Felicia Hardison Londré, Professor, Theatre, UM Kansas City
As a Curators’ Professor of Theatre, Felicia Hardison Londré has taught theatre history and dramaturgy at UMKC for 31 years. “People need theatre,” she says. From every research excursion Londré makes into theatre history, which she views as a kind of time travel, she brings back records, artifacts, and stories in an effort to assure that this collective past survives far into the future.
The UMRB grant gave me the time to go to the downtown library and sit there all day, reading newspapers, immersed in the past.