Luminary playwright takes stage in Frostic Reading Series

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A nationally known playwright, whose work has been staged across the United States, will be the next reader in the fall 2017 Gwen Frostic Reading Series.

Reginald Edmund, managing curating producer of Black Lives, Black Words International Project and resident playwright of Chicago Dramatists, will read from his works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in 157-159 Bernhard Center. The reading is free and open to the public.


Edmund earned his bachelor's degree in theatre performance from Texas Southern University and his master's in playwriting at Ohio University.

Edmund's plays, "Southbridge," "Juneteenth Street," "Daughters of the Moon" and "The Redemption of Allah Black," are all part of his series "The City of the Bayou Collection." The works were developed at well-known theatres around the nation, including The Ensemble Theatre of Houston, Silver House Theatre, Penumbra Theatre Company, the Playwrights' Center, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Moving Arts and Karamu House, among others.

Frostic Reading Series

The Frostic Reading Series presents acclaimed creative writers from across the nation and beyond. Every year, a diverse range of readings that encompasses poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama attract both campus and off-campus audiences.

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