Sunday, June 6, 2010

TTU To Invade Bonnaroo ... Again

A group of Tennessee Tech University instructors, current and former students plan to put the “groovy” into learning at Bonnaroo again this year. This is the fourth year TTU volunteers have operated The Academy at the massive Manchester music festival. The Academy offers festival-goers a variety of workshops that help them stretch their minds and their creativity during Bonnaroo’s run of June 10th through the 13th. The Academy is staffed and organized by TTU English instructor Andy Smith along with Mark Harry Creter, assistant professor of theater and artistic director for the Backdoor Playhouse. The TTU volunteers operate from a tent inside the festival’s Centeroo area offering free workshops in everything from theater, percussion, poetry and painting right next to sessions on heirloom gardening, eco-friendly cob construction and how to “green” your automobile.