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Scholars-in-Residence and Patti Pace Performance Festival Returns to Georgia Southern

Nudd and Galloway

ComArts_IconSTATESBORO, Ga. — “Celebrating Disability through Performance,” Scholars-in-Residence, Terry Galloway and Donna Marie Nudd, the Patti Pace Performance Festival returns to Georgia Southern University Jan. 27-30 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the American with Disabilities Act.

The slate of events features performances, discussions, film showings, a book reading of Galloway’s Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoir, and the two-day Patti Pace Performance Festival culminating in Galloway’s one-woman show, “You Are My Sunshine: A Kind of Love Story”.

The festival, which runs from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Jan. 29-30, honors the late Patricia Pace, Ph.D., who was a teacher and theater director in the Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University from 1985 until her passing in 2000. The festival rotates between the three universities Pace was affiliated with (Georgia Southern, Southern Illinois University, and LSU).

Galloway will perform her award-winning one-woman show “You Are My Sunshine: A Kind of Love Story” on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, and Rebecca Kennerly’s, Ph.D., “Reflections on the ‘Sweet Life’: The Vidalia® Onion Oral History and Performance Project” will be reprised on Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

The Patti Pace Performance Festival is sponsored by the Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), Department of Communication Arts, Department of Literature and Philosophy, Department of Writing and Linguistics, Multicultural Student Organization, Students with Disabilities Resource Center, and the Theater Program.

Admission is free to the festival, but all students and faculty must register with Rebecca Kennerly by email ( by Wednesday, Jan. 27.

For more information and a full list of events please visit

The Scholars-in-Residence and the Patti Pace Performance Festival are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC), Department of Communication Arts, Theatre and Performance Program, Multicultural Student Center, Student Disability Resource Center, Department of Literature and Philosophy, and the Department of Writing and Linguistics.

If you have a disability and need assistance or accommodations such as wheelchair access, sign language interpreter, menu modification, or alternative formats of program materials to fully participate in this program, please contact Rebecca Kennerly at by Jan. 22. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Schedule of Events
PRESENTATION – Creating Inclusive Theater
When: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1:00-2:00
Where: Multipurpose Room, Williams Center

FILM SHOWING AND DISCUSSION – Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade
When: Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:00-2:00
Where: Sanford Auditorium

When: Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:00-9:00
Where: Arts Building Auditorium (reading) and Lobby of Center for Art and Theatre (reception)

Patti Pace Performance Festival
When: Friday, Jan. 29 – Saturday, Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day
Where: Black Box Theatre, Center for Art and Theatre

PERFORMANCE – You Are My Sunshine: A Kind of Love Story
When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 7:30
Where: Black Box Theatre, Center for Art and Theatre

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree. For more information, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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