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Masters Series with Kathleen Turner

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She’s been Mrs. Robinson on stage and the Serial Mom on screen. She voiced the sultry Jessica Rabbit and performed burlesque as Helena Handbasket, Chandler Bing’s dad in drag. And now she's coming to Pace.

Monday, October 6, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Schimmel Center.

Veteran stage, film, and TV actress Kathleen Turner will reveal much about her career and life in a conversation with PPA students at the Pace School of Performing Arts Masters Series, moderated by Cosmin Chivu, director of BA in International Performance Ensemble.

One of America's premier actresses, Kathleen Turner has created unforgettably strong characters on stage, screen, and television with her blend of raw sexuality, beauty, intelligence, and drive. She has garnered critical acclaim for her performances in numerous movies including Body Heat (Golden Globe nomination); Romancing The Stone and Prizzi's Honor, for which she earned Golden Globe Awards; Peggy Sue Got Married (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations); and War of the Roses, which brought her yet another Golden Globe nomination.

Turner's extensive film credits also include The Man with Two Brains with Steve Martin, Jewel of the Nile with Michael Douglas, The Accidental Tourist, V.I. Warshawski, John Waters' Serial Mom, Naked in New York, Moonlight and Valentino, The Real Blonde, and Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides, to name a few.

Turner has also starred on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tony nomination), Indiscretions, The Graduate, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony nomination). In 2006, she reprised her role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and was awarded the Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award.

She is the author of Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles, a frank, funny, irreverent, and inspiring memoir. 

Launched in February 2012, Pace School of Performing Arts Masters Series is a public conversation that provides the new generation of performing arts students with the opportunity of interacting with well-established outstanding artists. Well-known American actors, writers, directors, designers, and theater professionals share in person their craft and their life experience with their invaluable perspectives on the creative process.

Past guests include Julie Taymor, Anne Bogart, Zoe Caldwell, Olympia Dukakis, Neil LaBute, Nicky Silver, Gregory Mosher, Joe Melillo, and many others.

This event is free for all Pace students, faculty, staff, and alumni.