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George Drance, S.J.

by George Drance, S.J. |

A Priest and A Player: Spirituality from the Stage

When: April 25, 2012, 12:00 - 1:15 pm

Where: Williman Room, Benson Center, Santa Clara University

In this luncheon lecture reflection, George Drance, S.J. drew from his own life experience to reflect on the relationship between Ignatian spirituality and the arts, as well as the role of the arts within Jesuit Higher Education.

The Lecturer:

George Drance, S.J. is a Jesuit Residential Fellow in the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education and Visiting Faculty in the Department of Theater and Dance at Santa Clara University, where he is providing Master Class opportunities and directing the Spring 2012 production of Kalidasa’s Shakuntala and the Ring of Recognition. He co-authored the book Ritual Plays with Fr. Bob VerEecke, S.J., and his reflections on prayer are included in Retta Blaney’s Working on the Inside: the Spiritual Life through the Eyes of Actors.
George Drance, S.J. earned his BA from Marquette University and his MFA from Columbia University. He currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Fordham University and has been a guest artist and lecturer at Columbia University, Cornell University, Marquette University, Marymount Manhattan College, Hebrew Union College, and Boston College. He has been on the faculty of the Marist International Center in Nairobi, Kenya, at Red Cloud High School on the Oglala Sioux Reservation. Film credits include Solidarity and The Light of Eons. He has served as the Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Magis Theatre Company, praised for its skill and daring, and best known for its stage adaptations of C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce and Kalidasa’s Shakuntala and the Ring of Recognition. Read more on George Drance, S.J. here.

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