Kershaw Lecture to Feature The Living Theatre Workshops on March 21 at Mount Union

March 22, 2010

The Living Theatre Workshops co-founders Jerry Goralnik and Lois Kagan Mingus will be on Mount Union’s campus working with students on A Day in the Life of the City. In this workshop, Living Theatre actors and student participants will work together to create a play and perform it at the close of the workshop. The Kershaw Lecture performance of this play will be held on Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m. in the Rodman Playhouse.

Goralnik has worked with The Living Theatre for twenty years and has been involved in the direction of dozens of productions. Co-director of The Body of God and stage-manager of the Obie Award-winning Living Theatre Retrospectacle, he has taught Living Theatre techniques around the world.

A member of the group since 1988, Kagan Mingus has appeared in dozens of productions in New York and Europe. She was also in John Turturo’s Illuminata and on television in New York Undercover, among other appearances. She performs regularly with DADAnewyork and the Wycherly Systers in New York.

The performance is free and open to the public. The Rodman Playhouse is located on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue on the Mount Union College campus. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and College Activities at (330) 823-2030.

The Myrtie Allen Kershaw Lectureship on Poetry and the Fine Arts was established in 1960 by a bequest from Myrtie Allen Kershaw of Kent, Ohio, who indicated in her will that such a fund should go to a college chosen by her friend and executrix of her estate, Elizabeth Clark Bell. Because of Mrs. Bell's personal interest in Mount Union College, where she was a student in 1932-33 and where her uncle, Robert E. Stauffer, was a teacher and librarian for many years, she designated Mount Union to receive the fund. The income is used to bring periodically to the College a person of distinction, for one or more lectures on ancient or modern poetry, the fine arts, music or for an original performance in one of these fields.

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