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September 8, 2005

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For theater students, practice makes perfect … especially when they’re practicing with renowned stage veterans.

The University of Houston’s School of Theatre has always made it a point to invite top talents to work alongside students. Now, it’s offering its students another opportunity to learn from some of America’s finest theater professionals through its Seminar in Professional Theatre Practice.

This series of lectures and workshops is currently running from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre . Guest lecturers include costume designer Desmond Heeley, scenic designer Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Tony Award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley and Obie Award-winning director Marshall W. Mason.

“I have always thought that the great talents of this generation should be teaching the potential talents of the next,” said Sidney Berger, director of the School of Theatre. “While we have many well-traveled faculty members, this lecture series offers even further insight into the world of professional theater from those who know it best.”

The seminar is part of the School of Theatre’s fall semester coursework and is open to students and invited guests. Class dates, topics and lecturers are as follows:

Monday, Sept. 12 – Wednesday, Sept. 21: The Costume Designer and the Theatre, Desmond Heeley

Monday, Sept. 26 – Wednesday, Oct. 5: The Art of the Scenic Designer, Marjorie Bradley Kellogg

Monday, Oct. 10 – Wednesday, Oct. 19: Acting Professionally, Elizabeth Ashley

Monday, Oct. 24 – Wednesday, Nov. 2: The Director in Contemporary Theater, Marshall Mason

WHAT: Seminar in Professional Theatre Practice
WHEN: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 - Wednesday, Nov. 2
WHERE: Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre
University of Houston - Entrance 16
Houston, TX 77204 - 5017
WHO: University of Houston School of Theatre

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