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Actress Lynn Redgrave will return to Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, Wis., next year to work with a new class of the country's top regional theatre actors in the second year of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program there.

"I am honored to return to Ten Chimneys in 2010," Redgrave said.  "What Ten Chimneys Foundation is accomplishing with this program is just wonderful.  This kind of opportunity simply hasn't existed before, anywhere.  And it's so important; it's so meaningful.  I am proud and excited to be a part of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.”

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, widely considered the greatest acting team in the history of American theatre, came to the Ten Chimneys estate every summer to relax and rejuvenate.  A national historic landmark, it is now a resource for theatre, arts, and arts education.

For the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, Ten Chimneys selects and invites 10 of the most-prestigious and -accomplished regional theatres in the country to serve as Partner Theatres.  Each Partner Theatre nominates "master actors" to be considered for recognition as Lunt-Fontanne Fellows.

Video highlights of Redgrave and 2009's inaugural Lunt-Fontanne Fellows are available online.  They include the Fellows' reflections on their experiences and excerpts from the Concluding Presentation, when Redgrave and the Fellows treated a live audience to a behind-the-scenes look at the master-class process.

The Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program is supported by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.  Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports Ten Chimneys, as well.
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