Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
FREE; open to Princeton campus community
The Lewis Center’s Program in Theater invites Princeton students, faculty and staff to a conversation, led by student theater groups, with some of the leaders of national conversations in the professional theater around issues of racial representation onstage and off in season choices and casting.
The session will be hosted by students Victoria Davidjohn, Abby Jean-Baptiste, Nathan Phan, Richard Peng, Daniel Krane, Chamari White-Mink and Ugonna Nwabueze. The professional panelists will be Peter Kim (actor, and associate producer of NAATCO – National Asian American Theater Company); Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. ’09 (chair of the League of Resident Theaters Equity Diversity and Inclusion initiative, Board of Directors for LORT, assistant dean for the Yale School of Drama, general manager of Yale Rep Theater, Princeton alum); Princeton faculty member Brian Herrera (scholar whose work focuses on the history of gender, sexuality and race in US performance, and author of Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in 20th century Popular Performance); Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director of Special Projects at the Public Theater in NYC; Brandon Dirden, freelance actor and director for theater, TV and film and Laurie Woolery, Director of Public Works at the Public Theater in NYC. The afternoon is made possible by funding from the Office of the Vice-President for Campus Life, Dean Rochelle Calhoun, and the Program in Theater of the Lewis Center for the Arts.