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Spotlight UB and Theater Events Coordinator Kimberley Lynne join YGCAS

Spotlight UB is now located in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences (YGCAS) Dean's Office!  Spotlight UB serves the entire University of Baltimore and surrounding communities; the administrative home will be in college.

Spotlight UB is the University of Baltimore's performing arts initiative that provides arts programming to the campus community and to the surrounding neighborhood. It offers a diverse range in its programming, from spoken-word poetry to chamber music, and, in doing so, employs a mix of local artists and nationally known musicians. Spotlight UB readings and productions give UB students, faculty and staff opportunities to perform and work together as artists.  Since 2008, over 125 events have served almost 15,000 attendees.

Kimberley Lynne, the Theater Events Coordinator for Spotlight UB, will join the YGCAS community along with the program. Lynne earned a MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from UB and a BA in English and Fine Arts from Loyola College. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Actors' Equity Association (AEA).  Over 40 productions of her stage plays have been produced in Baltimore, Washington, New York, and Minneapolis, and she brought the Artscape Festival into the Wright Theater

As Theater Coordinator, Lynne has developed a diverse group of programs, including the Emerging Voices Project, the Playwrights Lab, Poe Night, Fall Laughing, AIDS Awareness Days and the African American Arts Festival. She has also developed a mentor model for the theatrical productions and earned a reputation for social justice theater without a theater department.

With Spotlight UB’s presence in the college, faculty and staff will continue to strengthen the presence of the arts at UB and develop robust partnerships internally and externally.  We are proud to be the home of Spotlight UB and will do our best to help make UB’s performing arts initiative flourish.