Professor Lesley Ferris: Bringing Voices and Theatrical Creativity from the Middle East

Professor Lesley Ferris joined us on July 7th. Distinguished Arts and Humanities Professor of Theatre Emerita, Department of Theatre, Film and Media Arts, director of the On the Front Lines project, Dr. Ferris discussed her international theatre work and highlighted her research on women in theatre. Lesley Ferris co-founded Palindrome Productions, a London based theatre company that simultaneously stages her work in Britain. A truly international scholar, she has brought the voices and creative works of authors from the Middle East to Ohio State University.  During her time at OSU, she established international theatre courses into the curriculum, created a study abroad course in London, oversaw countless play commissions and theatre productions featuring international artists, and a school tour bringing theatre to local schools. Her legacy continues to make an impact on OSU students and local elementary, middle and high school students through the school tour program (so far, 250,000 served).  Most recently OSU Libraries established the Lesley Ferris Collection on Women Playwrights.

Listen to “2021-07-07-Middle Eastern Cultural Contexts on Stage with Lesley Ferris” on Spreaker.

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