Ian-Julian Williams to Speak on April 21

Ian-Julian Williams to Speak on April 21

The public is invited to a presentation by a grant specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts, one of many workshops open to all interested during the 40th William Inge Theater Festival.

Ian-Julian Williams, Theater and Musical Theater specialist at the NEA will speak at 9 am. Friday, April 21, during the Inge Festival at Independence Community College. The one-hour event will be on the Independence Community College Campus. Like all Festival workshops, this event is free to the public.

Williams is head of Grants for Arts Projects, the endowment’s most extensive grant program supporting public engagement with various forms of art nationwide, as well as the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge and Shakespeare in American Communities national initiatives.

Workshops are scheduled for 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, from 9 am to 11 am, all at ICC. In addition to the presentation by Williams of the NEA, topics include varied aspects of acting and theater production. All are conducted by visiting guest artists and are open to the public.

For more information on the workshops and all Inge Festival events, visit www.ingecenter.org,or call 620-332-6548. The schedule includes a full production of William Inge’s “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,” readings of new short plays during the New Play Lab, and much more.

The Inge Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of Kansas, is produced by Independence Community College, supported by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the NEA, a federal agency.


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