Great Books, Great Conversations: First Acts with Professor Emeritus Kermit Frazier
Kermit Frazier, professor emeritus of English at Adelphi, is a writer, playwright and television writer known for his work that often tackles difficult issues.
In his new memoir, First Acts: A Black Playwright Comes of Age, Frazier tells his story of growing up in Washington DC during the civil rights movement while straddling two middle-class worlds, Black and white, and his inner struggles with stereotypes, identity, mild dyslexia and coming to terms with his sexuality.
The event will be hosted by Jacqueline Jones LaMon, JD, MFA, professor, writer, and vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and moderated by avid reader, Sybile Val ’99, MD.
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About Kermit Frazier
Kermit Frazier has been a writer, playwright, and television writer as well as a teacher of writing, literature, and theater for nearly forty years. His plays have been produced in New York and around the country. Frazier’s plays include Kernel of Sanity, Little Rock, Legacies, An American Journey, Dinah Washington Is Dead, Class Reunion, Outside the Radio, and Smoldering Fires. He has written for multiple television series in various genres, including being a head writer for the popular children’s series, Ghostwriter.
In June, 2020, his career as a playwright was featured in a New York Times arts section article about his very first play, Kernel of Sanity, appearing online in Paul Vogel’s Bard at the Gate series of presentations of “overlooked plays.”