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Release: Oct. 12, 2001
'Global Express' Will Present Plays, Monologues From Around World
The International Writing Program (IWP) and the University of Iowa department
of theatre arts will present "Global Express," a selection of plays, monologues
and music from around the world at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 in the Space/Place
Theatre of UI North Hall. The event, directed by Iowa Playwrights Workshop
graduate Maggie Conroy, will be free and open to the public.
The performance will feature writing by four writers, currently in residence
at the UI with the IWP: Victor Aladji from Togo, Rocco Carbone of Italy, Andrey
Bychkov of Russia and Aida Nasrallah from Israel. The performers will include
theater faculty member Tisch Jones, actors from the department of theatre
arts and IWP writer Rehman Rashid from Malaysia.
Thirty writers representing 24 countries are now in residence at the IWP
through Nov. 20. The IWP was the first international writers residency at
a university, and it remains unique in world literature. Over the years, nearly
a thousand writers from more than 115 countries have completed residencies
in the program.
Like most IWP residency groups, the 2001 community is a mix of poets, fiction
writers, screenwriters, playwrights, journalists, essayists and critics. Many
of the IWP writers will travel from Iowa City to present lectures, symposia
and readings at other campuses in Iowa and throughout the country, and to
visit places of cultural or historical interest.
The IWP is staffed and housed by the University of Iowa. IWP writers have
been financed by the United States State Department, through bilateral agreements
with numerous countries; by grants given by cultural institutions and governments
abroad; and by private funds that are donated by a variety of American corporations,
foundations and individuals.
To learn more about the IWP, visit <http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp> the
on the World Wide Web:. For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit
<www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa>. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact
The department of theatre arts is a unit of the UI Division of Performing
Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.