Race, Equity, and Inclusion in Musical Theatre Education
Recorded On: 09/28/2020
Join Professor Rufus Bonds, Syracuse University, in a discussion of race, equity and inclusion in musical theatre education.
Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre, Syracuse University
Rufus Bonds Jr is an Assistant Professor for musical theater performance in the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Professionally he continues his national and international work as a director, actor, and writer. Mr. Bonds performed in London the title role of Porgy in Porgy and Bess at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theater. Carnegie Hall welcomed Mr. Bonds as the Baritone-Soloist for Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music. Broadway; Rent, Once On This Island, and Parade winning the Drama Desk Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. National tours include The Color Purple as Mister, Lion King as Mufasa, Miss Saigon as John. Directing projects include Lysistrata, Shakespeare R&J, Once On This Island, Mama Mia, Tarzan, The Wiz, Into The Woods, The Wizard of Oz and Children of Eden. Mr. Bonds is a Eugene O’Neill Semi-finalist for his play The Sisters of Rosewall High. “Faith”