Art and Activism on the World Stage @ Adelphi University

Posted on December 2, 2013 | No Comments

Ademola-BelloThe Levermore Global Scholars Program is partnering with freeDimensional to bring guest speaker Ademola Bello, an international artist, to campus.

Thursday, December 5, 2:00–3:00 p.m

Location: Campbell Lounge, Room 1

About the Artist:

Ademola Bello is a Nigerian playwright, journalist, and novelist who has used his plays and dramatic writing to give a voice to oppressed communities and speak truth to power around the world. He will share his international journey, experiences, and struggles to use the arts as a tool for social change.

His play The Black Cockerel was produced in June 2009 at Out North Theatre in Anchorage, Alaska. He received a Residency to Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, Connecticut, and also won both the Audience and Panelist Choice Awards at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska for his play The Blackguard Prince. His plays have enjoyed staged readings at New York Actors Studio, Lark Play Development Center, and Frederick Loewe’s Room. He has been profiled in American Theater Journal and has appeared as a guest on ESPN Outside the Lines. Mr. Bello recently finished a thriller novel titled A Prisoner from Cell 7 and is currently working on a new play entitled Change: A Comedy in Two Acts. His work has been featured in New York Amsterdam Newspaper, Anchorage Press Newspaper, Real Clear World, Encyclopedia Britannica, and The Huffington Post. He holds an M.F.A. from New York University and is completing a second master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sponsored by the Levermore Global Scholars Program.

For more information, please contact:

Peter DeBartolo
Administrative Director
Levermore Global Scholars
p – 516.237.8627
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