Marion Carnegie Library Marion, IL with Prof. Marnie Glazier
May 10, 5:00 PM
Kingshighway Branch Library St. Louis Public Library St. Louis, MO with Prof. Marnie Glazier
May 12, 4:30 PM
Carbondale Public Library Carbondale, IL with Prof. Marnie Glazier
May 16, 5:00 PM
Nashville Public Library Nashville, IL with Dir. Alasdair Hunter
The Tempest TALKS Special Lecture and Discussion with Professor Marnie Glazier PhD and Director Alasdair Hunter
with Prof. Marnier Glazier Join Marnie Glazier as she discusses various themes from Shakespeare’s ultimate comedy, The Tempest. Her focus will include ways in which it relates to Stone Soup Shakespeare’s 2013 Touring Production as conceived by Scottish Director Alasdair Hunter and the ensemble as well as the ecology of the play.
with Dir. Alasdair Hunter Join Alasdair Hunter as he discusses his impetus for choosing to direct The Tempest, his original ideas on the play and how they have morphed in pre-production, rehearsal and even in performance. He will discuss the play, his production of it and also his experiences with Shakespeare.
Each discussion is free and open to the public.
Marnie Glazier Marnie Glazier is a scholar, social practice artist and playwright. She received her MFA in Theatre from the University of Iowa in 2006, and her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale this past August 2012. Her work is deeply embedded in theatre and ecology. She has produced and directed original/ensemble work in New York City, Minneapolis, and smaller urban communities in the northeast and midwest United States. She has directed a number of productions for the academic theatre, has taught theatre, writing, and communications for almost ten years and draws extensively from her cross-disciplinary background in her academic and her creative work. Her scholarly writing has been presented at ASTR, the Eugene O'Neill Conference, and the Earth Matters on Stage Conference, and she is currently seeking publication for dissertation research on transnational ecotheatre methodology and practice. She has worked with interdisciplinary and international ensembles across the spectrum of physical theatre, installation, puppetry, mask, dance, and digital media, with collaborators from Eastern Europe, Africa, and North and South America. She is currently teaching in the Theatre Department at Lindenwood University.
Alasdair Hunter Directing includes: Richard the Second (Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle); Normal (Perth Youth Theatre); Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Comedy of Errors (Stone Soup Shakespeare at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow); Foundlings, Titus Andronicus and The Thrill Is Gone (Wilderness of Tigers); Vox Asylum (Articulate); Peter Arnott’s Heuristics in the Diner (World Premiere - RSAMD). Assistant directing includes the world premieres of DC Jackson, Douglas Maxwell, and Johnny McKnight’s Smalltown (d. Johnny McKnight), Bathsheba Doran’s Parents Evening (d. Jim Simpson) and DC Jackson’s The Wall (d. Gregory Thompson). Alasdair is Associate Director at Perth Theatre where he has worked on Rachel O’Riordan’s productions of Twelfth Night and The Seafarer (in co-production with the Lyric Belfast). He is a visiting director at the University of Glasgow (MLitt Playwriting) and the University of Cumbria (BA Performing Arts). Alasdair is a Past President of Glasgow’s Queen Margaret Union. You can follow him on Twitter @alasdair_h.