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NewsTony-Award Nominee and Obie Award Winner Liz Swados Speaks at Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT. (Oct. 16th)-Five-time Tony-award nominee Liz Swados examines how religious writings and images influence modern artistic production during a lecture on Monday October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Marlboro College's Whittemore Theater.

Swados is an accomplished writer, composer and director with more than 30 theatrical productions under her belt. In her discussion, The Healing Power of Theater, Swados will specifically talk about those pieces which have been inspired by religious passages. They include Haggadah, a retelling of the Exodus story incorporating chant, gospel, rock and roll, masks and puppetry, as well as Missionaries, which illustrates elements of the Central American peasant Mass.

Swados is particularly passionate about teaching theater. She plans to touch on this topic as she discusses her latest book, At Play: Teaching Teenagers Theater. Swados has published three novels, three non-fiction books and nine children's books.

A recipient of three Obie awards for her theatrical productions, Swados has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Ford Fellowship, a Cine Award and a Mira Award, among others.

Swados received her B.A. from Bennington College and an honorary doctorate from Hobart and William Smith College.

This talk is the third in the Marlboro College Monday Night Lecture Series, which is funded by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Thomas Thompson Trust, the Vermont Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and an anonymous donor.

For more details, call Kathy Reynolds in the Marlboro College Public Affairs office at (802) 251-7644 or log on to our Web site www.marlboro.edu and click on the "News" link.

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