A lecture by Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker: The Limits of Freedom
Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program
A lecture by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Internationally Acclaimed Playwright
The Limits of Freedom
Sponsored by the Andrew R. Ammerman F ’72 Fund
Internationally renowned playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker returns to Georgetown University to give a talk titled The Limits of Freedom, offered in conjunction with the American premiere of her multiracial play Jefferson’s Garden in January at Ford’s Theatre, as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Hailed as "an exciting, provocative play" when premiered on London's West End, Jefferson’s Garden explores the contradictions between our founding fathers’ ideals and the realities of freedom and compromise in America. One of Britain's leading playwrights, Wertenbaker will also participate in an onstage conversation on making theater that engages history and pluralism. Recipient of major awards from the London Critics’ Circle, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, and the Writers’ Guild, Wertenbaker is also artistic adviser to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She served as the Davis Visiting Professor to Georgetown College, hosted by the Theater & Performance Studies Program, during the 2005-06 inaugural season of the Davis Performing Arts Center, when she began research for this play. Wertenbaker also led an April 2010 residency at Georgetown around the DC premiere of her play The Grace of Mary Traverse, directed by Prof. Maya Roth, an expert on her work, featured in the Davis Center Home Season.
Monday, January 22 at 5:00pm
37th and O St., N.W., Washington