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Road Scholars Lecture Series: Kathy Perkins

Published February 26, 2018

“No Permission Required: Black Women Playwrights Beyond the Great White Way”

Presented by:

Kathy Perkins
Professor of Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


This lecture is presented by the Florida State University Road Scholars as part of a series of talks by distinguished scholars from other institutions in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The event will take place Friday, March 2nd in the Augusta Conradi Theatre located at 123 Williams Building. There will be a reception immediately following in the courtyard.

Admission is FREE. Click here to register for this event!

Kathy Perkins is the editor of Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays before 1950, Black South African Women: An Anthology of Plays, African Women Playwrights, and Alice Childress: Selected Plays. She is co-editor of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color (ATHE 1996 Outstanding Theatre Book Award) and Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women. She is a senior editor for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance.

In 1995 Perkins co-curated ONSTAGE: A Century of African American Stage Design at New York’s Lincoln Center.  In 2016 she served as theatre consultant for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture inaugural exhibition Taking the Stage.  She  has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe as both designer and lecturer. She is the recipient of numerous research awards, including the Ford Foundation, Fulbright, United States Information Agency (USIA), New York Times Company, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Money for Women Fund, United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and various University of Illinois awards, including University Scholar. For more information about Kathy A. Perkins visit and