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Harry Elam
Professor of Drama

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)

Check back soon to see the transcript of Harry Elam's How I Write Conversation.