Marcus Gardley DeVoy Perspectives on Theatre Series Lecture
THE BLACK DEUS
"The Black God," a free lecture with poet-playwright Marcus Gardley, will explore various themes, including: what is a black play? what makes a play black? what is the black aesthetic? and what is the soul?
Gardley's work- which often centers on African American history and allegory- challenges audiences by tackling complex social and political issues. In a 2015 interview with the NEA, Gardley affirmed that "What I intend for [the plays] to do, is cause conversation. From that conversation [I hope] people are not only inspired to see more theater, but also inspired to do things in their community, so that the work is actually causing a spark for change."
Marcus Gardley is the recipient of the 2015 Glickman Award and was a finalist for the 2015 Kennedy Prize. His plays and musicals have been performed around the country and internationally. He holds a MFA in Playwriting from the Yale Drama School.
The Matthew R. DeVoy and John H. DeVoy IV Perspectives on Theatre Series, a program made possible by a generous gift from the DeVoy family. The series will bring leading professionals and major creative forces in theatre and the performing arts to Boston College on an annual basis to share their experience and their vision with the campus community and with interested alumni and members of the greater Boston arts community.
Thursday, October 11 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Robsham Theater Arts Center, Mainstage
Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467