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AU theater professor to share experiences, discoveries of Costa Rican sabbatical

Stephen Crosby, professor of theater at Alfred University, will present “A Costa Rica Sabbatical: A Journey of Discoveries” on Thursday, Nov. 18, during AU’s Bergren Forum at 12:10 p.m. in Powell Campus Center’s Nevins Theatre. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Crosby earned a master of fine arts degree in directing from Florida State University, Tallahassee. He is an Equity actor, director, and writer. Crosby has worked professionally in New York, Los Angeles, and in regional theaters, most notably the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN.

He has appeared in film and on PBS television in “The School for Scandal,” part of the popular “Theatre in America” series. Stage performing credits include Oedipus in “Oedipus,” Harpagon in “The Miser,” Banquo in “Macbeth,” and Bottom in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Crosby has directed “Metamorphoses,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Buried Child,” “Into the Woods,” “De Donde?,” and many others during his tenure at AU.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.