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Gonska Artist Symposium
Featuring playwrights Melanie Marnich & Lee Blessing
UMD THEATRE PRESENTS
WHAT: GONSKA ARTIST SYMPOSIUM
Featuring playwrights Melanie Marnich, who grew up in Duluth's Morgan Park neighborhood, & Lee Blessing
WHERE: Dudley Experimental Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center
WHEN: February 6, 2018 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FREE and open to the public
The Gonska Guest Artist Symposium featuring Melanie Marnich and Lee Blessing will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Dudley Experimental Theater on Tuesday February 6th. Melanie Marnich's residency is in advance of UMD Theatre's March production of her play These Shining Lives, which follows the path that led to labor safety standards reform and worker’s rights changes.
The event will feature Gonska Guest Artists Melanie Marnich and Lee Blessing discussing their careers as playwrights and screenwriters. UMD Assistant Professor Jenna Soleo-Shanks will moderate the discussion, which will cover their work as playwrights over the last several decades, and their work for major television networks in Hollywood and New York City. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.