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For Immediate Release

January 20, 2009

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Ohio State Lima announces PALS events

Actors, authors and musicians headline performances

The quarterly Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS) will feature actors and authors addressing diversity issues, a world-renowned musician and an Ohio State Lima Alumna actress. All performances are on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Lima and James A. Rhodes State College.

All events are free and open to the public.

Barry Scott, Lecturer

12:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 21, 2009, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

Actor and motivational speaker Barry Scott presents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in a historically accurate and inspirational performance. An authority on the life and works of Dr. King, Scott created this tribute to Dr. King to teach a generation of students about one of America’s most violent and inspiring times. The Tennessee State University alum is the founder and artistic director of the American Negro Playwright Theatre, the professional theatre in residence at TSU.

Dr. Maria Ignatieva, Professor and Author

12:30 p.m., Mon., Jan. 26, 2009, in Reed Hall 160

The training methods of Russian actor Stanislavsky, known as the Stanislavsky System, have been the leading techniques for training actors in the U.S. since the 1930s. Various female actors have been at the core of this system and have dedicated their lives to Stanislavsky’s vision. Ohio State Lima theatre professor Dr. Maria Ignatieva has studied the life and achievements of Stanislavsky for the past ten years and is the first author to explore his artistic relations with these actresses in her book Stanislavsky and Female Actors: Women in Stanislavsky’s Life and Art.

Kim Barrett, Actress and Director

12:30 p.m., Mon., Feb. 16, 2009, in Reed Hall 160

One month after the murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie, Wyo., where the murders occurred to conduct interviews with the people of the town. “The Laramie Project” is the result of this work, and is performed by professional theatres in the U.S. Ohio State Lima aluma and actress/director Kim Barrett returns to campus to direct the Ohio State Lima winter production of “The Laramie Project.”

Ethlie Ann Vare, Lecturer and Author

12:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 25, 2009, in Science 100

From mundane but useful products like drop coffee to transforming inventions like the cellular phone, women have been the “mothers of inventions” since the beginning of time. Co-author of Patently Female: From AZT to TV Dinners, Stories of Women Inventors and the Breakthrough Ideas, Ethlie Ann Vare presents an entertaining and eye-opening account of the hidden women behind their familiar inventions.

Patrice Jackson, Cellist

12:30 p.m., Thur., Feb. 26, 2009, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

Cellist Patrice Jackson made her debut at thirteen with the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra. This sixth generation string musician won the 2002 Sphinx Competition and later that same year made her international debut in South Africa. Jackson has studied at the Yale School of Music and Julliard. After being featured on the Lima Campus Feb. 26, Jackson will perform with the Lima Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 28.

For program information please call Student Activities at (419) 995-8414 or the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.