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The Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair continues to play a role in the cultural and intellectual life of UMKC and the Kansas City Community.

Upcoming Lectures

Webinar/ Virtual Lecture

Speaker: Sarah Marty

August 4th at 5:30 pm

Sarah Marty is an arts producer and educator who teaches entrepreneurship, arts leadership and courses on Hamilton: An American Musical at University of Wisconsin-Madison. As co-director of the Holding History Program, she mentors students in special collections archives as they explore the history of media and share their discoveries in centuries-old books through public events in campus libraries. As producing artistic director of Four Seasons Theatre, she brings musical theatre performances to stages, libraries and assisted living facilities across Madison, Wisconsin.

Her lecture will focus on the groundbreaking Broadway and cultural phenomenon, Hamilton: An American Musical, and its genius creator, MacArthur Fellow Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fusing classical musical theatre and poetry with popular music and hip hop, Hamilton exemplifies the highest excellence in the genre and is changing the very nature of the art form – what stories are being told and who is telling them.

Registration Details:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Aug 4, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Hamilton and the Genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Register in advance for this webinar:


Or an H.323/SIP room system:

H.323: (US West) (US East) (China) (India Mumbai) (India Hyderabad) (EMEA) (Australia) (Hong Kong SAR) (Brazil) (Canada) (Japan)

Meeting ID: 926 6895 2733

SIP: 92668952733@zoomcrc.com

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.