Release date: September 19, 2007
Kennesaw State offers "365 Plays"
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations
770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University will present a play each night Sept. 20 through Sept. 26 as part of the nationwide “365 Days/365 Plays” project launched by African-American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. The series of short plays includes one written each day for one year by Parks. KSU will present a different play each day along with “response plays” written by KSU students. Performances are at 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the university’s Studio Theater. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
For one year, starting in November 2006, dozens of theatre companies as diverse and far-flung as The Public Theatre in New York City, The Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta are presenting Parks’ cycle of plays, with different companies presenting different parts of the series.
At KSU, students have been working as both actors and directors to prepare Parks’ plays as well their own, each of which only lasts a few minutes.
The themes of the plays offer witty and compelling snapshots of everyday life with enticing images and surprising perspectives.
For directions to Stillwell Theater to view the plays, call 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 approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.