Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:30 - 11 a.m.137 Plemmons Student Union (Grandfather Mountain Ballroom)map
“Artists like Moisés Kaufman help us see the world from new perspectives that can help us respond to our world and the big problems we face with creativity and compassion.”
Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor and Common www.visitingwriters.appstate.eduReading Program director
Appalachian State University’s 2018 Common Reading Program author, Moisés Kaufman, will appear in the spring 2019 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian. He will read from and sign copies of his play “The Laramie Project,” as well as give a public address titled “Theater in 2018 - The Vicinity of Hope” in Appalachian’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.
Kaufman is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project; a Tony- and Emmy-nominated director and playwright; and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of Arts.
Kaufman’s play “The Laramie Project,” which he co-wrote with members of the Tectonic Theater Project company, is among the most performed plays in America and is the 2018–19 selection of Appalachian’s Common Reading Program for all incoming, first-year students.
For further information, please visit www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu