Theatre Professor Susan Russell Named Penn State Laureate for 2014-2015

Our very own Susan Russell has been named the 2014-2015 Penn State laureate! This marks the first time that someone from the School of Theatre has held this position, and we couldn't be more proud.

From the article:
"...Russell uses her skills as an actor, stage director, playwright, author and speaker to advocate for human rights. In 2007, soon after joining the Penn State faculty, she founded Cultural Conversations, a new works festival devoted to issues of local and global diversity. The only university festival of its kind in the United States, the weeklong event features new artworks by Penn State School of Visual Arts students, new dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty, and new plays written by local and international playwrights. The core programming of Cultural Conversations is Body Language, a storytelling and performance program that has brought middle school, high school and university students together with community members to talk about the social issues that define growing up in the 21st century...."

Read the full article here.

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