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March 1, 2016
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Freedom Theatre - Freedom Speaks with Johnnie Hobbs Jr

Freedom Theatre - Freedom Speaks with Johnnie Hobbs Jr

The Series begins with a conversation with our own Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, Actor and Educator Johnnie Hobbs Jr. Mr. Hobbs was recently honored with the Award for his work this past November. His long association with New Freedom Theatre and his many contributions to the arts, both on stage and off have earned him the respect of his students and from his colleagues. As an accomplished actor, director and educator, Mr. Hobbs has contributed greatly to New Freedom Theatre productions and as Senior Artistic Advisor. A veteran of the Philadelphia theater scene, he has performed in many productions in the region. As an actor, Mr. Hobbs has performed at most of the major Philadelphia theaters. In addition to New Freedom Theatre, he appeared many times at the late Philadelphia Drama Guild. He has also worked at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Arden Theatre, 1812 and the Walnut Street Theater. In addition to his stage work in Philadelphia, he has been on stage in Los Angeles and Boston and appeared in many movies, TV shows, and commercials. Mr. Hobbs is a retired, tenured associate professor at the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts at The University of the Arts. In 1996, Mr. Hobbs was the recipient of the Mary Lou Beitzel Award for Distinguished Teaching. He was also the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Academic Achievement Program and the advisor of the African American Student Union and the African Diaspora Collective. Recent directorial efforts include Oh, Beautiful, Dessa Rose and Does Your House Have Lions–the poetry of Sonia Sanchez. The Legacy of Love Foundation–Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Philadelphia Chapter) honored Mr. Hobbs for his contribution in Arts & Culture.

Date: Monday, March 7, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Freedom Theatre, 1346 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Cost: Free Entry
Freedom Theatre Box Office (267) 687-1764

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