Puterbaugh Festival at OU – March 6-10!

This year’s Puterbaugh Festival (March 6-10, 2012) will feature Irish playwright Marina Carr, including performances of her play By the Bog of Cats with the OU School of Drama.

• Marina Carr’s biography

• Synopsis of By the Bog of Cats

• Syllabus for the Puterbaugh course

2012 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

TIME EVENT

Tuesday, March 6

7:30-9pm

Opening Night: Mike Hosty, Ali Harter, Brine Webb, and Steven Eiler

Reception with food and drink, musical performances, and storytelling by poet Lauren Zuniga.
Marker Performing Arts Studio / Norman Depot

Wednesday, March 7

10:30-11:30am

Celebrity Read: Local Oklahoma Celebrities

Storytelling, acting, and musical sing-along for 4th and 5th grade students • Featuring young adult fiction author Tara Hudson, OU Vice President for Student Affairs Clarke Stroud, OU School of Musical Theatre professor Gwen Walker, and the voice of the OKC RedHawks J.P. Shadrick.
Marker Meacham Auditorium  (OMU 242)

Thursday, March 8

10-10:50am

A Roundtable Discussion: Women in Classical Greek and Modern Irish Theater

Nancy Finn (UMass Boston), Ellen Greene (OU Classics), and Jody Allen Randolph (Westmont College)
Moderated by Daniel Simon
Marker Meacham Auditorium  (OMU 242)

11-11:20am

By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr

Selected scenes performed by the cast under the direction of Susan Shaughnessy
Marker Meacham Auditorium  (OMU 242)

11:30-12:30

A Roundtable Discussion: Marina Carr in the Context of Contemporary Irish Literature

Mark Cuddy (Geva Theatre), George Cusack (OU Expository Writing), and Susan Shaughnessy (OU School of Drama) • Moderated by Judith Pender (OU School of Drama)
Marker Meacham Auditorium  (OMU 242)

12:45-4:00pm

Irish Film Festival

Featuring Once (2006, dir. John Carney, 85 min.), The Crush (2010, dir. Michael Creagh, 15 min.), and An Saol Eile (The Other Life) (2006, dir. Ursula Devine, 15 min.)
Hosted by Andrew Horton
Marker Meacham Auditorium  (OMU 242)

Friday, March 9

10-10:20am

By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr

Selected scenes performed by the cast under the direction of Susan Shaughnessy
Marker Meacham Auditorium  (OMU 242)

10:30-11:30am

The 2012 Puterbaugh Keynote, by Marina Carr

Marker Meacham Auditorium  (OMU 242)

Saturday, March 10

8pm

Oklahoma Premiere of By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr

Directed by Susan Shaughnessy • Lab Theatre – Old Science Hall 200
Reception following • For tickets, call the Fine Arts Box Office: (405) 325-4101

With additional performances March 11 (3pm) and March 12–14 (8pm)

Sponsored by World Literature Today, the OU School of Drama.
Made possible by the Norman Arts Council and the Puterbaugh Foundation of McAlester, Oklahoma.
For more information, contact the WLT offices at 405-325-4531.
All events are free and open to the public except for the Lab Theatre performances of By the Bog of Cats.