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Actor Bryan Terrell Clark Explores Finding Purpose through Art

Middlebury ~ Broadway stage actor Bryan Terrell Clark will share his personal story and discuss self-empowerment through the arts in a talk at Middlebury College’s Wilson Hall on October 2 at 7:00 pm. His talk,Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway’s Hamilton,is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. 

Drawing from his humble beginnings in Baltimore to his career on Broadway—most notably as George Washington in Hamilton: The Musical—Clark will discuss how exposure to the arts can empower young people to discover the best version of themselves.

Clark is an accomplished actor and singer/songwriter who has performed in hugely successful Broadway shows and a wide range of popular television programming for various networks. He recently appeared as George Washington in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking Broadway box-office smash hit Hamilton. He made his Broadway debut playing the iconic role of Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical, which received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. Numerous television appearances include Netflix’s When They See Us, OWN’s Queen Sugar, CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, CSI: NY and The Unit. Clark is the co-founder of inDEFINED, an initiative launched in 2017 that inspires and teaches young people to use their voices to erase constrictive labels in our society.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Middlebury are held at Ilsley Public Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Middlebury First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

The First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series in Middlebury is underwritten by The Residence at Otter Creek.

“Finding Your Purpose” is presented in partnership with Middlebury College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Ilsley Public Library is sponsored by Friends of Ilsley Public Library.

For more information, contact the Ilsley Public Library at 802.388.4095 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities

Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.