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    Brown University - Leeds Theatre

    83 Waterman Street
    Providence, RI 02912

    Phone: 401-863-2838

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    On April 21, 1979, both the Isabelle Russek Leeds Theatre, a gift of Mrs. Leeds and her family, and the Ashamu Dance Studio, a gift of Chief and Mrs. E.O. Ashamu of Nigeria, were dedicated. Children of both donors, Amy Leeds 1974 and Samson Ashamu 1979, had studied at Brown. The accompanying performances, workshops, and recitals went on for a week, and included a performance of “The Master,” a play written by Professor James...

    On April 21, 1979, both the Isabelle Russek Leeds Theatre, a gift of Mrs. Leeds and her family, and the Ashamu Dance Studio, a gift of Chief and Mrs. E.O. Ashamu of Nigeria, were dedicated. Children of both donors, Amy Leeds 1974 and Samson Ashamu 1979, had studied at Brown. The accompanying performances, workshops, and recitals went on for a week, and included a performance of “The Master,” a play written by Professor James Schevill, directed by Professor John Emigh, and performed by Professor James O. Barnhill and Julia Roig 1980, a lecture by John Ford Noonan, a theatre arts workshop with Richard Foreman 1959, and the first class held in the new theatre, which was taught by Robert Bailey 1970. At the dedication exercises for the theatre, the creation of the James O. Barnhill Theatre Fund was announced, and four students in togas and ivy, proclaimed, “We invoke they name, oh Muses, with gifts of ivy. Bless us this day, Dionysus, and smile upon us.”



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