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PlayMakers kicks off PRC2 season with ‘Rodney King’

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2014-2015 PRC2 second-stage series, kicking off Sept. 2 with Roger Guenveur Smith’s powerful new one-man show “Rodney King.”

A midsummertime Shakespeare

How can a professor squeeze the works of the Bard of Avon into the 4½ weeks of summer session or the (gasp) 12 days of Maymester? Learn how David Baker and Ritchie Kendall teach Shakespeare during the summer.

Faculty flock to summer writing groups for feedback and support

During the summer, faculty from different corners of campus come together to connect and share their writing. The faculty writing groups are an initiative of the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

New director of Southern Historical Collection is a College alum

Bryan Giemza, an alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the new director of the Southern Historical Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

‘Hairspray’: Big hair, big talent

The 2014 Summer Youth Conservatory brought high school students and the musical “Hairspray” to the PlayMakers Repertory Company stage July 16-20.

Exhibit by art professor emeritus Marvin Saltzman opens Aug. 4

The free exhibit “Marvin Saltzman: Works from 1948” will open in the John and June Allcott Gallery in the Hanes Art Center on Aug. 4.

PlayMakers awarded national grant to support ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that PlayMakers Repertory Company is one of 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies nationwide to be awarded a grant as part of the Shakespeare in American Communities program.