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Published: Tuesday, 1/22/2013 - Updated: 3 years ago

Theater performance about diversity, 'Incognito,' to be presented at Owens


Nationally-recognized writer/actor Michael Fosberg is to present the theatrical performance Incognito at Owens Community College next week.

The theatrical performance is being presented on Jan. 30 and 31 in conjunction with the college’s celebration of Black History Month. It offers insight on such issues as race, identity, diversity and stereotypes.

Admission is free and the public. It will be presented at the main campus on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township and on Bright Road at the Findlay campus.

It will begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the college’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128 on the main campus. A second performance will occur at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in the Education Center Room 111 on the Findlay campus.

During the performance, Fosberg will inhabit over a dozen characters as he masterfully tells the true story of finding his biological father. Raised in a working-class white family, he discovers at age 32 that his father is actually African-American. The performance is intended to challenge audiences to carefully examine their own assumptions about others. Each performance will be followed by an open discussion led by Fosberg.

Fosberg began to study acting, directing and writing at the University of Minnesota. While attending college, he founded the Small Change Original Theater, producing, writing, directing and conducting workshops for children throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

A move to Los Angeles in the late 1980s had him appearing in television and film, while continuing his work with young students as the Director of Education for the Living Library Theatre, a Stage Combat Instructor at the Buckley School and a Teacher/Director for the South Coast Repertory’s Young Actor’s Conservatory Program. Fosberg also worked as a guest artist at the Sundance Institute’s Summer Residency Program, teaching educators how to utilize drama in the classrooms.

For information about the performance, call 567-661-7583 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7583.

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