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Harvey Young

Harvey Young is president-elect of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and professor of theatre, performance studies, and radio/television/film at Northwestern University. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Theatre & Race, Embodying Black Experience, and The Cambridge Companion to African American Theater.

Theatre after Obama (or with Trump)
Essay

Theatre after Obama (or with Trump)

5 February 2017

Harvey Young, chair of Northwestern University’s theatre department, looks at how American theatre has responded to a rise in conservativism to forecast not only what may appear on the horizon but also to anticipate a renewed attention to political/activist theatre following the 2016 election.

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A Zone of Support
Essay

A Zone of Support

18 July 2013

Harvey Young writes about his experiences in graduate school and how the relationships he formed there trumped the academics in many ways - professional and personal.