Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Meet Jacob Juntunen & "Dying Alone: An Evening of Optimistic Short Plays"
Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Location: C.H. Moe Theater, University of Southern Illinois Campus, Carbondale, IL
The SIU Department of Theater invites all members of the community to meet new head of Playwriting, Jacob Juntunen, for DYING ALONE: AN EVENING OF OPTIMISTIC SHORT PLAYS. There will an hour long program of staged readings of several of Dr. Juntunen’s short plays and an opportunity to talk with this newest member of the Department of Theater faculty.Return to event list.
Originally from Fremont, CA, Jacob moved to Portland, OR, after dropping out of high school at age 15. In Portland he became an expert sandwich maker at a local deli and then enrolled in Clackamas Community College where he had the good fortune to meet visiting guest artist Edward Albee, who encouraged his writing. Jacob enrolled at Reed College, and studied with Albee at the University of Houston. Albee produced one of Jacob’s early works at Stages Repertory Theater in Houston. After completing his degree from Reed in 1999, Jacob traveled through Europe, started a theater company in Portland, and moved to Chicago to get his PhD at Northwestern. There he met his wife, Meghann Pytka, a PhD in Polish History, who will be teaching in SIU's History Department in the Spring.
DYING ALONE: AN EVENING OF OPTIMISTIC SHORT PLAYS by Jacob Juntunen is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. This is the first in a series of presentations of stage readings which will take place this year. Others are currently scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 25, and Thurs., Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm in the C.H. Moe Theater and on Wed., Dec. 5, time and place TBA, and will feature new short plays by SIU student playwrights. For more information, please contact the Department of Theater Marketing Office.
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