Conversations with Mary Zimmerman Nov. 14
calendar icon04 Nov 2019
Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center presents “Conversations with Mary Zimmerman” on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center at 13th and R streets.
Zimmerman joins us for a presentation and Q&A about her work. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Zimmerman is a world-renowned playwright and director. Her work includes her own adaptations of Candide, Disney's The Jungle Book, White Snake, Mirror of the Invisible World, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Journey to the West, The Odyssey, Arabian Nights, Argonautika, The Secret in the Wings, Treasure Island and Eleven Rooms of Proust. Many of these productions have played across the country and internationally.
Her adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which originated at Northwestern and Lookingglass Theatre ran on Broadway, and she received the Tony Award for Best Direction of a play.
Her opera directing credits include Galileo Galilei at the Goodman (with Philip Glass), Lucia de Lammermoor (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala) and Armida, la Sonnambula, Rsualka (Metropolitan Opera) and the upcoming Eurydice (LA Opera, Metropolitain Opera).
Zimmerman is a Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Artistic Associate of Goodman Theatre, an Ensemble Member at Lookingglass Theatre Company, and recipient of the 1998 MacArthur Fellowship and numerous Jeff Awards. She returns to Nebraska to share with us images of her work and thoughts on her unique approach to presenting on stage.