Please note that Dael Orlandersmith, Obie-winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist in drama, has rescheduled her appearances to Monday, May 1. (She was originally scheduled to appear March 20.)

Orlandersmith will deliver the annual Burian Lecture about her life in the theater and her powerful new play, “Until the Flood,” about explosive events and racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. Her work frequently explores the struggles of African Americans in urban settings and life in the rough East Harlem neighborhood and housing projects of her childhood. Visit the website for more about Dael Orlandersmith. The event is co-sponsored by the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment and UAlbany’s Theatre Program. Here are the details:

  • May 1 (Monday): The 21st Annual Burian Lecture, Dael Orlandersmith, award-winning playwright
  • Seminar: 4:15 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
  • The Burian Lecture: 8:00 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center

For more information, contact the Writers Institute at (518) 442-5620 or visit us online.

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