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Pace Performing Arts Hosts Session With Director Doyle

Acclaimed director John Doyle will visit Pace University's New York City campus for an afternoon with students and faculty.
Acclaimed director John Doyle will visit Pace University's New York City campus for an afternoon with students and faculty. Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University’s performing arts department will host an afternoon with John Doyle, the acclaimed director, on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m.

The event will be held at Pace University's New York campus at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at 3 Spruce St. in lower Manhattan.

Doyle will be interviewed by actress and Pace faculty member Alexandra Silber. The event includes performances by Judy Kuhn and Malcolm Gets. Mary Mitchell-Campbell will play the piano.

In addition, Pace University musical theater students will join Doyle live onstage for selections from his new project, "Kander," and Ebb’s "The Visit." This concert is the culmination of a yearlong artist-in-residency. 

Doyle, whose inventive restaging of "Sweeney Todd" earned him a Tony Award, has worked with faculty members at Pace Performing Arts’ musical theater program, housed in Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, throughout this academic year. Doyle taught a variety of master classes and critiqued student projects, including vocal performance, song interpretation and the process of composition and the creative process.

"John is one of the most inventive directors working in theater today," said Amy Rogers, director of the musical theater program at Pace Performing Arts. "He represents the crossroads of classic tradition and cutting-edge revision, which is serendipitous because that is where Pace Performing Arts' musical theater program also lives."

"Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to take full advantage of the richness of our New York City location and bring world-renowned talent to our campus, giving our students extraordinary opportunities to interact with leading professionals," said Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

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