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Former RENT cast member Tamika Lawrence (BFA ’10) joins “25 Years of Rent: Measured in Love,” New York Theatre Workshop’s celebration of renowned Broadway production

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical RENT, this week New York Theatre Workshop held a virtual fundraiser featuring performances by original cast members and a host of standout cast members through the years, including School of Theatre, Film & Television alum Tamika Lawrence (BFA ’10)!

Performers reflected on the impact, both culturally and individually, that Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical has had since its debut on the New York Theatre Workshop stage in 1996. For Tamika, RENT was the first show she landed. She learned invaluable lessons on the connections between art and life: “One day early in rehearsal, our director, Michael Grief, had us take an after rehearsal field trip to Soho to visit the actual Life Group that is depicted in the musical. We sat in the back and listened to people’s stories and feelings about living with chronic illnesses. To see the pain, promise and bravery in their eyes stuck me intensely. Over the course of those two hours I learned that our job as actors is purely to be vessels to tell stories as truthfully and honestly as possible. To be vessels for a bigger purpose and, that stuff isn’t about us at all. There is a privilege in telling people’s stories and … it should never be taken for granted or taken lightly.”

More information and streaming passes for “25 Years of Rent: Measured in Love” are available at nytw.org.

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Final four shows!!!
Don't miss INTO THE WOODS at the Tornabene Theatre.

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The University of Arizona Museum of Art reopens this Sunday with a free Community Day with the institution’s largest exhibition of the last decade. ‘The Art of Food’ is the next event in the Arizona Arts Signature Series.

azart.fyi/ArtofFood

Fitting for Tucson, the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S., "The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation" offers something for every palette.

Join us on the exhibition’s opening day, Oct. 24 from 12-4p, for food-inspired art and festivities!

Visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on art activities like a community food-themed mural, demonstrations by local artists and performances by community organizations. Bring your non-perishable food items for the @uacampuspantry!

(Admission is FREE thanks to support from the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Fund.)

Image: Enrique Chagoya, "The Enlightened Savage, edition 14/40", 2002, Digital pigment prints on paper wrapped around can with silkscreened cardboard box, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, Photo: Aaron Wessling Photography.
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The University of Arizona Museum of Art reopens this Sunday with a free Community Day with the institution’s largest exhibition of the last decade. ‘The Art of Food’ is the next event in the Arizona Arts Signature Series.

https://azart.fyi/ArtofFood

Fitting for Tucson, the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S., The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation offers something for every palette.

Join us on the exhibition’s opening day, Oct. 24 from 12-4p, for food-inspired art and festivities!

Visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on art activities like a community food-themed mural, demonstrations by local artists and performances by community organizations. Bring your non-perishable food items for the @uacampuspantry!

(Admission is FREE thanks to support from the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Fund.)

Image: Enrique Chagoya, The Enlightened Savage, edition 14/40, 2002, Digital pigment prints on paper wrapped around can with silkscreened cardboard box, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, Photo: Aaron Wessling Photography.Image attachment
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