Renowned stage director Robert Woodruff will conduct a lecture entitled “Classics in Contemporary Performance” Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Student Learning Center. Open to the public, the lecture is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the department of theater and film studies. During his 10-day residency at UGA, he will direct MFA acting students in Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays, which will be performed in a workshop production Oct. 19 and 21 in the Cellar Theater of the Fine Arts Building.
Woodruff is one of the most important and prolific American theatre artists of the past four decades. He has directed more than 50 stage productions and has received numerous awards and grants including Pew Trust and National Endowment for the Arts. He recently served as 2002-2007 artistic director of the American Repertory Co. at Harvard.