Event: The College of Fine Arts and the Cultural Arts Division/Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office of the City of Austin present “Surviving and Thriving at the Walnut Street Theatre: A Conversation With Bernard Havard.” This talk is free and open to the public and free parking will be provided.
When: Monday, Feb. 15 from 4-5 p.m.
Where: The University of Texas at Austin campus. Winship Building (WIN 2.112)
Parking for the lecture will be provided in the San Jacinto Garage on San Jacinto just south of Dean Keeton. Participants should pull a ticket upon entering the garage and they will be provided a validation pass to exit the garage, free of charge, at the lecture when they check in. A map is available online.
Background: Recognized as one of America’s leading theatre producers, Havard is the president and producing artistic director of the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Walnut Street Theatre boasts a subscription base of 57,000 patrons. Havard has spent his life in theatre as an actor, stage manager, director, managing director and producer. Havard will provide his years of perspective on theatre topics including, but not limited to, building an audience, unified arts funding, cultural alliances and weathering difficult economic times. Audience questions will be encouraged and will help guide the discussion.