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Lawrence is currently working on his Ph.D (ABD) from Bowling Green State University.
He received his MFA in 2000 at the University of Louisville. Lawrence joined the BFA
Performance faculty in 2010 with teaching specialties in the areas of Acting and African-American
As an actor, his credits include Eilert Lovborg in Hedda Gabler, Pretty Eddie in Every Night, Young Blood in Jitney and Frank Stanley in Kentucky Colonel. As a performing artist, Lawrence has created, directed, and/or performed in numerous
performance pieces that explore diverse contemporary American social issues including
race and identity in the U. S. Marines, voting awareness and practices among college
students, and stereotypes of African American fathers created by African American
media and art.
His PhD studies and research focused on African-American theatre history, specifically
the use Africanisms and Neo-Africanisms such as Yoruba-based religions and mythologies
throughout African American theatre’s history. He is a member of the Actors Equity
Association and the Society of American Fight Directors.