Guest Speaker: Tim Rhoze
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s (FJT) thought-provoking African-American and African Diaspora-centered storytelling continues to inspire and inform audiences, decade after decade. From original plays to the best of Broadway, FJT supplies the very best in theater, right here in Evanston. Under the guidance of FJT’s artistic director, Tim Rhoze, the theater has grown and blossomed, receiving numerous accolades and awards for all aspects of writing and production. Tim will share with us the story of this remarkable local theater and give us a preview of its exciting upcoming summer season.
This event is free and open to all current OLLI members.
Tim Rhoze has served as Producing Artistic Director of Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre since 2010. He’s a 25 year veteran of Chicago theater; his local acting credits include numerous productions at Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, and Northlight. He’s appeared on TV in The Practice, Friends, and Grey’s Anatomy, and his voice is heard on commercials for McDonald’s, Budweiser and Ford. Tim wrote and directed the world premieres of the award winning plays Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story, and Maya’s Last Poem.
A Diversity & Inclusion Committee event – to enhance and expand diversity and inclusion at OLLI.