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Events for: #Arts

February 2013
Wed Feb 13

Megan Alexander - Education and Community Arts

Add to Calendar11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Megan Alexander, Arts in Education Specialist, will offer an active presentation concerning her ideas about the demonstrated success of 100% arts integration in public schools.  She has developed a series of workshops to teach students about electricity using drama and movement.  

Brown Bag event - please feel free to bring your own lunch.

 

Megan Alexander is excited to be back at her alma mater where she graduated in 2006, with a BA in Communications Arts and Sciences.  Since that time she has been pursuing a career in education and the arts.  Shortly after graduating from DePauw, Megan moved to Louisville, KY to intern for Actors Theatre of Louisville.  There she discovered how a theatre can connect with local school systems and community groups to bring enrichment to the city, as well as ticket sales for the theatre.    She then went on to work for Walden Theatre as a teaching artist, working more extensively with Louisville youth.  In 2008, Megan began studying theatre education at Emerson College in Boston, MA, graduating with a masters degree in 2010.  It was here that she fine tuned exactly how she would use theatre as a teaching tool in education.  After two years as an elementary drama specialist for Boston area schools, Megan returned to her home town of Cincinnati, OH.  She is currently a teaching artist, theatre consultant, and performance script writer.  Her affiliations include Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati's Children's Theatre, Creative Arts Initiatives, Dramakinetics, and Learning Through Art.  Megan's ultimate goal is to start her own company providing teaching and learning opportunities for teachers and students through movement and creative dramatics.   

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

#Theatre #Education #Arts

 

Location: Union Building 231
Organization: Communication and Theatre
Organizer: Good, Timothy A Communication and Theatre

Wed Feb 27

Sean Graney Reading and Presentation - Chicago Playwright and Director

Add to Calendar11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Sean Graney, Chicago Playwright and Director, will discuss his current work with DePauw students, which is to develop an original script of seven ancient Greek plays which address the Trojan War.  We intend to create a micro-society, where we can discuss ethical issues raised in the play; which, because of the script’s length, spans a wide spectrum of human ethical issues. These topics include, but are not limited to, the role of leadership, the value of life, respect for the dead, the nature of war, and responsibility to family.

Sean Graney is the Founding Director of The Hypocrites, a company where he was the Artistic Director for 14 years. He has written and adapted several plays, most recently Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, an adaptation of all seven surviving texts of Sophocles, which had successful runs in both NY and Chicago.

Sean Graney is a Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar at the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, with additional support from the Amy Broddock Fund, the Kairos Fund, the Grannon Fund, and from the Departments of Classical Studies, English, and Communication and Theatre.

#Theatre #Arts #Ethics

Location: Pulliam CCM Watson
Organization: Communication and Theatre
Organizer: Good, Timothy A Communication and Theatre