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Spring 2006

February 16, 2006
Oleanna
“You think you can come in here with your political correctness and destroy my life?”
TPAC’s Johnson Theater

A young female college student threatens charges of sexual harassment against her professor, who is up for tenure.  Did he actually do it, or is she manipulating him for something more?   America's most controversial playwright David Mamet takes on campus politics and political correctness in Tennessee Repertory Theatre's production of Oleanna.  Join us as we discuss the play's controversial content and its ramifications in the current legal and sociological context.

Panelists: 
David Alford, Executive Artistic Director of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre
Robert Belton, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University
Linda Manning, Director of Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center, Vanderbilt University

Moderator:
Gail Carr Williams, Associate Director of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, Vanderbilt University

To help defray the cost of the luncheon series, cash donations will be accepted at the door. A portion of the proceeds collected at this luncheon will be donated to The Tennessee Repertory Theatre. To learn more about this organization, please visit their website at www.tennesseerep.org.


March 16, 2006
So Percussion and the Vanderbilt Dance Program
TPAC’s Polk Theater

So Percussion is a captivating group, hailed for their "brilliant" and "consistently impressive" performances by the New York Times. Formed in New Haven, CT in 1999, So has already made a name as one of the most exciting young ensembles in the country. As percussion instruments have become central to our diverse musical culture, 
the music written for them has reached a new level of excitement and maturity.

Join us as we discuss the collaborative process between So Percussion and the Vanderbilt Dance Program and the challenge of creating new music that combines musical, theatrical, and artistic elements.

Panelist:
Marsha Tardy, Assistant Director of Vanderbilt Dance Program, Vanderbilt University
Jason Treuting, Member of So Percussion
Lawson White, Member of So Percussion

Dancers:
Erin Law, Vanderbilt Dance Program
Elaine Husted, Vanderbilt Dance Program
Joyce Smith, Vanderbilt Dance Program

Don’t Miss the So Percussion and Vanderbilt Dance Program Performance along with Blair Percussion students. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.
Ingram Hall

For more information, please call Blair School of Music at 322-7651.

To help defray the cost of the luncheon series, cash donations will be accepted at the door. A portion of the proceeds collected at this luncheon will be donated to W.O. Smith Music School. To learn more about this organization, please visit their website at www.wosmith.org.


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