Baron Kelly

Professor

baronkelly@wisc.edu



Kelly, Baron

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Baron is an alum of the PhD program from 2001: https://theatre.wisc.edu/2020/05/14/dr-baron-kelly-joins-uw-madison-department-of-theatre-and-drama/

Education

  • PhD Theatre, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2003
  • MFA Acting, California State University, 1999
  • Diploma Acting, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1989

Select Publications

  • Kelly, B., & Kopryanski, K. (2022). The Embodiment of Text. London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Kelly, B., (2021). Earle Hyman: The Silent Prophet of Protest. In Louis Fantasia (Ed.), Playing Shakespeare’s Tyrants and Rebels New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Kelly, B., (2021). Foreword. Actor Training in Anglophone Countries Routledge.
  • Kelly, B., (2020). A Raisin in the Sun at 60: A Plenary Discussion. In Amy Muse (Ed.), Text and Presentation, 2019 (pp. 27-48). Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company.
  • Kelly, B., (2020). Interview with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. In Amy Muse (Ed.), Text and Presentation, 2019 (pp. 5-26). Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company.
  • Kelly, B., (2020). Fences. In Miriam Chirico and Kelly Younger (Ed.), How to Teach a Play: Exercises for the Classroom (pp. 241-243). New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Kelly, B., (2019). Earle Hyman: Scandinavian Successes. In Kathy Perkins, Sandra L. Richards, Renee Alexander Craft, and Thomas F. DeFrantz (Ed.), Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance (CAATP) (pp. 60-65). New York: Routledge Press.
  • Kelly, B., (2019). Othello in the Age of the Alt-Right. In Louis Fantasia (Ed.), Playing Shakespeare’s Characters: Lovers (pp. 47-53). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Kelly, B., (2018). BRING IT, ALL YOU F—KING ANIMALS: Representing the African (American) as Savage from King Kong to Ferguson. Representing Africa in the Motherland and the Diaspora: Essays on Theatre, Dance, Music and Cinema (pp. 209-220). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Kelly, B., (2015). An Actor’s Task: Engaging the Senses. Cambridge, MA: Hackett Publishing.

Select Presentations

  • Kelly, B. (2021). Anti-racist Forum: Re: ATHE, was it a moment or a movement? Lecture presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, (Virtual Conference).
  • Kelly, B. (2021). The Embodiment of Text: Let the Text Play You. Lecture presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Austin, TX.
  • Kelly, B. (2021, July). Binaries of Black and White in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Lecture presented at the Shakespeare Institute of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Kelly, B. (2021, June). TEATRON: A Festival of Jewish Theatre. Round Table Discussion presented at the Black and Jewish Allyship.
  • Kelly, B. (2021, May). Being a Global Artist. Lecture presented at the Badger Talks Speaker Series.
  • Kelly, B. (2021, February). The Power of Real Talk to Make Real Change. Symposium presented at the School of Education’s Offices of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Professional Learning and Community Education.
  • Kelly, B. (2020, July). An Open Forum on Anti-Racist Practices in Higher Education and Beyond. presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
  • Kelly, B. (2020, July). Anti-Racist Theatre. Keynote/Plenary Address presented at the Opening Virtual Conference Plenary.
  • Kelly, B. (2019, November - 2019, November). Stanislavski in a Northern European Context. Keynote/Plenary Address presented at the The Finnish Embassy, Washington, D.C..
  • Kelly, B. (2019, October). From the Streets of New York to Shakespeare: My Life as a Global Citizen. Lecture presented at the The Rienzi Collections Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Select Awards and Honors

  • Elected Member, College of Fellows of the American Theatre, Kennedy Center, Washington, 2022
  • Elected Member, Executive Committee, National Theatre Conference, New York City, 2021
  • Elected Member, Executive Committee, American Society for Theatre Research, San Diego, California, 2018
  • Fulbright Grant, Ahmadu Bello University, 2016
  • Fulbright Grant, National Chung Cheng University, 2011
  • Fulbright Scholar Research/Lecturer Grant, University of Bergen, (2007–2008)
  • W.E.B. Dubois Institute Fellow, Harvard University, (2002–2003)
  • Fulbright Student Grant, (2001–2002)