Award-Winning Playwright Dael Orlandersmith to Perform Free Reading
Actress, poet and playwright Dael Orlandersmith will give a reading from her new play, Until the Flood, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Global Campus Theatre, in the Continuing Education Building at 2 East Center Street. Doors will open at 7 p.m. to begin seating.
A renown performer and writer, Orlandersmith won an Obie award in 1995 for Beauty's Daughter. Her 2002 play, Yellowman, was also a finalist for both the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the Pulitzer prize in Drama, and she received the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2003.
Until the Flood, which was commissioned by the Repertory Theatre in St. Louis, explores the social unrest in Ferguson, MO. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session, led by John Walch, head of the Program in Playwriting MFA, and Constance Bailey, assistant professor in the Department of English and African and African American Studies.
The U of A will bring home a national award again this year from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and eight U of A staff members will showcase their expertise in presentations.
The Movement student showcase will be performed in the Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, with shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Get tickets now.
Mostafa Mahmoudi, a doctoral student in chemistry, placed first; Christina Barnes, a doctoral student psychology, placed second; and Kindler Norman, a doctoral student in physics, won the People Choice Award.
Lindsey Aloia, associate dean for international education and associate professor of communication, has been awarded the 2023 Gerald R. Miller Book Award from The National Communication Association.
Applications for spring 2024 scholarships may be submitted via the application link on the Staff Senate Scholarships website. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. this Friday.