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IAH > Archives > November 2008 > Sandra Seaton to Deliver 2008 Thornbrough Lecture Sandra Seaton to Deliver 2008 Thornbrough Lecture

Playwright and librettist Sandra C. Seaton will deliver Butler University’s 2008 Thornbrough Lecture, “Unrecorded History: Dramatizing the Past,” at 4 p.m. Nov. 14, in the Ford Salon at Robertson Hall.

The event is free. No tickets are required. Call (317) 940-9230 for more information. A reception will follow the lecture.

Seaton’s play The Bridge Party won a Theodore Ward Prize for new African-American playwrights. Her text, From the Diary of Sally Hemings, was set to music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom and has been sung at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center and other venues.

Her most recent work, Sally, a solo play about the life of Sally Hemings, premiered at the New York State Writer’s Institute in Albany, NY.

Seaton’s other plays include Do You Like Philip Roth? and The Will, a play about a black family in Tennessee during Recon­struction. Her plays have been performed in Chicago, Los Angeles, and in New York. At Central Michigan University, she taught playwriting, fiction writing and African-American literature.

The lecture is sponsored by the Indiana Association of Historians and the Department of History and Anthropology at Butler University.

November 14th, 2008 | Category: Lectures |