Penn State Laureate to present 'The Anxiety Project' at Penn State Great Valley

MALVERN, Pa. – Penn State Professor of Theatre William J. Doan, Penn State Laureate for the 2019-20 academic year, will present “The Anxiety Project” on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Penn State Great Valley.

“The Anxiety Project” includes over 400 drawings, four graphic medicine publications in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and a live performance, all of which explore what it’s like to live with anxiety and depression. Using a combination of personal experience and research into the complex world of mental health, Doan focuses on the intersections of art, science and health to make creative work informed by research and scholarship.

Doan, who is also the artist-in-residence for the College of Nursing, has co-authored three books and written several plays and multiple scholarly articles. He is a past president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a fellow in the College of Fellows of The American Theatre.

“The Anxiety Project” will be held at 7 p.m. in the campus’ Conference Center Building. The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required. To register, visit