John Poole, Associate Professor and the new director of the School of Theatre at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, (UNCG) will be the InSight speaker for Arms and the Man, the opening production of Triad Stage’s 16th Season which begins on September 11th.
Born in North Carolina, Dr. Poole attended the University of Georgia in Athens and earned a doctoral degree in theatre history in 1955. From there, he went on to become the Director of Theatre and Dance at the University of Illinois. Former students of Poole’s say his lectures are animated, and it’s obvious he has a passion for theater and teaching. While serving e as Director of Theatre and Dance, he also spent five years as the Managing Director of the well-known annual Shakespeare Festival. He is published in several journals including Theatre History Studies, which highlights expressive articles on theatre history.
During this 2016-2017 academic school year, Arms and the Man is among the events featured in UNCG’s War and Peace Imagined series, a project dedicated to exploring themes of war and peace within arts and humanities while examining how factors such as nationalism, religion, geography, class, race and gender play a role in conflict. The series was inspired by the Centennial Anniversary of World War I. This is the second series to be featured on the calendar at UNCG, the first occurring in 2014, the Globe & Cosmos, focusing on the celebration of 450 years Galileo and Shakespeare. These series are community engaging events within the Triad. Don’t miss out on this lecture you are certain to enjoy!
Please join us directly following the matinee showing of Arms and the Man on September 18th, where Poole will share InSights and provide some fascinating context for the production. InSight lectures are free and open to the public. Visit the Triad Stage website for more details.