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National Theatre Discussion Series
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 402-472-5353

National Theatre Discussion Series

Join us for discussions with knowledgeable guest speakers following the National Theatre encore screenings.

Event Times

1.19 Sun 1:00 p.m.

Discussions will follow a selection of National Theatre Broadcasts and last 20-30 minutes. 

Sunday, December 1
(following the 1:00 p.m. encore screening)

Sunday, January 19
(following the 1:00 p.m. encore screening)


Author of Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof, STEPHEN BUHLER is Aaron Douglas Professor of English at UNL and also Education Director for the Flatwater Shakespeare Company. Read more at and

Author of Telling True Tales of Islamic Lands, JULIA SCHLECK is an Associate Professor of English and a faculty member in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at UNL. Read more at

Author of Producing Early Modern London, KELLY STAGE is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at UNL. Read more at

IAN BORDEN is an Associate Professor of Performance and Directing in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at UNL. Read more at

ANN MARIE POLLARD is an actor, singer, director, and voice coach currently teaching at UNL as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Voice, Movement, and Acting and serving the Lincoln community through her coaching company {Voice: Realized}. Read more at

JAMIE BULLINS is an Assistant Professor of Theatre with a concentration in costume design for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at UNL, joining the faculty in the fall of 2017. He has been an educator and professional designer for going on 25 years and his work includes recent projects with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and The Rose Theater.  Read more at

EMILY ERNST is a Lecoq-trained director and actor, currently teaching full-time in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film as an adjunct professor. Emily began her stage work at Theatre for a New Audience in New York City where she assisted Arin Arbus on The Taming of the Shrew. Other directing and assistant directing credits include The Bushnell Theatre (Hartford), Opera Slavica (NYC), and Kitchen Dog Theatre (Dallas). Emily recently directed Mame at the Lincoln Community Playhouse and a reading of Stage Kiss for Angels Theatre. She will join the Flatwater Shakespeare Company staff as Associate Executive Director for their 2020 season, for which she will direct King Lear

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