The life, work and University connections of alumnus Arthur Miller will be celebrated in a series of public events this week that include a conversation with Miller, a ceremony that recognizes the Arthur Miller Theatre, two days of wide-ranging presentations on Miller and exhibitions. Scheduled performances are sold out.
The international symposium, Arthur Millers America: Theater and Culture in a Century of Change, honoring the playwrights 85th birthday, begins with a program at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in Rackham Auditorium.
Opening activities include remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger, Provost Nancy Cantor and LS&A Dean Shirley Neuman. A resolution honoring Miller from state government officials will be presented.
Symposium Director Enoch Brater, professor of English and of theatre, will discuss From Ann Arbor to Broadway and Back Again at 2:30 p.m. Brater will then be joined by Miller at 3 p.m. for A Conversation with Arthur Miller that includes responses to audience questions.
The recognition ceremony for the Arthur Miller Theatre will begin at 4:15 p.m.
At 8:15 p.m., six individuals will gather for a discussion titled Arthur Millers Theater: An International Panel. Panelists are Linda Ben-Zvi, Tel Aviv University; Laura Cerrato, Universidad de Buenos Aires; John Dorsey, Rikkyo University, Tokyo; Kirsten Herold, Copenhagen; Louis Marks, BBC Drama, London; and Hersh Zeifman, York University, Toronto.
Programs Oct. 2728, all in the Rackham Building, unless otherwise noted, are:
For additional information, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/pres/arthurmiller/. For information about a simultaneous Webcast, visit this page and click on Live Webcast under Events. For information about a volume of essays based on the Symposium, call (734) 764-4392 or visit the Web site.