7th Annual Korenman Lecture: E. Patrick Johnson

Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales

November 20, 2013

Dr. E. Patrick Johnson
Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies, Northwestern University

E. Patrick Johnson’s will perform selections from his 2009 play, Sweet Tea—The Play, based on his book, Sweet Tea. The play had its world premiere in April 2010 and had a month run to rave reviews. He won a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Solo Performance for the show. He has toured to over 80 college campuses from 2006 to the present.

Professor Johnson’s performance will help us celebrate our new Critical Sexuality Studies minor. Johnson’s work amplifies UMBC’s commitment to scholarly practice, and his performance continues our shared project of telling our stories as a model for civic engagement and social justice.

Professor Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. He is also an Artistic Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College, Chicago. A scholar, artist, and activist, Johnson has performed nationally and internationally and has published widely in the area of race, gender, sexuality and performance.

You can find out more about Johnson at his website: http://epatrickjohnson.com/.

Co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for Humanities, the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.