Incognito, Michael Fosberg's One-Man Show of Race, Identity and Family Secrets Comes To Kean University On April 28

UNION, N.J. – In honor of Stand against Racism Day, the Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC) of Kean University will host Michael Fosberg in Incognito. Ingonito is a one-man performance about Fosberg's search for his father that leads to the discovery of his race. The performance takes place this Thursday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Carli Hench at (908) 737-5251.

Raised in a Chicago suburb by his biological mother and an adoptive stepfather, at 34 Fosberg began a search for his biological father. Fosberg's initial phone call to his father sets in motion a series of discoveries – of secrets and lies, confrontation and reconciliation. The life-changing revelation that his father is African American, and the subsequent connections he made with his paternal family, resulted in the creation of his one-man play, Incognito.

Fosberg has been writing, acting and directing for more than 25 years and has performed his thought-provoking and humorous show for captivated audiences around the country. Venues include arts venues, educational institutions, corporations and government agencies—including The National Training Center for the U.S. Army, the Sundance Institute, NASA, and the Black Academy of Arts & Letters. He has also invited audiences to question and discuss their thoughts on race and identity at lively post-event discussions.

Recently, the memoir came to book form with the release of Fosberg's autobiography Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery. For more information, please visit www.incognitotheplay.com.

Graduate and Part-time Student Council of Kean University represents the University's part-time undergraduate and graduate student population. GPSC fosters the development of an interactive and stimulating student environment by enhancing the academic, social, and cultural growth of its members. GPSC provides a voice for graduate and part-time students.

Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment, offering more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 45 options leading to a master's degree, doctorate, professional diploma and/or state certification(s). Five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College now serve more than 15,000 students.

Millie Gonzalez

mgonzale@kean.edu
April 21, 2011

 
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