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April 4, 2002

Author talks about the art of scene designs

Leading British scenographer Pamela Howard will discuss her book What is Scenography? at 1 p.m., Monday, April 15 in the Playwrights' Theatre in Shasta Hall at California State University, Sacramento.

Howard, a professor at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design in London, will also discuss her designs and scenographic concepts.

Her many theatre credits include productions with English Touring Theatre and Old Vic Royal Shakespeare Company, Nottingham Playhouse and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Howard founded the European Scenography Centers as part of her masters degree courses at Central Saint Martin's College of Arts and Design in London, with centers in Utrecht, Prague, Seville, Helsinki and Zurich.

Howard is currently the artistic director of Scenofest, an annual international festival of scenography. In additional to writing many books and articles on scenography, she has served on many commissions throughout England, including the Britain at Prague Quadrennial 1995 and the British Education Commission.

For more information about this free public forum call the CSUS theatre and dance department at (916) 278-6368.

Additional media assistance is available at CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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