The GW English Department presents Tony Kushner Live!, a series of programs culminating in Tony Kushner's visit to the GW campus in April. Please join us, and encourage students, colleagues, and community members to attend these exciting events. Below you will find a full schedule of events. Dates and times will also be posted on the GW English calendar and may occasionally be subject to change for the film and play series. This calendar will be expanded as even more events are added.
Tony Kushner Live! is made possible in conjunction with Jewish Literature Live, the English Department’s course on contemporary Jewish American works of literature that debuted in Spring 2009 and that is now in its fifth year. Jewish Literature Live is made possible thanks to a significant annual gift from David Bruce Smith; his gift has allowed students, each spring semester, to study and interact directly with prominent Jewish American authors. GW English Professor Faye Moskowitz teaches the course. This spring, an additional significant gift from David Bruce Smith has made possible Tony Kushner’s visit and the events associated with it. “We are so grateful for the innumerable ways in which David Bruce Smith’s generosity has deepened the intellectual experience for literally hundreds of students at GW, both in Jewish Literature Live itself and in the numerous public events associated with it. Tony Kushner’s visit, in particular, will be one of the high points of the year for us,” said English department chair Professor Robert McRuer.
All events associated with Tony Kushner Live! are free and open to the public. Direct any questions to Ramzi Fawaz at firstname.lastname@example.org, program coordinator for the series.
Tony Kushner at Jack Morton Auditorium for public reading and discussion.
April 9, 7:00 PM
No tickets required, but seats will fill up quickly.
Reading Kushner: A Play Workshop Series
All workshops from 12-2 PM in Rome 771
The GW English Department presents "Reading Kushner," a four session workshop series that will explore four key plays including "Homebody/Kabul," "Caroline, Or Change," and both parts of "Angels in America." Workshops will be faculty and graduate student lead and will include close analysis of the plays themselves as well as short enactments of key scenes by students from Theatre and Dance.
Friday, February 8th, Homebody/Kabul
Friday, March 8th, Caroline, or Change
Friday, March 29th, Angels in America: Millenium Approaches
Friday, April 12th, Angels in America: Perestroika
TBA, workshop on Lincoln.
For readings and additional information on the film series and play workshop series, please e-mail Ramzi Fawaz at email@example.com.
Thursday, March 28, 3 PM in Rome Hall 771
Professor Combs presents his latest work, with special attention to Kushner's Angels in America.