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Lillian Brown

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Lillian Brown is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada! She is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Ripon College. Most of her work involves creating theatrical encounters that conjure a sense of enthusiasm and social responsibility. She makes art that authentically represents her experience and the intersections of her identity compacted through the device of stereotype. She received her BA in Theatre from The University of Northern Colorado and an MFA in Theatre from The Ohio State University. In addition to being an educator, she is a solo performing artist, actor, and director. 

Currently, she's touring her solo performance The OREO Complex which was rated 5 stars by DC Theatre Arts at the Capital Fringe Festival. It's a multi-disciplinary performance that explores the politics of racial performance by investigating the complexities of black identity. It is an exploration of internalized segregation, a celebration of resilience, and veneration of the ancestors of the African and black diaspora. Most importantly, it is a revolution to be seen and heard authentically as human!

Aside from this, Lillian has worked at Cleveland Public Theatre as an educator in their CMHA CAN program which inspires art in underserved communities. As an actor, some of her favorite credits include Siobhan (Curious Incident), Hermia (Midsummer Night's Dream), Mayme (Intimate Apparel) Dynamite (Hairspray), and a Stepsister (Dreamgirls). She has also worked as an audiobook narrator. Her titles can be found on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. 

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