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KERMIT FRAZIER

PROFESSOR

ENGLISH

HARVEY HALL
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Diplomas/Degrees

M.F.A., New York University School of the Arts (1977)
M.A., Syracuse University (1970)
A.B., Syracuse University (1968)

Recent Courses

African-American Drama
First Year Seminar Drama And Disease: From Oedipus Rex To Angels In America
Genre Development Drama
S/T: Contemporary Drama
Thesis Colloquium

Personal Statement

I have always been a writer who has taught. Consequently, I'm someone who feels that exploration through writing and the development of one's writing skills, on whatever level in whatever genre, are two of the keys to understanding more about oneself and the world, as well as important roads toward effective thinking and communication. Writing, like all art forms, should be challenging, exciting, and liberating.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Playwriting, television writing, contemporary drama, African American drama, the literature of AIDS

Books

Kermit Frazier (2013). Legacies. New York, NY: Broadway Play Publishing.

Kermit Frazier and John Leicht (2012). An American Journey. New York, NY: Broadway Play Publishing.

Kermit Frazier (2009). Uncorked, fiction in GREEN MOUNTAINS REVIEW. Johnson, VT: Johnson State College.

Kermit Frazier (2009). Save the Tree. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Kermit Frazier (2008). Smoldering Fires. Woodstock, IL: Dramatic Publishing.


Artistic/Creative Work

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"Firepower". Staged reading of my play, "Firepower". New Federal Theatre, New York. October 2010.

"Ghostwriter". Release of five-DVD box set of first season of the children's TV series, GHOSTWRITER. June 2010.

"Firepower". Staged reading of my play, "Firepower". The Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. May 2010.

"Firepower". Staged reading of my play, "Firepower". Theatre Row Studio, NY, NY. May 2010.

"Kernel of Sanity". World Premiere at the Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall. New Federal Theatre, NY, NY. April 2009.

"Kernel of Sanity". Staged reading of my play, "Kernel of Sanity". New Federal Theater, NY, NY. December 2007.

"Smoldering Fires". World Premiere of a play commisssioned by First Stage. First Stage Children's Theater, Milwaukee, WI. January 2006.


Refereed Articles

Kermit Frazier (2010), Drive. Callaloo, 33.2, 392-408.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Kermit Frazier (2011, February). "This Mystery of Reading": An African American Articulation of the Road to Freedom. Nassau Community College.

Kermit Frazier (2010, March). Playwriting Workshop. Olean Public Library, Olean, NY.

Kermit Frazier (2010, March). James Baldwin Lecture on Literary and Social Criticism: A Take on Black Masculinity in the Plays of August Wilson. Adelphi University.

Kermit Frazier (2008, September). Reading and Book Signing. Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY.

Kermit Frazier (2008, February). Television Writing Workshop. Olean Public Library, Olean, NY.

Kermit Frazier (2007, October). New York State Council on the Arts Facing Pages Conference. Minnowbrook Conference Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

Kermit Frazier (2007, October). Living Writers Series. State University of New York at Oswego.

Kermit Frazier (2007, September). NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications). New York Hilton.


Conference Presentations/Papers

Kermit Frazier (2011). The Way We See DC: Black Writers' Riffs on Living in the Nation's Capital. In AWP (Associated Writing Programs). Washington, DC.

Kermit Frazier (2007). A Note on Black Masculinity in August Wilson's Plays. In AWP (Associated Writing Programs). Atlanta, GA.

Kermit Frazier (2006). Playwriting's Place in Creative Writing Programs. In AWP (Associated Writing Programs). Austin, TX.


Honors and Accomplishments

International Bogliasco Fellowship for residency at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy (November 17 - December 21, 2011)
Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center
(September 2011)
Artist Residency, Yaddo (May 20 - June 21, 2010)
Artist Residency, MacDowell Colony (July 20 - August 17, 2009)
Artist Residency, Yaddo (May 21 - June 9, 2008)
Artist Residency, MacDowell Colony (June 12 - July 10, 2008)
Artist Residency, Norton Island (July 21 - August 8, 2008)
Artist Residency, Norton Island (July 2007)
Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center (July - August 2006)
Artist Residency, Millay Colony for the Arts (July 2005)
Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center (August 2004)
Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center (July - August 2002)
Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center (June - July 2001)

Professional Activities

Artist in Residence, Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Baltimore, MD, July 2006 - February 2007
Literature Panel, NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts), 2005 - 2008