The Talk is a one-man performance by Sonny Kelly that draws on the voices of ancestors, elders, youths, and intellectuals to engage in the difficult conversations that we must have with our children as we prepare them to survive and thrive in a divided America. This eclectic theatrical experience weaves together storytelling, interactive theater, literature, a dynamic embodied performance, and a multi-media production to engage audiences in critical conversations around reconciliation.
Sonny Kelly is a master of storytelling, acting, Shakespeare, theater arts, poetry, spoken word, group facilitation, interpersonal communication, performance studies, training and teaching. He captures the attention and imaginations of audiences of all ages with the power of words.
With more than 20 years of experience as a professional actor, over a decade of youth work, and a master’s degree in communication studies, Kelly knows the smart way to tap into the minds of students and workers of all ages.
A talk-back session will follow the performance.
The event is sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the 35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
This event was first published on December 20, 2019 and last updated on January 15, 2020.
- Arts and Performance
- Main Campus
- Open to
- James Haywood Rolling Jr.
- ASL Interpretation
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