Tuesday, February 9, 2010

RSC to Perform in New York in 2011, in association with OSU

Ohio State to join with Lincoln Center in presenting England's Royal Shakespeare Company in 2011

The Ohio State University today announced it is joining with Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory to bring England's Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to the New York-based Festival, for an unprecedented six-week residency in July and August 2011.

The announcement was made at New York's Lincoln Center with Karen Bell, associate vice president and head of The Arts Initiative at Ohio State, and David Frantz, secretary of Ohio State's Board of Trustees, representing the university. Both were instrumental in creating the university's partnership with the RSC. (read complete press release)

See additional articles:

Wall Street Journal: Royal Shakespeare Co. Announces 2011 Run in NYC

Los Angeles Times: Stratford-upon-Avon coming to New York city via Royal Shakespeare Company

Minneapolis Star: Royal Shakespeare Company plans 6-week New York visit during summer 2011

The Columbus Dispatch: Wexners, OSU sponsor plays

The Other Paper: Ohio State to join with Lincoln Center in presenting England’s Royal Shakespeare Company in 2011 Unique private gift enables Ohio State’s participation

Notable News

Not only are we at the Arts Initiative involved in bringing the internationally renowned Royal Shakespeare Company to the US. . . we're also supporting our own talented emerging artists here in Columbus. And. . . some no-talent acts as well. Read on:

The first No-Talent Talent Gong Show attracted a crowd of over 100 people, with about 10 to 12 talented acts vying for the top prize, a golden faucet. In the end, it was awarded by flambouyant MC Eoin O'Brien to two artists (above) Amandda Tirey Graham (left) and Lisa McLymont. The duo's act was a feather-filled skit called Avant Birds. Other acts included a mother/daughter lion-taming act, songs, jokes and a performance by an OSU tap dance class (below, awaiting their turn onstage, with Gong Show organizer Jenai Cutcher, right). The evening's performances were detailed in a next-day Columbus Dispatch article by Jeff Sheban.

Meanwhile, the Arts Initiative space opened Heroes and Legends, an exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Adam Brouillette (below).

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