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Trilingual improvisor visits Manchester to perform story of self-exploration, self-discovery

Kate BillingsleyManchester University will host trilingual improvisational actor Kate Billingsley in “CommuniKate: ArtAlive,” an interactive one-woman show that brings to life artists and their work, as part of the University’s Values, Ideas and the Arts (VIA) series. 

“CommuniKate: ArtAlive” is 11 a.m. Monday, April 11 in Cordier Auditorium and is open to the public. Admission is free. Members of the Manchester community can also watch via Zoom

The 50-minute performance will be followed by a Q&A.

Having spent seven years living in Europe, Billingsley incorporates characters based on people she has met into her portrait of a young American moving to Spain. The show has been performed at The Second City in Chicago and The People’s Improv Theater in New York City.

Billingsley will also lead an improv-based activism workshop for students on campus. 

For the media

Organizer of this event is Virginia Rendler, peace studies coordinator.

CommuniKate: ArtAlive

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March 2022