Clarence Coo Receives Whiting Award
Clarence Coo '10, a School of the Arts Theatre Program alumnus and current Manager of Academic Administration for the Writing Program, has received a Whiting Award, one of the most prestigious awards for emerging writers, for his work as a playwright.
The evening will celebrate the release of the autobiography, Panther Baby, (Algonquin) with a conversation with the author, political activist Afeni Shakur, and Columbia faculty of political science and public affairs, Dorian Warren. IMPACT Repertory Theatre in Harlem will conclude the evening with a performance. Jamal Joseph, Film Faculty and the author of the illustrative biography Tupac Shakur Legacy (Atria, 2006) publishes a gripping memoir, Panther Baby. The book is an intimate account of Joseph’s coming of age within the Black Panther movement. His memoir recounts his compelling and illuminating personal odyssey.