Charles Everett Pace
Charles Everett Pace is a full-time national Chautauqua scholar residing in Texarkana who presents solo interpretations of the historical and literary characters Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, and Malcolm X. Thematically, his body of work tells the story of how African-American leaders during the last 190 years overcame many barriers of race, caste, class, and gender. As in his Civil War program on Douglass highlighting the character's personal and political relationship with President Abraham Lincoln, Pace's shows, seminars, and workshops are about creativity and leadership--the American quest for democracy. He shows how each historical activist overcame obstacles by seizing the opportunity to develop and fulfill his own creative promise. After each performance, audience members are invited to pose challenging questions to the character; then, Pace "breaks character" and responds to questions as the scholar-artist, encouraging the audience members to tap into their own "inner creative calling." In a full residency, Pace's "lived creative curriculum" reveals the idea of a creative template, and takes students through the steps to find, focus, follow, and fulfill their individual creative promise.
To set up an engagement, please contact Charles by email first.
Discipline: Theater: Single Actor Portrayals/Performance Poetry
Fees: $950-$5,000; travel expenses; lodging for at least two nights.