You are here

Gonska Artist Symposium

Melanie Marnich & Lee Blessing
February 8, 2018

Featuring playwrights Melanie Marnich & Lee Blessing



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.