The series has been established by Omar Sangare, Chair and Professor of Theatre.
Bellina Logan is a 25-year stage and screen veteran. She debuted Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child in the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Theater Festival and has enjoyed performing it on and off for the last three years in various theatre festivals. She returned to New York in the fall of 2019 to perform in New York’s United Solo Theater Festival for their Tenth Anniversary ‘Best Of’ selection. Bellina was honored to be the 2018 winner for Best Actress in the same Festival. And, Bellina has most recently been honored as a nominee for her show and performance for United Solo’s Special Award for 2020. She has appeared at The Public Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons and The New York Philharmonic in New York City. Bellina debuted Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion” at Hartford Stage, and gave other memorable performances in Shaw’s “Arms and the Man”, Sheridan’s “The Rivals” and others. She toured the USSR with The Acting Company’s “Five by Tennessee”. Her first one-woman show “Conversations with a Mulatto Love Child” (the prequel to “ Confessions…) has been performed in LA, New York and other cities in the US. In Los Angeles, she was most recently seen in “The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in The Universe: Revisited” at The Los Angeles LGBT Center and “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” at The Antaeus Theater Company. Bellina has worked with film directors David Lynch, Neil Jordan, Katherine Bigelow and Adrian Lyne. She’s had recurring television roles in “Sons of Anarchy”(FX), “Enlightened”(HBO), “ER”(NBC), “Midnight Texas”(NBC), “American Vandal”(Netflix) and was a returning original cast member of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks”(Showtime). She also most recently has had guest appearances on “NCIS LA”, “ The Magicians” (Sci Fi), “Better Things”(FX), “Big Little Lies” (HBO) and NCIS (CBS).
Bellina lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter Ben & Lola. She is a graduate of The Juilliard Drama Division.
In collaboration with Williams’ Claiming Williams initiative. Claiming Williams was born after a series of racist and sexist incidents in January 2008 sparked a grassroots student movement that was joined by staff and faculty, and became known as Stand with Us. The hope was that the community would work pro-actively to prevent hurtful, hateful incidents, rather than just responding afterwards. Claiming Williams Day occurs on the first Thursday of the Spring semester. Classes are suspended and the campus engages in events and discussions about building and sustaining a more inclusive community.
“The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” is as a weekly informal conversation moderated by Williams professors and students, “The Green Room” will offer an opportunity for Williams students and community members to critically engage with the arts industries in which they someday hope to work, and learn from important leaders in those industries. The goal of this program will be to offer advice and mentorship resources to socially-minded, artistically conscious Williams students, but also to serve as a platform through which students can participate in a dialogue with leaders in the arts.
We’re inviting a diverse group of leading performing artists to join us in conversation over the course of the academic year, and we would love for you to be among them. “The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” will consist of serially-produced one-hour “episodes” in which speakers will be introduced, be given the opportunity to make a statement on your vision and advice, and later have a chance to answer questions from students. These discussions will take place via Zoom (or another interactive platform). All are welcome!