2012 Puterbaugh Festival Schedule

Irish Playwright Marina Carr

Marina Carr

Irish playwright Marina Carr will be visiting the University of Oklahoma campus and the offices of World Literature Today as the 2012 Puterbaugh Fellow this Spring. Check out the many events including music, readings, a film festival, and performances of Carr's play By the Bog of Cats—during the festival week of March 6-10—that are open to the public.

• Marina Carr's biography

• Synopsis of By the Bog of Cats

• Syllabus for the Puterbaugh course

 

2012 FESTIVAL SHEDULE

TIME EVENT

Tuesday, March 6

7:30-9pm

Opening Night

Reception, musical performances, and storytelling • Performing Arts Studio / Norman Depot

Wednesday, March 7

10:30-11:30am

Norman Public Schools Day

Storytelling, acting, and musical sing-along for 4th and 5th grade students • 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 • 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
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) • 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.), andThe Commitments (1991, dir. Alan Parker, 118 min.)
Hosted by Andrew Horton • 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 • 
Meacham Auditorium (OMU 242)

10:30-11:30am

The 2012 Puterbaugh Keynote, by Marina Carr

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

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.