Women’s History Month: The Conviction of Lady Lorraine

Dwandra LampkinBrescia University’s Student Activities Planning Board welcomes Dwandra Nickole Lampkin to campus in Taylor Lecture Hall (Science Building) on March 27th at 7:30 p.m. in honor of Women’s History Month.  This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Lampkin is an actress, playwright, and associate professor of theatre at Western Michigan University. She will present, The Conviction of Lady Lorraine, a one-woman show she wrote based on one woman’s search for insight found in another woman’s fight for justice.

While visiting a river city in the Deep South, Dee Dee (a writer) has a brief but powerful encounter with a woman (Lady Lorraine) on a mission, a mission that has lasted over two decades. This encounter leaves a lasting impression on Dee Dee and she finds herself back in the river city a year later in hopes that Lady Lorraine will allow her to write her powerful story of conviction. After being told “NO”, Dee Dee finds herself searching for answers in all of the wrong places, and is forced to reevaluate where she has been looking.

Ms. Lampkin has performed regionally at the Denver Center Theatre Company, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Huntington Theatre in Boston, and the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. Some of her television credits include Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Third Watch, and the critically acclaimed series, Wonderland. Ms. Lampkin received the ASPIRE Creative grant to aid in the research and writing of The Conviction of Lady Lorraine.

She received her MFA in Acting at the National Theatre Conservatory, and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association (ABA) and the Screen Actor’s Guild, (SAG).

This activity is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For more information, please visit http://www.dwandra.com