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Sunday, July 1 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Theater That Matters
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Oskar Eustis

Oskar Eustis is artistic director of The Public Theater and has worked as a director, dramaturg, and artistic director for theaters around the country. He has directed the world premieres of Rinne Groff’s The Ruby Sunrise and Compulsion; Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches (for which he received the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director); and Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika, as well as world premieres of plays by... Read More →
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Rocco Landesman

Rocco Landesman is the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Prior to his post at the NEA, Landesman was a longtime theater producer. As president of Jujamcyn, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters, Landesman produced most notably The Producers, which won the 2001 Tony for Best Musical; Angels in America, winner of the Tony for Best Play in both 1993 and 1994; and Big River, winner of the 1985 Tony for Best Musical... Read More →
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Gregory Mosher

Gregory Mosher is a professor at Columbia University, where one of his classes is devoted to finding new producing models for the 21st century. He is the former director of the Lincoln Center and Goodman Theatres and is the producer or director of nearly 200 plays at those theatres, on Broadway, and in the West End. His recent work on Broadway includes directing and producing A View from the Bridge and That Championship Season. In 2004, he... Read More →
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Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress and playwright who is said to have created a new theater form. She is a University Professor at New York University and founding director of Anna Deavere Smith Works, which supports artists from around the world whose work addresses issues of social justice. Smith has been honored with many prizes, including a MacArthur fellowship and two Tony nominations. She was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize for her play... Read More →
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Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor is a Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated director whose productions range from musicals and plays to classical operas and films. Hailed as one of the most imaginative and provocative directors and designers working in the arts today, Taymor’s work includes Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and its all-time highest grossing show, The Lion King; as well as The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera and... Read More →


Sunday July 1, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Paepcke Auditorium