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TWU to host annual Joyce Thompson Lecture Nov. 4

10/22/09


DENTON — 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 (940) 898-3748.

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 and Dimed.

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: A Miscellany.”

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