Dr. Baron Kelly to present “Global Citizen” lecture

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg presents “Becoming a Global Citizen: Motivation, Benefits and Responsibilities” by Dr. Baron Kelly. The event takes place Monday, Sept. 26 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the college theatre and by live video stream to the Jackson County Center in Ripley. It is free and open to the public

The college’s Social Justice Committee, the Office for Global Initiatives, and the Humanities Speakers Series are co-hosting this event.

Dr. Baron Kelly has the distinction of being a Fulbright Scholar and an internationally recognized theatre critic, historian, practitioner, and scholar. He has traveled extensively as a cultural specialist for the United States Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, teaching and lecturing on drama in Europe (including Scandinavia), Asia, Africa, and Russia. In addition, his performance credits include Broadway, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, and the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. He has performed numerous classical and contemporary roles for over 30 of America’s regional theatres.

Kelly has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research. He serves on the Board of the Comparative Drama Conference and has been a member of the Theatre Advisory Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. He is currently the Director of the African American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville.

Questions about this event may be directed to Debbie Richards at 304.424.8201 or Dr. Nancy Nanney at 304.424.8361.


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