To complement the DruidMurphy performances at this year’s Lincoln Center Festival, Fordham University’s Institute of Irish Studies, The Galway University Foundation and the National University of Ireland, Galway, will host an all-day symposium on July 11 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. at the Keogh Studio Theater, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, 113 W. 60th Street at 9th Avenue.
Scholars and theater experts will discuss the enormous influence of Tom Murphy on Irish and American cultural memories of immigration and of famine. The afternoon of lectures and panels will culminate in an on-stage interview with Druid Theatre founders, Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. There are no reservations.