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Kevin Spacey Is Opening a Traveling Middle East Theater Company

Announced yesterday, via a press conference held in Dubai: the Middle East Theater Academy, a Kevin Spacey Foundation project to bolster the arts in the region. The academy, according to the Times, will "travel across the region to provide instruction in all aspects of theater and offer a path for Middle Eastern works to travel to Broadway and other international sites." Considering current headlines, the timing of the announcement is a tad bit comical. But if Kevin Spacey and theater end up incidentally quelling unrest in the Middle East, forget we ever said anything. [NYT]