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MEDIA ALERT: TONY KUSHNER IN CONVERSATION

Tony Kushner (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Violence in the Middle East, civil rights, AIDS, Kushner tackles the difficult issues.
 
UMD’s ARHU Dean’s Lecture Series will feature Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of Angels in America, Caroline, Or Change, and Steven Spielberg’s Munich, and it’s FREE!

 
WHAT:
Professor Emeritus of English Jackson Bryer sits down for an intimate conversation with the dynamic Tony Kushner as part of the College of Arts & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series.
 
Media will have access at the reception and book signing immediately following the event.
 
WHEN:
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:30-5:00 PM
 
WHERE:
Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Map.
 
BACKGROUND:
 
The last of four events in the inaugural ARHU Dean’s Lecture Series, the college is pleased to present Pulitzer, Emmy, Obie, and Tony award-wining playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner whose work, inspired by personal curiosity and experiences, explores such issues as AIDS, violence in the Middle East, the civil rights movement, racism, and the rise of capitalism.
 
Admittance is free. Media should present credentials. For those attending:
  • Due to limited seating, please arrive early - Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
  • No food/drinks are allowed in the Dekelboum Concert Hall. 
ABOUT THE DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES:
This year the College of Arts and Humanities launched the Dean's Lecture Series providing faculty, students and staff with the opportunity to join together with colleagues across campus for stimulating events – lectures, performances, and conversation about issues that cross disciplines and explore either enduring or emerging questions central to the arts and humanities.
 
In addition to presenting a major public event, each speaker interacts in smaller settings with faculty, graduate students and/or undergraduates.  This new series follows up on the spirited and popular moderated round table discussions, "BE WORLDWISE: The Arts and Humanities in the 21st Century."
 
MEDIA:
Media coverage is welcome. Parking is available in the Stadium Drive Garage across from the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and just off University Blvd.
 
CONTACT:
For more information about this event, please contact Nicky Everette, College of Arts & Humanities, Director of Communications at meve@umd.edu or 301-405-6714.