Panel Discussion Following Clybourne Park

Fine Arts Building Cellar Theatre (Room 55)
Panel Discussion Following Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park is primarily about relationships, but they are wrapped around issues of racial discrimination in housing, gentrification of neighborhoods, urban change and renewal, historic preservation . . . the characters in Clybourne Park, past and present, are unable to talk about these issues in a sensitive, mutually respectful way. This makes them more entertaining, of course!

We are bringing together a panel of experts, following the 2:30 pm performance in the Cellar Theatre on September 28, to discuss (in a more mutually respectful way, naturally) the thought-provoking issues that come up in the play.

The Panelists:

Richard Martin, associate professor of real estate, UGA Terry College of Business. He teaches courses in real estate development and real estate markets to undergraduate and MBA students. His research focuses on how changing urban structure affects minority residents of American metropolitan areas.​.

Pratt Cassity, Director for the Center of Community Design and Preservation in UGA College of Environment and Design. His interests include new construction and visual changes in protected areas and citizen participation in public design and visioning.

Freda Scott-Giles, professor emeritus, UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies and former Associate Director of UGA Institute of African-American Studies. She is a theatre historian and a member of Actors Equity Association who played the role of Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun at Theatre in the Square in 2004.

Vanessa Smith, Coordinator of Programs & Outreach, UGA Office of Institutional Diversity. The O.I.D. facilitates collaboration on diversity initiatives throughout campus and the external community, provides professional development opportunities focused on diversity, and serves as a hub for information, resources and expertise regarding diversity issues.

Debbie Grainger, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty. She has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and the mortgage industry and is particularly interested in historical preservation of houses in changing urban neighborhoods.
  • Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm