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Name: Mr. Gregory Carr
Position: Instructor
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: CarrG@hssu.edu
Phone: (314) 340-3667
Office: 208 HGAB
   
Degrees Held:
Master of Fine Arts
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Theatre

 

Bio:

BFA Theatre Tarkio College (1987)

MFA Theatre University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1990)

   
Courses:

Introductory Public Speaking

Persuasive Speaking

Theatre Appreciation

English Composition I    

English Composition II                                      

Introduction to Philosophy

Mythology

Major British Writers

Playwriting

   
Publications: Sacred Conflicts: Plays from the Religious Arts Festival. Catholic University of America.  CUA Drama, 2004. 

"Top Brass: Theatricality, Themes and Theology in James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones," Theatre Symposium 21: Ritual, Religion, and Theatre. University of Alabama Press, 2013.

  

   
Presentations:

Truth or Consequences: Navigating Social Networking Websites

Speech 101: Overcoming Speech Anxiety

Conversations With a King. A one-man show featuring the life and works of Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Three Fridays in August: Examining the Dynamic of Black Male Bonding Relationships at Play in August Wilson’s Fences," National Association of African American Studies, Baton Rouge, LA (2009).

"The Cycle of Memory: The Effects of Post-Traumatic Slavert Syndrome on the Characters of The Piano Lesson," Harris-Stowe State University (2010).ory

"Forged of Fire and Iron: Conceptualizing Afrofuturism in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone." (2011)

"From Bolas to Borges: The Influence of Jorge Luis Borges on August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Harris-Stowe State University Hispanic Heritage Month. (2012)

"Top Brass: Theatricality, Themes and Theology in James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones,"SETC Theatre Symposium, Wilmington, NC (2012).

"Fences: Building Commercial Success One Plank at a Time,"SETC Theatre Symposium, Decatur, GA (2013).

 "Crowning the Queen of Happiness: Examining the Theatrical Pedigree of Child Prodigy Florence Mills." SETC Theatre Symposium, Decatur, GA (2014).

"An Echo of the Past: Discovering the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantry," St. Louis African-American Genealogical Society, Missouri History Museum (2014).

"Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Exploring the Performativity of the African Grove Theatre as a Revolutionary Theatrical Public Space." SETC Theatre Symposium, Decatur, GA (2015).



   
Certifications:

Certified Stage Combatant

Black Theatre Network

African-American Playwrights Exchange

National Black Theatre Festival

Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Theatre Festival (2009 & 2010)

   
Awards:

Catholic University of America National Religious One-Act Play winner, Sandtown. (2004)

R. Joyce Whitley ArenaFest for New Plays: Johnnie Taylor is Gone and A Colored Funeral. (2005 and 2007)

Shaw Park Neighborhood Block Grant Recipient for Community Service (2005).

Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP 19th Annual Theatre Festival: The Pen is Mightier (2009).

Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP 19th Annual Theatre Festival: Cognitive Dissonance (2010).

 

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