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Co-founder of adobe theatre is next Frostic reader

Oct. 7, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Playwright Jeremy Dobrish reads from his work Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University. Dobrish's presentation is part of the Fall 2004 Gwen Frostic Reading Series, which is free and open to the public.

Jeremy Dobrish is the co-founder and artistic director of the critically acclaimed adobe theatre company and author of the plays "Notions in Motion," "The Handless Maiden," "Blink of an Eye" and "Orpheus & Eurydice." Last season the Vineyard Theatre produced his play "Eight Days (Backwards)" and this season adobe will produce his new play "Superpowers." He has taught playwriting and directing workshops at Fordham, Washington Irving High School, and through Young Playwrights. He is currently writing an adaptation of Carlo Gozzi's "The King Stag," and Theatreworks USA has commissioned him to write an adaptation of "Curious George."

Fall 2004 Gwen Frostic Reading Series

Wednesday, Sept. 8, novelist Howard Norman

Thursday, Sept. 30, poet Terrance Hayes

Thursday, Oct. 7, novelist James McManus

Wednesday, Oct. 13, playwright Jeremy Dobrish

Wednesday, Oct. 27, poet Jean Valentine

All readings begin at 8 p.m. and are in the Little Theatre, which is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre.

For more information about the Gwen Frostic Reading Series, contact Dr. Arnie Johnston, chair of the Department of English, at <arnie.johnston@wmich.edu>. To be added to the mailing list for reading series announcements, write to Becky Beech at <rebecca.beech@wmich.edu> and include your complete name and postal address.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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