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Director JoAnne Akalaitis,
Translator Nicholas Rudall,

and Others from the Production of Euripides’ Bacchae, with music by Philip Glass

Special How WE Write

This special conversation is on how writer/translators, directors, and other creative artists collaborate on theatrical performances. We will be joined by famed director JoAnne Akalaitis, translator Nicholas Rudall, and others as part of The Public Theater residency in collaboration with Stanford.

Theater director and writer JoAnne Akalaitis is the winner of five Obie Awards for direction (and sustained achievement) and founder of the critically acclaimed Mabou Mines in New York . She has staged works by Euripides, Shakespeare, Strindberg, Schiller, Beckett, Genet, Williams, Philip Glass, Janacek, and her own work at Lincoln Center Theater, Court Theater, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and The Guthrie Theater. She is the former artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival and chair of the Directing Program at Juilliard School , and is currently the Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Flint Hawver Flint Professor of Theater at Bard College .

Nicholas Rudall is widely known for his translations and adaptations, many of which are used by the world’s leading theater companies, including the Washington D.C.-based Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2004 performance of Sophocles’ Theban Plays at the Athens Olympics. He is celebrated for his translations of Aristophanes, Sophocles, Feydeau and Henrik Ibsen, and has published translations of Euripides’ Bacchae, The Trojan Women and The Iphigenia Plays as well as Sophocles’ Theban plays and Electra. His most recent translation is of Buchner’s Woyzeck. An award-winning actor and director, Nicholas Rudall is also the Founding Director of Court Theater and Emeritus Professor in Classics at the University of Chicago.

Join Hilton Obenzinger, Associate Director of the Hume Writing Center , Honors and Advanced Writing, and Kevin DiPirro in a conversation on the techniques, quirks, and joys of creative writers and artists working in collaboration.

Sponsored by the Hume Writing Center , Undergraduate Advising and Research, and Stanford Continuing Studies

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Note: Cubberley Auditorium
Followed by a reception at the Hume Writing Center