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Poet James Longenbach unites spare and spooky in <em>Earthling</em>

Poet James Longenbach unites spare and spooky in Earthling

November 29, 2017

This fifth collection of poetry from the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English had its roots in a poem he wrote called “Pastoral,” which would set the collection’s tone of “feeling or spiritual development.”

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Four questions for director Ken Rus Schmoll

Four questions for director Ken Rus Schmoll

November 29, 2017

The two-time Obie Award-winner is in Rochester to direct Octavia, a play ripped from the headlines in the year AD 62.

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Octavia opens at Todd Theater

Octavia opens at Todd Theater

November 22, 2017

The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with the production of the rarely staged play Octavia, directed by Obie Award-winning guest director Ken Rus Schmoll.

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Welcome to art school

Welcome to art school

November 3, 2017

An innovative partnership between the Rochester City School District and the Memorial Art Gallery lets children in our community experience the educational, inspirational, and social power of art.

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Eastman gives back to Rochester

Eastman gives back to Rochester

October 25, 2017

Through ROCmusic Collaborative and the Eastman Opera Collective, recent alumni are using their talents and entrepreneurial skills to enrich the Rochester community with music.

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‘Reflections on Place’ brings renowned media artists’ work to Rochester

‘Reflections on Place’ brings renowned media artists’ work to Rochester

October 24, 2017

The Memorial Art Gallery has commissioned international artists Javier Téllez, Isaac Julien, and Dara Birnbaum to create media art installations inspired by the city of Rochester.

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Gift makes city’s musical theater affordable for students

Gift makes city’s musical theater affordable for students

October 20, 2017

A new initiative of the Institute for Performing Arts, supported in part by a fund established by alumni Dan ’82 and Marcia Mantell ’83, makes it possible for more students to experience a professional performance in the city of Rochester.

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Timely political drama plays out on stage

Timely political drama plays out on stage

October 10, 2017

The play, created directly from transcripts, chronicles the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission hearing in which the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is called before the commission.

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Elizabeth Poliner receives 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner receives 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

October 6, 2017

The annual prize was created in 1976 to recognize American women on the precipice of promising writing careers.

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