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“Mother Courage” Reading, Stuart Mcdowell

September 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT


“Mother Courage and Her Children” Play Reading

Led by Stuart McDowell, Artistic Director, Wright State Theater Department and colleagues


One of the great dramatic creations on the modern stage, Mother Courage is Bertolt Brecht’s most passionate and profound statement against war.

“In its humor, irony, and truth, Mother Courage is a work to welcome and to cherish!”
— The New York Times

The Wright State Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures prepares future professionals in the performing and creative arts.

Graduates are prepared for award-winning work on stage, on screen, or behind the scenes.

Sun, September 16, 2018

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM EDT

W. Stuart McDowell, Artistic Director and Professor, served as Chair of the department from 1994-2016, after working in professional theatre in New York and California for two decades, as artistic director, actor, composer and translator, in addition to winning national awards as playwright, director and scholar. McDowell is the 2018 the Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Professional Service for 2018.

McDowell has won awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for directing and playwrighting of 1913: The Great Dayton Flood (co-written with honors-student Timothy Nevits), which played to over 10,000 in Washington D. C. and Dayton in 1997, featuring recorded narration by Martin Sheen, the late Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. His original drama, The Brothers BOOTH! was developed at the Guthrie Theatre Lab, the New Harmony Project, and New York’s Second Stage, with such actors as David Strathairn, David Dukes, Maryann Plunket, and Stephen Lang, and produced professionally. He has composed several hundred songs and incidental music for the theatre, and the score and libretto for 1903: The Wings of Dreams, about the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, which was filmed and broadcast annually on PBS/ThinkTV throughout soutwest Ohio.


Sun, September 16, 2018
Dayton Metro Library – Main
215 East 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402
1:00 PM – 2:25 PM EDT

The Five Rivers Peacebuilding Experience is a multifaceted celebration and learning experience for the whole family to become engaged in building a culture of peace both locally and globally.
— Fred Arment, Founder, International Cities of Peace

Collaboration: Presented by 21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation and International Cities of Peace, Peace Dayton; In Collaboration with City of Dayton Human Relations Council, Wright State Theater Department, NonViolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, and Heartfulness Meditation

Join us on Sunday, September 16, 1-5 pm  for the 2018 Five Rivers Peacebuilders Experience where you’ll meet some of Miami Valley’s most innovative peacebuilders!


September 16, 2018
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm


Dayton Metro Library Downtown
215 E. Third Street
Dayton, OH United States
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