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Scholars-in-Residence and Patti Pace Performance Festival return to Georgia Southern

Both the Patti Pace Performance Festival and Scholars-in-Residence Terry Galloway and Donna Marie Nudd return to Georgia Southern University Jan. 27-30 for “Celebrating Disability through Performance” in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The slate of events features performances, discussions, film showings, a book reading of Galloway’sMean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir, and the two-day Patti Pace Performance Festival that culminates with Galloway’s one-woman show, “You Are My Sunshine: A Kind of Love Story.”

The festival honors the late Patricia Pace, Ph.D., a teacher and theater director in the Department of Communication Arts at the University from 1985 until her passing in 2000. The festival rotates among the three universities with which Pace was affiliated, Georgia Southern, Southern Illinois University and Louisiana State University.

Galloway’s performance of  her award-winning show will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, and Rebecca Kennerly’s, Ph.D., “Reflections on the ‘Sweet Life’: The Vidalia® Onion Oral History and Performance Project” will be reprised on Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

Guests with a disability or those in need of assistance or accommodations including wheelchair access, sign language interpreter, menu modification or alternative formats of program materials to fully participate in this program, should contact Kennerly by e-mail by Jan. 22 as advance notice is necessary to arrange for accessibility needs.

The Scholars-in-Residence and the Patti Pace Performance Festival are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC), Department of Communication Arts, Theatre and Performance Program, Multicultural Student Center, Student Disability Resource Center, Department of Literature and Philosophy, and the Department of Writing and Linguistics.

Schedule of Events

PRESENTATION – Creating Inclusive Theater

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1-2 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Williams Center

FILM SHOWING AND DISCUSSION – Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade

Thursday, Jan. 28, 1-2 p.m., Sanford Auditorium


Thursday, Jan. 28, 7-9 p.m., Arts Building Auditorium (reading) and Lobby of Center for Art and Theatre (reception)


*Registration required (e-mail Rebecca Kennerly at

Friday, Jan. 29 – Saturday, Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Center for Art & Theatre

PERFORMANCE – “You Are My Sunshine: A Kind of Love Story”

Saturday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Center for Art & Theatre

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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