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                                                    Food	
  For	
  The	
  Soul!	
  
                                                                            Directed	
  
                                                                               By	
  	
  
                                        Teri	
  L.	
  Varner,	
  Assistant	
  Professor	
  of	
  Communication	
  
                                                                  School	
  of	
  Humanities	
  
                                                                 St.	
  Edward’s	
  University	
  
                                                                          Austin,	
  Texas	
  	
  




                                                                                                            	
  
Looking	
  For:	
  
                                                          The	
  Cast	
  
                                         2-­‐3	
  Narrators:	
  African-­‐American	
  
                                          2-­‐3	
  Narrators:	
  White	
  American	
  
                 *8-­‐10	
  Characters/Respondents:	
  oral	
  narratives	
  taken	
  from	
  SEU	
  college	
  
           experiences	
  in	
  an	
  effort	
  to	
  accurately	
  reflect	
  in	
  the	
  play	
  the	
  social	
  and	
  political	
  
                                                           life	
  on	
  campus.	
  
                                                                    10	
  Dancers	
  
                                                                    10	
  Singers	
  
                                                                            	
  
                    Synopsis:	
  	
  SEU	
  version	
  of	
  “A	
  Different	
  World	
  &	
  FAME	
  (1982	
  TV	
  series)”	
  
	
  
       What’s	
  it	
  like	
  growing	
  up	
  Black	
  in	
  White	
  America	
  these	
  days?	
  	
  What	
  was	
  your	
  first	
  
        experience	
  with	
  racism?	
  	
  Why	
  did	
  you	
  choose	
  to	
  attend	
  St.	
  Edward’s	
  University?	
  	
  
                                              Inquiring	
  minds	
  want	
  to	
  know.	
  
I	
   am	
   looking	
   for	
   SEU	
   students,	
   parents,	
   faculty,	
   and	
   staff	
   to	
   develop	
   an	
   original	
  
performance	
  script.	
  	
  No	
  theatrical	
  or	
  performance	
  experience	
  necessary.	
  	
  If	
  you	
  have	
  
ever	
   watched	
   an	
   episode	
   of	
   the	
   American	
   television	
   sitcom,	
   A	
   Different	
   World	
   and	
  
mixed	
  in	
  some	
  FAME	
  (1982	
  TV	
  series)	
  then	
  you	
  know	
  the	
  tremendous	
  impact	
  this	
  
type	
   of	
   performance	
   studies	
   project	
   can	
   have	
   on	
   an	
   audience.	
   Food	
   For	
   The	
   Soul!	
  
promises	
   to	
   weave	
   the	
   stories/oral	
   narratives	
   from	
   SEU	
   students,	
   parents,	
   faculty,	
  
and	
   staff	
   who	
   collectively	
   will	
   create	
   a	
   colorful	
   cast	
   of	
   characters	
   that	
   provide	
  
depictions	
   of	
   campus	
   life	
   on	
   a	
   nationally	
   ranked	
   private	
   Catholic	
   university	
   in	
   the	
  
United	
  States.	
  	
  Food	
  For	
  The	
  Soul!	
  will	
  creatively	
  tackle	
  some	
  of	
  the	
  most	
  pressing	
  
issues	
  of	
  today’s	
  society.	
  	
  Just	
  about	
  any	
  and	
  everything	
  related	
  to	
  Black	
  Americans	
  
and	
   America	
   at	
   large	
   will	
   be	
   inserted	
   into	
   the	
   script	
   but	
   I	
   need	
   your	
   stories	
   to	
   get	
  
started.	
  	
  	
  
	
  
If	
  you	
  are	
  interested	
  then	
  email	
  me	
  at	
  teriv@stedwards.edu.	
  	
  In	
  the	
  subject	
  line	
  
type	
  the	
  following:	
  Food	
  for	
  the	
  Soul!	
  



	
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A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC (from September 24, 1987 – July 9, 1993). It was a spin-off series from
The Cosby Show originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in the state of
Virginia. After Bonet's departure, the series primarily focused on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem
Hardison). The series frequently depicted members of the major historically African American fraternities and sororities (along with the fictional Kappa Lambda Nu
fraternity and Alpha Delta Rho sorority).

While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World typically addressed issues that were avoided by the Cosby Show writers (race and class relations,
the Equal Rights Amendment). One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Hillman College is a fictional, historically Black college that is located in the state of Virginia. The exact locality of the school is never revealed, but it is alluded to be
halfway between Richmond and the Hampton Roads area. Visual shots of the Hillman campus that were used in the series were actually filmed at two real-life
Black colleges, Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College, both in Atlanta, Georgia.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Different_World_(TV_series)
	
  

State of HBCUS
Posted on May 5, 2011 by Brian McClure
http://stateofhbcus.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/its-a-different-world/




How many people wanted to attend an HBCU after watching A Different World? After a slow first season, the Cosby
Show spin off invaded the homes of millions of African Americans, giving them arguably one of the most accurate
depictions of life on the campus of an HBCU. Whether an episode was capturing the complications of relationships
through Dwayne Wayne and Whitney Gilbert, political activism through Freddie Brooks, or academic struggles as seen
through Ron Johnson, A Different World artfully enlightened millions of Americans to life on historically black campuses.
	
  
Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show was based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a
mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Although fictional, it was
based heavily on the actual Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York. Most interior scenes were filmed in Hollywood,
California. In Seasons 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 the show filmed several exterior scenes on location in New York City.

The popularity of the series, particularly in the UK, led to several hit records and live concert tours by the cast. Despite its success, very few of the actors
maintained high-profile careers after the series was cancelled. A number of the cast members were seen again briefly in a reunion programme made for UK
television in 2008.

Main article: List of Fame (1982 TV series) awards and nominations
The series won a number of Emmy awards and in 1983 and 1984 was voted the Golden Globe Awards: Television, Best Series, Musical/Comedy. Actress, director
and choreographer Debbie Allen, who had a small role in the motion picture but played a major character in the television version, also won several awards.

FAME:	
  The	
  Television	
  Series	
  




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                                                  The cast
                                                      Faculty
                                            Debbie Allen as Lydia Grant
                                        Albert Hague as Benjamin Shorofsky
                             Carol Mayo Jenkins as Elizabeth Sherwood (seasons 1-5)
                                Ann M. Nelson as Mrs. Gertrude Berg (Seasons 1-6)
                                Ken Swofford as Quentin Morloch (Seasons 3- 5.09)
                            Graham Jarvis as Principal Bob Dyrenforth (Seasons 5.10- 6)
                        Morgan Stevens as David Reardon (season 2, recurring seasons 3 & 4)
                                    Eric Pierpoint as Paul Seeger (Season 6.03)
                                   Michael Thoma as Greg Crandall (Season 1)



                                                     Students
                                       ▪ Gene Anthony Ray as Leroy Johnson
                                ▪ Carlo Imperato as Danny Amatullo (Seasons 1-6)
                                ▪ Billy Hufsey as Christopher Donlon (seasons 3-6)
                            ▪ Valerie Landsburg-McVay as Doris Schwartz (seasons 1-4)
                                ▪ Jesse Borrego as Jesse Velasquez (seasons 4-6)
                                   ▪ Lee Curreri as Bruno Martelli (seasons 1-3)
                                    ▪ Cynthia Gibb as Holly Laird (seasons 3-5)
                              ▪ Nia Peeples George as Nicole Chapman (seasons 4-6)
                       ▪ Erica Gimpel as Coco Hernandez (seasons 1-3,recurring Seasons 4-6)
                                  ▪ Loretta Chandler as Dusty Tyler (seasons 5-6)
                                      ▪ Lori Singer as Julie Miller (seasons 1-2)
                                ▪ Carrie Hamilton as Reggie Higgins (seasons 5-6)
                                     ▪ Janet Jackson as Cleo Hewitt (season 4)
                                     ▪ Michael Cerveris as Ian Ware (season 6)
                                   ▪ Elisa Heinsohn as Jillian Beckett (season 6)
                      ▪ P.R. Paul as Montgomery MacNeil (season 1, final episode of season 6)
                                     ▪ Page Hannah as Kate Riley (seasons 5)
                                       Olivia Barash as Maxie Sharp (season 6)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fame_(1982_TV_series)




	
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