Our campus hosts a variety of community events including film screenings, author talks, guest lectures, and music performances that are open to the public.
From Broadway to Bayard to Bonez: The Work of Steve H. Broadnax III
Thursday, October 5 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Spend an evening with acclaimed Broadway writer and director Steve H. Broadnax III (he/him), associate artistic director at People's Light and Theatre Company in Malvern and professor of theatre and co-professor-in-charge of the MFA Directing program at Penn State College of Arts and Architecture. He has directed Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway. Additional directing credits include various shows and theatres nationally and internationally, such as Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Ensemble Studio Theatre Company, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Apollo Theatre NYC, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Atlantic Theatre NYC, Detroit Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, The Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Moore Theatre in Seattle, Market Theatre in Johannesburg, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, National Arts Festival in South Africa, and The Adelaide Arts Festival Australia.
The Hip Hop Project, an award-winning, full-length original play directed, choreographed, and conceived by Broadnax, has toured nationally and was showcased at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. Other writing credits include American Taboo, another award winning full-length play, and Camouflage, a Eugene O’Neil semifinalist.
As a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Broadnax has toured nationally and internationally has worked in theatres such as Pennsylvania Centre Stage, St. Louis Black Rep, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, St. Louis Muny, Lincoln Amphitheatre, Westport Playhouse, and Ozark Actors Theatre.
Adventures in Food & Design: The ecological implications of placemaking, food systems & localism.
November 16 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Originally from Gettysburg, architect and chef Ben Walmer comes from a family of five generations of fruit growers. It is from this agrarian background that he traces his connections to food and design and the motivation to launch Highlands Dinner Club (HDC) in New York City in 2009. Walmer currently lives in central New Jersey and is founding architect and creative director of the NJ/NYC-based interdisciplinary design practice Broadloom, whose diverse capabilities include design strategy, hospitality design, regenerative food systems design, and agricultural master planning. HDC is a mobile social and culinary laboratory produced by Broadloom and collaboratively executed by a rotating cast of chefs, farmers, designers, and artists. Wielding spontaneous spirit and exceptional local ingredients, HDC has created farm-to-table experiences across three continents and seen time and again the connections and joy that come when people gather at the table to share a meal.