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Professor Leon Bailey lectures at the University of Connecticut

 Digital Record


  • 1986 - 1990


Dramatist and University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts professor Leon Bailey delivered 4 lectures. Bailey spoke on 4/22/1986 (2015-0002/RR101), 2/3/1987 (2015-0002/RR102), 10/10/1989 (2015-0002/AC3) and 2/27/1990 (2015-0002/AC2).

Biographical / Historical

Leon Bailey, who from 1986 to 1988 served as a co-instructor for the Black Experience in the Arts course at the University of Connecticut, was a dramatist and Professor of Dramatic Arts at the University. In addition to his University service, Bailey directed numerous productions from the classical, contemporary, and musical repertory throughout the United States. He directed a New York production of Boogie Woogie and Booker T, which won three prestigious Audelco Awards. Bailey performed early music repertory with the New York Pro Musica at a variety of New York venues, performed with the Virginia State University Opera Workshop, and presented a wide range of lectures and papers on the arts at regional, national, and international conferences and conventions.

Bailey assumed a variety of leadership roles at the University of Connecticut and lead university initiatives as Vice President for Academic Affairs. In addition to his University service, Bailey served as “Critical Eye” Scholar for productions at The Hartford Stage Company and was appointed to Advisory Board of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois. He was selected as Artistic Consultant and Advisor to Black Theater Canada, Toronto, was elected to Executive Board of the National Black Theater Network.

Received a School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Higher Education. Appointed to Advisory Board of the Institute for African American Studies, University of Connecticut.


2 Reels

2 Cassettes

Existence and Location of Originals

Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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