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Passion for the Arts at the McKnight Center

Following an extensive national search, on March 3, 2017, Oklahoma State University announced Mark Blakeman has been selected as the inaugural Marilynn and Carl Thoma Executive Director of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at OSU. The McKnight Center is expected to open in October 2019. At 93,000 square feet, it will be Read more....

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Sparking Creativity at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

In addition to their philanthropic work through the Thoma Foundation, the Thomas also support cultural organizations like Chicago Shakespeare Theater. On March 2, 2016, Chicago Shakespeare announced the endowment the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Chair and the creation of The Yard, an innovative performance venue connected to Chicago Shakespeare’s existing facility.

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