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Purdue Theater 2/17 Preview


Cabaret, the musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff is coming up at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. John Clare spoke with Amy Lynn Budd about the Purdue Theater production opening Friday, February 17th.

Cabaret is presented February 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and February 19, 25, 26 at 2:30 p.m.. There's more about the show here

Amy Lynn Budd is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University. Prior to starting her MFA, Amy directed, performed, and taught in Providence, Rhode Island for sixteen years. She directed regional and world premiere productions at Perishable Theatre, Brown University's MFA Playwriting program (under the leadership of Mac Wellman and Nilo Cruz), Contemporary Theatre Company, All Children’s Theatre Ensemble, and others.

Amy was a 2006-09 Resident Artist at Perishable Theatre where she developed a full-length performance work, The Thing that Ate My Brain…Almost.  It went on to tour to Austin, Texas and Washington, DC.

As a teaching artist, Amy collaborated on dozens and dozens of performances annually from 2001-2013. She taught acting and playwriting; directed plays by and for first through twelfth graders; and worked from the ground up with students, using academic content as a basis for ensemble-devised works.

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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