West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host author-activist Michael Fosberg on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The one-hour theatrical presentation, “Incognito,” begins at noon in the College Theatre. A Q&A session will follow the event.
“Incognito” is a narrative in which Fosberg acts out 12 different characters to tell the story of finding his biological father and discovering he is biracial. The program creates an open dialogue on race, identity, inclusion and diversity.
Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Fosberg founded the Small Change Original Theatre in Minneapolis, served as director of education for the Living Library in Los Angeles and co-founded Chicago’s Huron Theatre Ensemble. He has also appeared on national media, including: CNN, NPR and Public Radio International for his expertise on current race and identity issues.
His memoir “Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery” was published in 2011 and is based on his play. Currently, Fosberg is working on a screenplay of “Incognito” as well as his second book, “Nobody Wants to Talk About It…Why we struggle with conversation about race and what can be done to lessen the tension.”
Fosberg’s second book is about his efforts in the Diversity and Inclusion field over the past 10 years. He has worked with organizations such as the Boeing Company, the Mayo Clinic, NASA, the Social Security Administration and United Way to help reshape the way they converse about the current race and identity issues.
For more information, contact Debbie Richards at ude.puvw@sdrahcird or 304.424.8201.