Join us at Napa Valley College

Black History Month Celebration 2018!


When:    Tuesday, February 27th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:   NVC's "Little Theater" Located in the 1200 building
Tickets:  FREE!  Get Your Ticket HERE

briancopeland03.jpgAward-winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, television and radio talk show host Brian Copeland will speak at a Napa Valley College Black History Month celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27.

The free performance is a collaborative effort between the NVC Office of Equity and Inclusivity, Office of Student Life, Associated Students of Napa Valley College, and the NVC Umoja Program, a program that supports the retention, persistence and success of African-American and other students.

Brian Copeland is an award-winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, television and radio talk show host based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his career in standup at the tender age of 18 performing in comedy venues in San Francisco. Soon he was traveling the country opening for such legendary performers as Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Julio Iglesias, Ringo Starr and Gladys Knight. Copeland performed his brand of biting, cutting edge social commentary in venues including the Universal Amphitheater and Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

 

To date, he has written and performed three subsequent critically acclaimed solo plays including Not a Genuine Black Man (2004), The Waiting Period (2015 Theater Bay Area Award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Play), the hit Christmas show The Jewelry Boxand The Scion (PBS affiliate KQED’s Best New Play of 2014). His new play, Grandma & Me: An Ode to Single Parents, debuts in San Francisco in the fall of 2017.



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