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Rodger Sorensen to present BYU devotional July 29

Rodger Sorensen, chair of Brigham Young University's Department of Theatre and Media Arts, will speak at a campus devotional Tuesday, July 29 at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.

The devotional will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU TV, KBYU FM and byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Sorensen came to BYU in 1996 as an associate professor of theatre and media arts and has served as chair of the department for five years. Sorensen has directed more than 100 theatre productions, including premieres of original scripts, adaptations of his own work, interdisciplinary projects, operas, musicals, dramas and comedies.

He worked every summer on the Hill Cumorah Pageant near Palmyra, New York, from 1978 to 2004, serving as artistic director beginning in 1997.

Sorensen specializes in teaching directing theory and practice for the stage. He has also taught introduction to theatre, all aspects of acting, Readers Theatre, forensics and public speaking.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from BYU and his doctorate from the University of Texas at Dallas in performance theory.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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