Activist Clayton LeBouef Talks Intersection of Arts and Social Justice

Wright Theater

Actor, Activist Clayton LeBouef Talks Intersection of Arts and Social Justice, Sept. 22

September 16, 2016
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Clayton LeBouef, the actor, writer, director and activist known for his work on the TV series Homicide: Life on the StreetThe WireShow Me a Hero, as well as a number of stage productions, will appear at the University of Baltimore on Thursday, Sept. 22 to discuss ways that artists can use their craft to explore themes of social justice. Presented by Spotlight UB, the University's live performance series, LeBouef's talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wright Theater in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Ticket information and attendance details are listed below.     

LeBouef is known for his recurring role as Col. George Barnfather in Homicide. He appeared in the award-winning miniseries The Corner, and he played Wendell Orlando Blocker in several episodes of The Wire. LeBouef also performed in the HBO film Something the Lord Made and the HBO mini series Show Me a Hero, as well as in several episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent.

His portrayal of barbershop owner Tom Taylor in the short film The Doll earned LeBouef Best Actor honors at the San Diego Black Film Festival. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he began his career as a theatrical actor and also performs spoken-word pieces in addition to having authored several plays. His play, Shero: The Livication of Henrietta Vinton Davis, was commissioned by Baltimore's Center Stage. He will discuss his work there and with Baltimore's Arena Players.

After his presentation, the audience is invited to join LeBouef for a reception.

Tickets are $10 for general audience and free to UB students. They are available online and also in the theater lobby one hour prior to the show.

This event is funded by the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2017.

Learn more about Spotlight UB.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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