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Friends Annual Celebration featuring Joseph Haj

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“[The Guthrie] is a deeply held community asset…I’m both buoyed by that and humbled by the terrific responsibility to not fail.”   

—Jospeh Haj

Rooted in the classics, the Guthrie Theater has been a cultural force for more than 50 years. Join Joseph Haj, its eighth artistic director, in conversation with Jeffrey Meanza, his Associate Artistic Director about the value of the western canon, its continuing relevance, and its agency for social change. Prepare for a lively and engaging evening! 

Event Details

What: Friends of the Libraries Annual Celebration
: Joseph Haj: A Conversation
Where: McNamara Alumni Center
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Dinner and Program, 6:00 p.m.

Tickets: Dinner & Presentation — $48 Friends of the Libraries Members and $58 General Public

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About Joe Haj

Joe Haj (photo by Keri Pickett)
Joseph Haj (photo by Keri Pickett)

Joseph Haj assumed the artistic leadership of the Guthrie Theater in 2015, a venue where he acted in the epic, 1989 production of The Screens. His domestic and international credits as a director include projects at maximum security prisons and established theaters, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New York’s Public Theater, and the Folger Theatre, among others.

At the Guthrie, he directs productions by both classical and contemporary playwrights. His 2010 “Hamlet” at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC, won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production. He is the recipient of the 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award which recognizes singular artistry outside of New York City and the 2017 Rosetta LeNoire Award from Actors’ Equity Association. Haj is a member of the League of Resident Theatres, Society of Directors and Choreographers, and Director’s Circle International.


May 2
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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