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Georgetown Hosts Tennessee Williams Centennial Festival Weekend with Edward Albee and Other Artists

March 17, 2011

  • Edward Albee, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner
  • John Waters, writer and cult filmmaker
  • Michael Kahn, Helen Hayes Award winner and Tony Award nominee
  • Theodore Bikel, Emmy Award winner and Tony and Academy Award nominee
  • Kathleen Chalfant, Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee
  • Sarah Marshall, Helen Hayes Award winner
  • Ted van Griethuysen, Helen Hayes Award winner
  • Rick Foucheux, Helen Hayes Award winner
  • Target Margin Theater, Obie Award winner
  • Christopher Durang, Obie Award winner
  • Joy Zinoman, Helen Hayes Award winner
  • Susan Lynskey, Helen Hayes Award nominee
...and more.
WHAT: Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program at the Davis Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the American Studies Program and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents the Tennessee Williams Centennial Festival (Tenn Cent Fest) in honor of the American playwright’s 100th birthday. Leading professionals from around the world and throughout D.C. will collaborate with Georgetown students to offer fresh perspectives on Williams’ established classics, as well opportunities to engage influential but rarely performed experimental and neglected works. As part of the Tenn Cent Fest, the Centennial Weekend Celebration (March 24-27) will feature fully staged productions, interactive multimedia experiences, workshops, concerts, lectures, discussions, and readings.

Highlights include:

  • An Onstage Conversation with Edward Albee
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • The Glass Menagerie Project
  • John Waters' This Filthy World

For more information, including a complete schedule of events:


Thursday, March 24th – Sunday, March 27th (see link above for times)


(see link above for locations)
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057

  • Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program at the Davis Performing Arts Center
  • The Georgetown University American Studies Program
  • The Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Media planning to cover all or part of the event must RSVP with Laura Mertens at (202) 687-6933 or, or Maggie Moore at (202) 687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials.


Laura Mertens

Maggie Moore


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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