Harry Elam is the Robert and Ruth Halperin University Fellow
for Undergraduate Education, Professor of Drama, Director
of Graduates Studies in Drama, Director of the Institute for
Diversity in the Arts and Director of the Committee on Black
Performing Arts at Stanford University. He is author of: Taking
it to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez
and Amiri Baraka and The Past as Present in the Drama
of August Wilson, and co-editor of: African American
Performance and Theater History: A Critical Reader; Colored
Contradictions: An Anthology of Contemporary African American
Drama; The Fire This Time: African American Plays
for the New Millennium and Black Cultural Traffic:
Crossroads in Black Performance and Popular Culture.
His articles have appeared in American Drama, Modern
Drama, Theatre Journal, Text and Performance
Quarterly as well as several critical anthologies, and
he is the co-editor of Theatre Journal, and on the
editorial board of Modern Drama and Comparative
Drama. In addition to sharing with us how he writes about
the theater, Prof. Elam will be able to speak about writing
for the theater, such as playwriting and the "writing"
a director does in creating a theatrical production.
Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 7 p.m.
Stanford Writing Center, Basement of Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
back soon to see the transcript of Harry Elam's How I Write