July 25, 2008

BYU Theatre Chairman to Speak at Devotional

PROVO -- Rodger Sorensen, chairman of Brigham Young University's Department of Theatre and Media Arts, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.

Sorensen has directed more than 100 theater productions, including premieres of original scripts, adaptations of his own work, interdisciplinary projects, operas, musicals, dramas and comedies.

He worked every summer on the Hill Cumorah Pageant near Palmyra, N.Y., from 1978 to 2004, serving as artistic director beginning in 1997.

Sorensen specializes in teaching directing theory and practice for the stage. He also has taught introduction to theater, all aspects of acting, Readers Theatre, forensics and public speaking.

The devotional will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU- TV, KBYU-FM and byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

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