Lecture is an annual event honoring the memory of Dr. Joyce
Thompson, professor of English, who served as a member of
the TWU faculty from 1977 until her death in 1992. Author
of more than 30 published works, Dr. Thompson’s major
writings included “Marking a Trail: A History of the
Texas Woman’s University,” “Texas Women:
The Myth/The Reality” and “Ladies’ Firsts:
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