Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series Presents Kaja Dunn
The College of the Arts is proud to continue the acclaimed Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series with virtual presentations this spring dedicated to the College's commitment to celebrating diversity within the Arts.
The next guest speaker of this year's series is actor, director, educator, and activist Kaja Dunn.
Dunn will give a presentation and take questions on Tuesday, January 26 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Admission to the event is FREE, however reservations are required.
To RSVP to attend, please visit the link below:
About Kaja Dunn
Kaja Dunn is an assistant professor and the Head of Acting at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte Department of Theatre and affiliate faculty for Theatrical Intimacy Education, and she is an actor, director, and activist. She has performed nationally and internationally in over 40 productions.
She has presented on issues of Equity and Diversity for Actor’s Equity Association, The Women’s Theatre Festival, Blumenthal Performing Arts, MICHA, North Carolina Theatre Association (Keynote Panelist), Children’s Theatre Charlotte, Anti-Racism and Decolonization at University of London Goldsmiths, SETC and SETC Theatre Symposium, KCATF and The Association of Theatre in Higher Education, among other places. She is on the Executive Board of the Black Theatre Network . She teaches workshops and consults for universities and private corporations. She has published in the US and has two co-authored publications coming out in the UK one for a new Arden Research Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance on Decolonizing Shakespeare in performance and another for the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training’s Special “Against the Canon”, Training Theatre Students of Color in the USA.
About the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series
Since 2001, the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series has presented guest artists respected in the field of theatre, dance, visual arts, music and architecture including such noted artists as Tony award-winners Stephen Schwartz, the composer of "Wicked," "Into the Woods" and more; "Next to Normal" actress Alice Ripley; the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet; postmodern minimalist artist Richard Tuttle; artists and fashion designers Ruben and Isabel Toledo; the internationally acclaimed dance company, Ballet Florida; and actor, dancer and arts advocate Ben Vereen and the Limon Dance Group, just to name a few.
The Schroth series was established by Cecile Draime and her late husband, Max, of Warren, Ohio, to honor their dear friend Thomas Schroth (1922-1997). A noted regional architect, Schroth designed the Butler Institute of Art’s Trumbull museum in Howland, as well as numerous other award-winning projects. Thomas Schroth spent his life in Niles, Ohio, as a prominent architect and inveterate collaborator in the artistic life of the Mahoning Valley and Northeast Ohio. A world traveler, he saw human creativity as a window framing human experience. The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series brings diverse views through that window to the Kent campus and community.
The events are always free and open to the public.