“SIX THINGS THAT I KNOW ABOUT THE ROLE OF ART AND THEATER ON THE GLOBAL STAGE” With Anne Bogart

Please join The Global Studies Institute for a reception and lecture celebrating The Second Annual
Elena Diane Curris Lecture on Global Issues

“SIX THINGS THAT I KNOW ABOUT THE ROLE OF ART AND THEATER
ON THE GLOBAL STAGE”

With Anne Bogart

Obie Award Winner for Best Director, “The Baltimore Waltz”
Obie Award Winner for Best Director, “No Plays No Poetry…”
Bessie Award Winner for Best Choreographer/Creator, “South Pacific”
ATHE Career Achievement Award
American Theater Wing Award

“SIX THINGS THAT I KNOW ABOUT THE ROLE OF ART AND THEATER ON THE GLOBAL STAGE” With Anne Bogart

Anne Bogart is a Co-Artistic Director of the ensemble-based SITI Company, head of the MFA Directing program at Columbia University, author of five books focusing on overcoming obstacles to art-making (Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance), improvisational technique, post-9/11 sociocultural reality in the US and theatre’s place in it, the art of direction, and the process of storytelling. With SITI, Bogart has directed more than 30 works in venues around the world. Her many awards and fellowships include three honorary doctorates (Cornish School of the Arts, Bard College and Skidmore College), A Duke Artist Fellowship, A United States Artists Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller/Bellagio Fellowship and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency Fellowship.

Elena Curris, a caring person with a creative and adventurous spirit, served California State University, Long Beach, in several advancement and public relations capacities. At the time of her unexpected passing, Elena, a 2009 graduate of Leadership Long Beach, served the University as its Director of Community Projects and Marketing.

In recognition of Elena’s global interests, highlighted by her chairing the planning committee for “The President’s Forum for International Human Rights” and co-directing the annual Veterans Day Celebration, and in support of the University’s International Studies Program, her family has established this memorial endowment to sponsor the annual Elena Diane Curris Lecture on Global Issues.

Kindly respond to Kellie Sala by Friday, March 16 at (562) 985-5236 or Kellie.Sala@csulb.edu