Herman Daniel Farrell III

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 HERMAN DANIEL FARRELL III

Chellgren Endowed Professor

Associate Professor of Playwriting

University of Kentucky

Department of Theatre & Dance

 

EDUCATION

 

1994     Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting, School of the Arts, Columbia University

 

1989     Juris Doctor, School of Law, New York University

 

1983     Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Drama, Vassar College

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

 

1988     Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Playwriting Class (Instructor, Willie Reale)

 

1987     Ensemble Studio Theater, Playwriting Class

 

1980     American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Summer School

 

TEACHING

 

             2015-2018             Chellgren Endowed Professor


            2011 -- Present       Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

 

                                    Playwriting II

                                    Staging History

                                    World Theatre IV

                                    World Theatre III

                                    Seminar: Contemporary American Playwrights

                                     Seminar: Eugene O'Neill

 

2006 – 2011       Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

 

Playwriting I (4)

Playwriting II (3)

Independent Study in Playwriting (11)

World Theatre IV (3)

World Theatre III (4)

World Theatre II (3)

Staging History (3)

Black Theatre Workshop (2)

Theatre History II (1)

Theatre History I (1)

Summer Study Abroad: Paris (4)

Theatre Seminar: Eugene O’Neill (2)

 

ADJUNCT

 

            2004-2006          Instructor, University of Kentucky

 

Playwriting (2)

Theatre History II (3)

Theatre History I (2)

Theatre Seminar: 20th Century Plays (1)

Topics in American Theatre: August Wilson (1)

Script Analysis (1)

Introduction to Theatre (1)

 

Fall 2005           Visiting Assistant Professor, Centre College

 

                        Playwriting

 

Spring 2002       Instructor, University of Kentucky

 

                        Theatre History II

 

HONORARIA

 

Fall 2003           Humana Visiting Artist, Centre College

 

                        Performance of play The Beloved Community (playwright) by Centre College

                        Theatre Department, directed by Professor Anthony Haigh

 

GUEST LECTURER

 

Fall 2010           University of Kentucky, “O’Neill in the 1930s” at UK Theatre 100 Years

                          Celebration

 

Fall 2003           Spalding University, “Research for the HBO Film Boycott” in M.F.A. Screenwriting class

 

Fall 2002           St. Lawrence University, “Postmodern Topics” in Postmodern Theatre class

 

Fall 2002           St. Lawrence University, “The Playwright’s Process” in Playwriting class

 

Fall 2001           University of Kentucky, “Contemporary Issues in American Theatre” in graduate level Seminar: Postmodern Theatre

 

Spring 2000       University of Kentucky, “Issues in Contemporary African American Theatre” in Seminar: Black Theater

 

Fall 1999           University of Kentucky, “The Playwright’s Process” in Theater History class

 

Spring 1999       University of Kentucky, “Issues in Contemporary African American Theater” in Theater History class

 

Spring 1997       New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, “The Making of Bedfellows” in Contemporary American Playwrights class

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Spring 2000       Instructor, Mecca, Lexington, Kentucky, “The Fundamentals of Playwriting”

 

Spring 2000       Instructor, Mecca, Lexington, Kentucky, “The Fundamentals of Screenwriting”

 

Spring 1999       Instructor, The Carnegie Center for Learning, Lexington, Kentucky, “Plays, Playwrights and Playwriting”

 

ADVISING

 

            MASTER’S THESIS/COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION COMMITTEES

 

            2011-12             Thesis Committee Chair for Bill McCann, M.A. in Theatre (candidate)

 

            2011-12             Thesis Committee Chair for Erin Chandler, M.A. in Theatre (candidate)

 

            2011-12             Thesis Committee Chair for Heather Branham, M.A. in Theatre (candidate)

 

            2010                 Thesis Committee Member for Scott Nyitray, M.A. in Theatre

 

            2010                 Comprehensive Exam Committee Member for Angela Williams, M.A. in Theatre

 

            2010                 Comprehensive Exam Committee Member for Catherine From, M.A. in Theatre

                                    (candidate)

 

            2009                 Comprehensive Exam Committee Member for Rebecca Wright, M.A. in Theatre

 

            2007                 Comprehensive Exam Committee Member for Michael Sheron, M.A. in Theatre

 

            HONORS/GAINES FELLOWS/SENIOR PROJECT COMMITTEES

 

            2011                 Honors Thesis Committee Chair for Max Reid, B.A.

 

           2008                 The Gaines Center Fellowship in the Humanities, Thesis Committee Chair for Dan Bernitt, B.A

 

           2007                 The Gaines Center Fellowship in the Humanities, Thesis Committee Member for Nathan Wagner, B.A.

 

            2006                 Senior Project Advisor for Brent Lengel, B.A.

 

            2006                 Senior Project Juror for Kyle Weishaar, B.A.

 

            2006-2013          Advisor to approximately 6-10 undergraduate students each year

 

            2006-2013          Advisor to approximately 4-10 undergraduate and graduate playwrights each year

 

RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITY

 

            HONORS/AWARDS

 

            2002                 The Peabody Award, HBO Films Boycott, Co-Writer

 

            2002                 NAACP Image Award for Best Made for TV Movie, Boycott, Co-Writer

 

            2002                 Excellence in Playwriting Award, New York International Fringe Festival, Portrait of a President, Playwright

 

           1995-2002          Member Playwright of New Dramatists

 

             2002                 Joe Calloway Award, New Dramatists

 

             2001                 World Premiere of HBO Films Boycott, Co-Writer at The Carter Center at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, attended by cast, crew and                                            Yolanda  King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

             2001                 West Coast Premiere of HBO Films Boycott, Co-Writer, at Paramount Studios. Los Angeles, California, attended by cast and crew.

 

             2001                 Humanitas Prize Finalist, HBO Films Boycott, Co-Writer

 

2001                 People Magazine Top 5 Made for Television/Cable Movies, HBO Films Boycott, Co-Writer

 

2001                 Entertainment Weekly Top 5 Made for Television/Cable Movies, HBO Films Boycott, Co-Writer

 

1999                 Memorial Day, Playwright, selected as one of ten plays (out of an applicant pool of 900) for The 35th National Playwrights Conference at Eugene   O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut. Lloyd Richards, Artistic Director

 

1998                 NEA Grant Recipient for To Mandela, Playwright, for workshop production at The Working Theatre in New York City

 

1996                 NEA Grant Recipient for There, Playwright, for workshop production at Primary Stages, an Off Broadway theatre company, in New York City

 

1996                 5 Drama-Logue Awards for Bedfellows, Playwright, Echo Theatre Company production in Los Angeles, California

 

1996                 MacDowell Colony Fellow, Summer Residency

 

1995                 The First Eric Kocher Award for There, Playwright, The 31st National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut.

 

1995                 There, Playwright, selected as one of ten plays (out of an applicant pool of 1000) for The 31st National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut. Lloyd Richards, Artistic Director

 

1994                 Brodkin Scholarship Award for Bedfellows, Playwright, The 30th National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut

 

1994                 Bedfellows, Playwright, selected as one of ten plays (out of an applicant pool of 1000) for The 30th National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut. Lloyd Richards, Artistic Director

 

1983                 Departmental Honors in Drama, Vassar College

 

1983                 Leadership Award, Student African-American Society, Vassar College

 

1983                 Director of Drama Department Main Stage Production of Dynamo by Eugene O’Neill in the Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College


 

PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS

 

Screenplays

 

2001                 Boycott, Co-Writer                      HBO Films, directed by Clark Johnson,  featuring Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard

                                                                             and Carmen Ejogo

 

Plays

 

2011                 civilian, Playwright/Director          The Bleecker Theatre (Off Broadway) 2011

                                                                              New York International Fringe Festival

                                                                               (Equity Showcase Production)

 

2004                 ROME, Playwright/Director           440 Studios (Off Off Broadway) 2004 New

                                                                               York International Fringe Festival (Equity

                                                                               Showcase Production, featuring John

                                                                               Daggett and Joe Urla)

 

2002                 Portrait of a President                  Theatre for the New City (Off Off

                         Playwright                                     Broadway) 2002 New York International

                                                                               Fringe Festival (Equity Showcase

                                                                               Production, featuring Arthur French, John

                                                                               Daggett and Leslie Lyles)

 

1998                 Solo Goya, Playwright                  Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab

                                                                              at HERE (Off Off Broadway, curated  by

                                                                              Anne Cattaneo, featuring Chandler Vinton

                                                                              and Thomas Schall)

                                   

1997                 Bedfellows, Playwright                 The Flea (Off Broadway) Jim Simpson, director

                                                                              (featuring Reed Birney, Gerry Bamman, Bryan Clark, Peter Jay Fernandez,

                                                                              Leslie Lyles and Saundra Santiago)                     

 

 1996                 Kurt Cobain in Hell                      Ten Minute Play Festival at Primary Stages

                                    Playwright                          (Off Broadway) in New York City

 

1996                 Bedfellows, Playwright                 The Echo Theatre Company at The Skylight

                                                                              Theatre in Los Angeles, California

                                                                              (Directed by Chris Fields, featuring Richard Gant, Brent

                                                                              Jennings, Andy Milder, Alexandra Powers,

                                                                              Victor Raider-Wexler)

 

1995                 Precipice, Playwright/Director       The Empty Space Theater in New York City

 

1994                 Solo Goya                                      The Empty Space Theater in New York City

                                    Playwright/Director

 

1994                 AlloverPollockOverall                     The Empty Space Theater in New York City

                                    Playwright/Director

 

1984                 Dreams of the Son: A Life of         The West End Theatre in New York City

                           Eugene O’Neill, Playwright

 

1982                 Bar & Ger, Director                        The Raft Theater, in New York City

 

1981                 Base Metal, Actor                          Intrepid Theater Company at University of

                                                                               the Streets Theater in New York City

 

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS

 

2012                 Assento, Playwright                     The American Slavery Project, "Unheard

                                                                              Voices" writers collective workshop

                                                                              performance at Malcolm X & Betty Shabazz

                                                                              Cultural Center in Harlem, New York

 

2002                 Reconstruction, Playwright           The Working Theater, New York

 

1999                 Memorial Day, Playwright             Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

                                                                               1999 National Playwrights Conference

                                                                               (Amy Saltz, director, Max Wilk, dramaturg,  featuring Phyllis Somerville)

 

1998                 To Mandela, Playwright               The Working Theater at New Dramatists

                                                                             (NEA Grant, Marion McClinton, director,

                                                                             featuring David Straithairn)

 

1998                 There, Playwright                        The Crossroads Theater Company

                                                                                    Genesis Festival of New Plays

 

1996                 There, Playwright                        Primary Stages (NEA Grant)

 

1995                 There, Playwright                        Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

                                                                                    1995 National Playwrights Conference

                                                                                    1st Eric Kocher Playwriting Award Winner

                                                                                    (Bill Partlan,  director, Ernie Schier, dramaturg, featuring Alessandro Nivola)

                                               

1994                 Bedfellows, Playwright                 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

                                                                                    1994 National Playwrights Conference

                                                                                    Brodkin Scholarship Award Winner

                                                                                    Bill Partlan, director, Max Wilk, dramaturg, featuring James McDaniel, Leslie Lyles, Kevin Geer, Mason Adams

 
PROFESSIONAL READINGS

2014                Cousins Table, Playwright                  New Dramatists Alumni Reading (John Steber, director,

                                                                                    featuring Peter Jay Fernandez and Lynn Cohen)


2013                universitas, Playwright                        New Dramatists Alumni Reading (Amy Saltz, director, 

                                                                                     featuring James McDaniel and Kevin Geer)


2011                 Jump, Playwright                               New Dramatists Alumni Reading at

                                                                                    Playwrights Horizons (John Steber, director,

                                                                                    featuring June Ballinger, Maggie Bofill,

                                                                                    Peter Jay Fernandez, Novella Nelson and

                                                                                    Ed Vassallo)

 

2010                 General George Washington           New Dramatists Alumni Reading

                               Part II, Playwright                      (Nancy Jones, director, featuring John Daggett, Ken Marks, Akili Prince)

 

2010                 General George Washington         Morris-Jumel Mansion

                                    Part III, Playwright                (Nancy Jones, director, featuring John Daggett and Ken Marks)

 

2007                 casus belli, Playwright                     New Dramatists Alumni Reading

                                                                                  (featuring Joe Urla and David Margulies)

 

2006                 Adverse Possession, Playwright     New Dramatists Alumni Reading

                                                                                 (featuring Bill Camp)

 

2004                 Rome, Playwright                           New Dramatists Alumni Reading

                                                                                (featuring Joe Urla)

 

 

2001                 Justice, Playwright                          New Dramatists Member Reading

                                                                                 (Seret Scott, director)

 

2001                 Portrait of a President                 New Dramatists Member Reading

                            Playwright                                     (featuring Arthur French and Leslie Lyles)

                                   

2000                 Reconstruction, Playwright           The Working Theater

 

2000                 Reconstruction, Playwright           New Dramatists Member Reading

 

1999                 The End of Jazz, Playwright          New Dramatists Member Reading

                                                                                    (featuring Corey Stoll)

 

1999                 Mother’s Day, Playwright             New Dramatists Member Reading

 

1997                 To Mandela, Playwright               New Dramatists Member Reading

 

1996                 Running Tab, Playwright              The Working Theater at American Place

                                                                               Theater (featuring Lisa Gay Hamilton)

 

1996                 Running Tab, Playwright              The MacDowell Colony

 

1996                 Kurt Cobain in Hell                    The MacDowell Colony

                                Playwright

 

1995                 Bedfellows, Playwright                 New Dramatists Member Reading

                                                                               (Jim Simpson, director, featuring

                                                                               Howard Rollins, Jr., David Margulies,

                                                                               Kevin Geer, Alice Haining Tommy Hollis)

 

1993                 There, Playwright                        Manhattan Theater Club, First Stages

                                                                                    Reading Series (featuring Debra Messing)

 

UNIVERSITY PRODUCTIONS

 

              2010                 Bringing It Home, Director/           Buell Armory, University of Kentucky &

                                         Head Writer/Dramaturg             O’Donnell Auditorium, Eastern Kentucky

                                                                                            University

 

            2010                 Bringing It Home, Director/           Buell Armory, University of Kentucky

                                    Head Writer/Dramaturg

 

            2008                 A Soldier’s Play, Director             Guignol Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

            2006                 A Raisin in the Sun, Director         Guignol Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

            2006                 Summertime, Director                   Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the

                                                                                            Arts, Centre College

 

            2003                 The Beloved Community               Weisiger Theatre, Norton Center for the

                                    Playwright                                       Arts, Centre College

 

            1999                 Desegregation, Playwright            Briggs Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

            1992                 Union, Playwright                       Lehman College Center for the Performing

                                                                                         Arts, Lehman College, City University of

                                                                                          New York

 

            1991                 Succeed, Playwright/Director         The Horace Mann Theatre, Columbia

                                                                                            University

 

            1983                 Dynamo, Director                        The Powerhouse Theatre, Vassar College

 

COMMISSIONED WORK

 

Screenplays

 

1998-2000          Boycott, adaptation of the book Daybreak of Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott by Stewart Burns for HBO Films

 

1998                 Running Tab for Goat Cay Productions (Sigourney Weaver’s production company) & Fox Searchlight Films

 

1998                 Collision for Stone Ridge Entertainment

 

Plays

 

2003                 The Beloved Community for Centre College

 

2002                 Reconstruction for The Working Theater

 

1999                 Desegregation for University of Kentucky

 

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

 

Publication

 

2012                 “The Ancient Mariner and O’Neill’s Intertextual Epiphany” published in Intertextuality in American Drama: Critical Essays on Eugene O'Neill,                              Susan Glaspell, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller and Other Playwrights, edited by Brenda Murphy and Drew Eisenhauer, McFarland Publishing Company

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

 

2011                 “My Life as a Playwright” in The Dramatist, publication of The Dramatists

                        Guild of America, September/October issue

 

2002                 “With Liberty and Themis for All” in the collection of essays entitled: “The

                        View from Here: 11 Artists Talk about the Challenge of Putting 9/11 on Stage”

                        in American Theatre, September issue

                       

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/PANELS/WORKSHOPS

 

International

 

2011                 The Eugene O’Neill Society’s 8th International Conference, Greenwich Village, New York, “The War Creeps Into MacDougal Street”

 

2010                 The Eugene O’Neill Society panel at the American Literature Association’s 21st Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, “The Ancient     Mariner: O’Neill’s Intertextual Epiphany”

 

2008                 The Eugene O’Neill Society’s 7th International Conference, Tao House, Danville, California, “Catholic Boyhood: O’Neill’s Brief Respite From a Tragic Sense of Life”

 

2005                 The Eugene O’Neill Society’s 6th International Conference, Provincetown, Massachusetts, “O’Neill’s Exorcism: Confronting Suicide at Peaked Hill Bar”

 

National

 

2011                 Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University, panel discussion with

                        Doug Boyd, Director of Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky,

                        Tony Dotson, Director of Veterans Resource Center, University of Kentucky,

                        Tyler Gayheart, Lead Interviewer in Combat2Kentucky Oral History Project

                        regarding oral history interviews and civilian, the documentary drama

 

2011                 Participant, Cornerstone Theatre Company Community-Based Theatre Workshop at New Dramatists

 

2011                 Mid-America Theatre Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pedagogy Symposium, “Bringing it Home: Voices of Student Veterans: A Case Study of Collaboration in the Devising of a Documentary Drama” (Part I: Emphasis on Pedagogy)

 

2011                 Mid-America Theatre Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Acting/Directing Symposium, “Bringing it Home: Voices of Student Veterans: A Case Study of Collaboration in the Devising of a Documentary Drama” (Part II: Emphasis on Directing)

 

2008                 August Wilson Conference, University of Kentucky, Director/Dramaturg, Studying Wilson

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

 

2011                 Special Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, University of Kentucky, for continuing research on George Washington cycle of plays

 

2011                 Department of Theatre Travel Grant, University of Kentucky, for travel to Dramatists Guild Conference (as Dramatists Guild Kentucky Regional Representative) at George Mason University

 

2011                 Department of Theatre Travel Grant, University of Kentucky, for travel to Cornerstone Theatre Intensive Workshop at New Dramatists in New York

 

2011                 College of Fine Arts Travel Grant, University of Kentucky, for travel to Mid America Theatre Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota and to New Dramatists and The Eugene O’Neill Society’s 8th International Conference in New York

 

2010                 College of Fine Arts Travel Grant, The University of Kentucky, for travel to The Eugene O’Neill Society panel at the American Literature Association’s 21st Annual Conference in San Francisco, California

 

2009                 General Education Curriculum Reform Pilot Course Stipend, University of

                        Kentucky to develop pilot course: Staging History

 

2008                 College of Fine Arts Travel Grant, University of Kentucky for travel to The Eugene O’Neill Society’s 7th International Conference at Tao House in Danville, California and Valley Forge National Historic Site

 

2007                 College of Fine Arts Travel Grant, University of Kentucky, for travel to Mid America Theatre Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota and New Dramatists in New York

 

2007                 Regular Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, University of Kentucky, for continuing research on George Washington cycle of plays

 

1998                 National Endowment for the Arts Grant to The Working Theater in New York to develop the play To Mandela in a professional workshop production

 

1996                 National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Primary Stage in New York             to develop the play There in a professional workshop production

           

SERVICE

 

            PROFESSIONAL

 

            National

 

            2011- Present      Kentucky Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America

 

2011                 Regional Representative Meeting at Playwrights In Mind: A National Conversation, The First Dramatists Guild of America Conference at George Mason University

 

            2011                 First Round Judge, Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference Playwriting Contest

 

            2010                 Play Selection Committee, Midway Ten Minute Play Festival

 

2009                 Dramaturg, Playwriting Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Chicago, Illinois

 

2007-2008          Member, Admissions Committee, New Dramatists

 

2007                 Respondent, The Amen Corner, Berea College, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

 

2007                 Dramaturg, Playwriting Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

2003                 Member, Ad Hoc Effort to Restore Open Submissions at the National Playwrights Conference (with Christopher Durang)

 

2001-2002          Member, Admissions Committee, New Dramatists

 

1995-2002          Member, Executive Committee, New Dramatists

 

2000                 Panelist, “You Can Make A Life” (with Horton Foote, David Lindsay-Abaire and Dominic Taylor) New Dramatists

 

2000                 Panelist, Playwrights and Critics Discussion, New Dramatists

 

1999                 Panelist, Playwrights and Dramaturgs Discussion, New Dramatists and LMDA

 

1997 – 1999       Member, Board of Directors, New Dramatists

 

1996                 Member, Ad Hoc Committee on “Authorial Autonomy for Playwrights” (with Doug Wright and Wendy Hammond), New Dramatists

 

1996                 Member, Play Selection Committee, Australian National Playwrights Conference Exchange Program, New Dramatists,

 

1995                 Member, Play Selection Committee, Royal Court/National Theatre Exchange Program, New Dramatists

 

            Regional/Community

 

            2009                 Adjudicator, Kentucky Theatre Association New Play Contest

 

2009                 Director/Dramaturg, Staged Reading of Midway Centennial Pageant of 1933, for Living History Day, Thoroughbred Theatre, Midway, Kentucky

 

2009                 Director/Dramaturg, Staged Reading of Midway Centennial Pageant of 1933, Thoroughbred Theatre, Midway, Kentucky

 

2009 – 2010       Member, Living History Committee, Midway, Kentucky

 

2006                 Member, Heritage Festival Playwriting Contest Committee, Danville,

                        Kentucky

 

2002 – 2005       Member, Versailles/Midway/Woodford County Human Rights Commission

 

            ACADEMIC

 

            University

 

            2012 -- 2013       Member, Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Multidisciplinary Research Centers

 

            2010 – Present    Faculty Senator, University Senate, University of Kentucky

 

            2011 - Present     Chair, Senate Academic Organization and Structure Committee, University

                                    Senate, University of Kentucky

 

            2010 – 2011       Member, Senate Academic Organization and Structure Committee, University

                                    Senate, University of Kentucky

 

2010 – 2011       Member, Vetting Teams in Arts & Creativity and Humanities, General Education Curriculum Reform, University of Kentucky

 

            College

 

            2009 – 2010       Member, Curriculum Committee, College of Fine Arts, University of Kentucky

 

            2006 – 2010       Member, College Advisory Committee, College of Fine Arts, University of

                                    Kentucky

 

2009                 Advisor, Spectral Analysis @ Open Studio, Department of Art, University

                        of Kentucky

 

2008                 Dramaturg, O’Neill Project @ Open Studio, Department of Art, University of

                        Kentucky

 

            Department

 

            2011                 Member, Curriculum Committee, Department of Theatre, University of

                                    Kentucky

 

            2011                 Chair, Theatre History Sub-Committee of Curriculum Committee,

                                    Department of Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

2010                 Freshman Scholarship Committee, Department of Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

2009-2010          Chair, James Rodgers Playwriting Committee, Department of Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

2007-2008          Chair, James Rodgers Playwriting Committee, Department of Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

2008                 Dramaturg, One Act Play Festival, Department of Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

2007                 Dramaturg, One Act Play Festival, Department of Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

2007                 Coordinator, submissions from University of Kentucky playwrights to New Plays on Campus Program of The Playwrights Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

2006 – 2008       Director, Studio Season, Department of Theatre, University of Kentucky

 

FEATURED SPEAKER

 

2011                 General Education Curriculum Celebration, University of Kentucky, “The GenEd Arts & Creativity Course Staging History and The Documentary Drama: Bringing It Home

 

2010                 First Lecture Series, College of Fine Arts, University of Kentucky, “Drama and The Color of Water

 

2008                 Donovan Scholars Lecture Series, University of Kentucky, “A Brief Survey of African American Theatre”

 

2005                 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, University of Louisville, Keynote Address: “Dr. King’s Legacy”

 

            2002                 St. Lawrence University, “The Making of Boycott

 

2002                 Beyond Black and White: Color, Culture and the Arts Symposium, University of Kentucky, “Mixed-Race Issues in the Law and Arts”

 

INTERNSHIPS

 

1993                 Negro Ensemble Company

 

1992                 Manhattan Theater Club

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Dramatists Guild of America, Kentucky Regional Representative (2011-14) & Member

 

Writers Guild of America East (inactive status)

 

The Eugene O’Neill Society Member

 

New Dramatists Alumni (2002 – Present)

 

New Dramatists Member (1995 – 2002)

 

New York State Bar Member

 

Eagle Scout