WordTheatre has partnered with Chapman University’s English Department and with distinguished author/professor Richard Bausch to bring these world-class writers and actors to Orange. Fox is delighted. “I have been a fan of Richard Bausch’s short stories for twenty years. I finally had the pleasure of meeting Richard when we featured his work in WordTheatre’s New York series last year. He loved hearing the way the actors breathed life into the stories and was deeply moved. It is an emotional experience to be in the audience. When Richard emailed me to say he was relocating to Chapman, I immediately booked him for our Los Angeles series. That night, the idea of bringing WordTheatre to Chapman was born. We are launching what we hope will be a long and distinguished series at Chapman, that will bring the best writers and actors in the world to Orange County.”
WordTheatre: Giving Voice to Great Writing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to open up new ways of thinking about words, stories, and people through powerful and entertaining performances that bring contemporary literature to life. The organization also creates original themed events to benefit fellow educational and charitable organizations. Full season information is available at WordTheatre.com.
Chapman University is one of California’s oldest and most respected private universities. Founded in 1861, the university attracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world. Chapman’s English Department offers students innovative and personalized instruction as the basis for lifelong learning and literary citizenship.
(Left: Tracie Thoms and Dorian Missick at WordTheatre 'Storytales' at The Ford Amphitheatre.)