Mar 09, 2012
Theatre B & Moscow

An historic partnership between the International Writing Program and the Moscow Art Theatre, Book Wings is a three-year collaborative exchange and performance initiative designed to bring together American and Russian writers, actors, directors, and new media professionals in a virtual environment to foster a cross-cultural conversation, spark new literary and dramatic ideas, and create an enduring body of work.

These commissioned poems will be staged in Iowa City and Moscow simultaneously on March 9th, 2012, at 10 a.m. CST / 8:00 p.m. Moscow time.

Working in conjunction with the University of Iowa's Department of Theatre Arts, the Virtual Writing University, Information Technology Services, and UITV, this ambitious literary and theatrical endeavor  will bring together two stages and theatre companies to produce (in real time and with 5,000 miles between them) a collaborative, bilingual performance of new work commissioned for the project.

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