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WRITER: NAREN MURTHY
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
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Release: Nov. 8, 2001

UI Arts Share Program sponsors puppet-writing workshop at Lemme School in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Arts Share program is in the midst of an eight-week puppet-writing residency, led by Daniel Sullivan, at Helen Lemme Elementary School in Iowa City. The workshop, which runs from Oct. 3 through Nov. 27, is funded by a grant from Arts Share.

Sullivan is a graduate playwright at the UI and a recipient of the Barry and Maggie Kemp Scholarship in the department of theatre arts. He is currently at work on a short, political monologue entitled, "Coffins Small as Could Fit Ants." Daniel has a degree in political science from the University of California at Davis.

At the workshop, small groups of students at Lemme are learning the basics of dramatic writing and develop a short one-act puppet show slated for production in spring 2002.

The UI Arts Share program provides artistic resources from the Iowa Center for the Arts to schools and community organizations. The 2001 Arts Share roster includes more than 70 faculty and graduate students in music, theater, dance, the visual arts and creative writing.

For more information about the Arts Share program, call director Diane Kenney Handler at (319) 335-1618 or send an e-mail to <d-kenney-handler@uiowa.edu>.

A free Arts Share program guide including artist roster is available at the Arts Share office, 107 Theater Building, the University of Iowa, 52242.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit <www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa>. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu>.