Theatre and Performance Studies offers three days of international storytelling performances‚ workshops

The Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and the KSU Tellers…

Georgia (Feb 27, 2008) — Theatre and Performance Studies offers three days of international storytelling performances‚ workshops

Cheryl Anderson Brown

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Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ Assistant Director of Public Relations for the College of the Arts‚ 770−499−3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu

Kennesaw State offers three days of international storytelling performances‚ workshops

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 27‚ 2008) −— The Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and the KSU Tellers will present the first annual Spring StoryFest March 13−15 in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. Two world−renowned performers will take the stage along with the KSU Tellers. Headliners Jeff Gere from Hawaii and Eddie Lenihan from Ireland will perform and offer beginner workshops open to the public.

“Gere and Lenihan have two very unique styles of telling and we are delighted to have them perform for us‚” says Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies Hannah Harvey‚ director of the KSU Tellers and coordinator of the KSU Spring StoryFest.

Gere is a dynamic storyteller who often combines puppetry‚ movement‚ video and audio. His unique style has captivated audiences for two decades. Lenihan brings us tales of Irish fairies‚ ogres‚ monsters‚ ghosts and the banshee‚ making use of his background as a noted storyteller and folklorist.

The KSU Tellers are also recognized stateside and internationally. In addition to performing at local schools and southeastern festivals‚ the student ensemble's recent performance of an original adaptation of “Beowulf” in Edinburgh‚ Scotland earned a four−star review from the British Theatre Guide.

Performances will take place March 13−15 at 8 p.m. in Stillwell Theater. The performance on March 13 features the KSU Tellers‚ Gere and Lenihan. The performances on March 14 feature Gere and Lenihan. Admission for each evening is $15. For more information and to order tickets‚ call the box office at 770−423−6650‚ or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.

Workshops will take place on March 14 at 10 a.m.‚ 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Social Sciences Building Auditorium‚ Room 1021. Admission is $10 for each workshop or $15 for all three. Tickets for workshops can be purchased by cash or check and are only available at the door. For more information‚ call the box office at 770−423−6650.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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