MALVERN, Pa. — Penn State Great Valley will host “From Broadway to Bayard to Bonez: The Work of Steve H. Broadnax III” on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required.
Broadnax, associate artistic director at People's Light and Theatre Company in Malvern and professor of theater and co-professor-in-charge of the Master of Fine Arts Directing Program at Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, will discuss his acting, directing and writing career.
He has directed "Thoughts of a Colored Man" on Broadway. Additional directing credits include various shows and theaters nationally and internationally, including 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.