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Theatre professor wins coveted fellowship to raise awareness of Russian history and culture

David WhiteDavid White, an assistant professor in the Towson University Department of Theatre Arts, has been granted a Likhachev Foundation and Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center Cultural Fellowship for 2013.

In the first Russian program of this kind, participants work on initiatives to draw the attention of Western audiences to Russian history and culture. 

A group of eight American and four European professionals, chosen from a pool of more than 80 applicants, will participate in a program which has been individually tailored to each participant’s interests. 

Fellows begin the two-week program in St. Petersburg on May 13, and will visit the cultural organizations, archives, libraries and museums of St. Petersburg, and meet with the city’s cultural leaders.

White teaches script analysis, playwriting, senior thesis and text construction, and oversees the Towson Theatre Lab, a bi-weekly home for reading and responding to new works in the theatre department. He is also a founding member of Generous Company—a multidisciplinary theatre collective—and serves as the artistic director of its WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory. His plays have been produced in theatres throughout the United States. 

 

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