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Jody Kielbasa
Vice Provost for the Arts
Director, Virginia Film Festival

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President's Speaker Series for the Arts
The President's Speaker Series for the Arts is supported by the offices of the President and
the Provost, the Vice Provost for the Arts and the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

   

Tina Fey To Be U.Va.'s Inaugural
Presidential Speaker for the Arts on
Sept. 14

University of Virginia alumna Tina Fey — actress,
comedian, writer, producer and star of NBC's
"30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" — will return
to the University of Virginia this fall to kick off
a newspeaker series highlighting the
positive impact of arts on society.

Her appearance, set for Saturday,
Sept. 14 at 8:15 p.m., will be the
inaugural address of the President's
Speaker Series for the Arts. The event
will take place at the University's McIntire
Amphitheatre located on McCormick Road on
Central Grounds.

The lottery web form will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Only one ticket will be awarded per winning entry. Each student, faculty member or staffmember may submit a ticket entry only once. Tickets are not transferrable.

Register for a Ticket

Admission Information

The event is open to members of the University community and the general public.

Seating at McIntire Amphitheatre will include both general admission and reserved seating. General admission seating does not require a ticket and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. General admission seating will open on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.

Reserved Seating and University Ticket Lottery

A limited number of reserved seating tickets will be allocated by lottery to current U.Va. students, faculty and staff. To enter your name in the ticket lottery, members of the University community must submit their name, contact information and other details, using a lottery web entry form.

ONLY ONE TICKET WILL BE AWARDED PER WINNING ENTRY. EACH STUDENT, FACULTY MEMBER OR STAFF MEMBER MAY SUBMIT A TICKET ENTRY ONLY ONCE. TICKETS ARE NOT TRANSFERRABLE.

The lottery web form will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

NetBadge login or University ID and password required to access entry form.

Those whose names are selected will be notified by email by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Ticket Pickup

Tickets for those who have received notice of selection must be picked up at the University Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, between noon and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. A University ID will be required to pick up tickets.

Parking Information

Free parking will be available in U.Va. parking lots located along Whitehead Road near Scott Stadium. University Transit Service and the CAT Free Trolley have routes that will serve the venue. Parking also is available in the University's Central Grounds Parking Garage located on Emmet Street, under the U.Va. Bookstore. An hourly fee will apply and this facility is expected to fill.

Parking for people with disabilities is available on a first-come, first-served basis along McCormick Road and in front of Bryan Hall. A valid DMV disabled parking plate or placard is required.

Traffic is expected to be heavy due to several scheduled events. Allow extra time.

Important Inclement Weather Information

In the event of inclement weather, the address will be moved from the McIntire Amphitheatre to the Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. A decision to move the venue to Old Cabell Hall will be made by 4 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Due to the limited space in Old Cabell Hall, only those individuals with reserved seating tickets will be admitted. Doors to Old Cabell Hall will open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket and ID will be required for entry. Reserved tickets are not transferrable. Once inside the building, guests will not be allowed to exit and return for any reason.

Event Attendance Guidelines

General admission seating in the McIntire Amphitheater will open on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. Reserved seating will open on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. No pets, alcoholic beverages or cameras larger than pocket size will be allowed. All audience members must be in place by 8 p.m.

Media Coverage

Information regarding news media access and credentials will be distributed at a later date.


The President's Speaker Series for the Arts is an initiative of the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost and supported by the Vice Provost for the Arts and the Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

         
   
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