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Spelman Welcomes Will Power as Distinguished Professor in Arts

November 2018

WILL POWER HeadshotAward-winning playwright and performer Will Power has joined the Spelman faculty as a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Theater & Performance. Known as an innovator and dramatic explorer of new theatrical forms, Power is considered one of the pioneers and co-creators of hip hop theater.

Power’s body of work includes “Fetch Clay, Make Man,” which has been produced in various LORT theaters and regional companies, including the McCarter Theater, New York Theater Workshop, the Round House Theater, True Colors Theater Company, The Ensemble Theater and the Marin Theater Company.

Power is also a passionate teacher of writing and performance. “He brings a unique perspective,” said Aku Kadogo, chair of Theatre & Performance. “We believe in storytelling and want to use that storytelling focus in a way that is relevant to the generation our students represent.” The Department of Theatre & Performance aims to encourage students to experiment with text, film, live performance, songs and site specific areas to develop and create original stories. 

Read more about Will Power here