Theatre UAB presents actor, director, writer Adam Lazarre-White

Lazarre-White will speak about his new short film, “200 Years,” that honors the risks and sacrifices of Americans in pursuit of freedom and equality.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Theatre will present actor, writer, director and acting coach Adam Lazarre-White at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013.

AdamLazarWhite_1108931_thumbLazarre-White will share his insights and experiences in making his new film, “200 Years,” for Spiritclips, producer Rob Fried’s series of original family films for Hallmark. “200 Years” is a five-minute film that honors the risks and sacrifices made by generations of Americans in pursuit of freedom, equality and opportunity.

The lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities. The event will be held at the UAB Alumni House, 1301 10th Ave. South. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 205-934-3236 for more information.

Lazarre-White has been acting since 1993 in a myriad of roles. His television credits include “Scandal,” “Will & Grace,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Heroes” and perhaps his best-known role, starring as Nathan Hastings on “The Young and the Restless.” He can be seen in blockbuster movies “Ocean’s Thirteen” and “War of the Worlds.” He has been on stage in Los Angeles and New York City. Most recently, he wrote, produced and starred alongside Richard T. Jones in the explosive, controversial indie film, “Forgiveness.” Lazarre-White has written scripts for several shows, as well as Vin Diesel’s web-series, “The Ropes,” available on Netflix. He adapted, starred in and produced two Regional EMMY Award-winning TV movies for the Dreambuilder Foundation and Proctor & Gamble and wrote three films for director/producer Jef Levy, and he will direct the feature film, “Like Father” for producers Michael Hubbard and Thomas Adleman in 2013. Lazarre-White graduated from The Fieldston School in New York City and Harvard University.

This lecture is one of many events in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Civil Rights Commemorative Series, as well as part of the UAB and City of Birmingham partnership, 50 Years Forward; the ongoing 50th anniversary commemoration of the seminal events of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Learn more about 50 Years Forward at www.uab.edu/50yearsforward. For a complete listing of UAB College of Arts and Sciences commemorative events, visit www.uab.edu/civilrights.

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