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Texas Tech School of Theatre & Dance hosts Doug Wright and Amanda Green

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(Press Release)

The Texas Tech University School of Theatre & Dance, housed within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, will hold “An Evening with Doug Wright and Amanda Green” at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 16) in the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre. Wright and Green are the authors of Texas Tech’s fall production of “Hands on a Hardbody,” a musical which runs at the McGavock Nissan dealership through October 21. 

The presentation will include Wright, a Pulitzer-Prize winner for “I Am My Own Wife,” reading his essay “Bruce and Charles.” The work, originally published in a collection of pieces, “The Play that Changed My Life,” is edited by Howard Sherman and published by the American Theatre Wing. After the reading, Green will join Wright for a discussion of “Hands on a Hardbody.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Wright wrote the book for “Hands on a Hardbody” and Green wrote the lyrics and collaborated on the music with Trey Anastasio. The show received three Tony Award nominations in 2013, including Best Original Score.

About Texas Tech University School of Theatre & Dance

The School of Theatre & Dance at Texas Tech University fosters the highest standards of scholarship and creative activity and provides opportunities for students to work actively in both areas. The school champions training and education in a breadth of specialized programs, encourages students to cross boundaries between them and prepares students for careers in both practice and pedagogy. By integrating the practical and the scholarly, the school serves as a vital force in the cultural and intellectual life of our society.

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