The ribbon-cutting marks the completion of the first phase of the expansion and renovation of the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre.
The Texas Tech University Office of the President will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday (Oct. 4) for the School of Theatre & Dance Complex, part of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA). The School of Theatre & Dance also will host public tours and two other events on the same day to honor TCVPA faculty members.
Media and the public are invited to all events unless otherwise indicated. Parking registration is not needed for events after 4 p.m.
Dedication of the Creative Movement Studio Lobby
11 a.m., Creative Movement Studio, southwest corner of Akron and Glenna Goodacre avenues, just north of the Petroleum Engineering building
The lobby of the Creative Movement Studio will be dedicated to Diana Moore, former head of the school's dance program. Mark Charney, director of the School of Theatre & Dance, will deliver welcome remarks, followed by a performance by students, faculty and alumni. TCVPA Dean Noel Zahler will lead the plaque unveiling and dedication. The event was organized by alumnus Luke Kahlich, who will be joined by Texas Tech performance and pedagogy graduate student Yvonne Racz-Key, who serves as artistic director for Ballet Lubbock, and Texas Tech alumna and Broadway star Jennifer Smith. A reception will immediately follow the dedication.
Guests may park in the Commuter North Lot (C1) west of Jones Stadium. Click here to register a vehicle for the dedication event.
Public tours of the School of Theatre & Dance Complex
2-4 p.m., School of Theatre & Dance Complex, 18th Street between Boston and Flint avenues
The School of Theatre & Dance will conduct public tours of the new complex at 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
Guests can park in the R03 Lot located directly south of the University Library. Click here to register a vehicle for the public tours.
Ribbon-cutting and reception for School of Theatre & Dance Complex
5:30 p.m., School of Theatre & Dance Complex
The Office of the President will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception for the new School of Theatre & Dance Complex. Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec will join Zahler and Charney in delivering remarks. The reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
Production of 'Doctor Love' and retirement reception
7:30 p.m., Lobby and Black Box Theatre in the School of Theatre & Dance Complex
The inaugural production in the Black Box Theatre of "Doctor Love" is directed by professor emeritus Jonathan Marks, who will be honored at a reception immediately following the production. These events are open to ticket holders only, but media is invited to the reception.
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