William A. Lang

William A. Lang

In 2000 Professor Lang retired as a Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona and as an Adjunct Professor of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He is also a retired U.S. Navy Captain (06). He has written and published poems, plays, articles, and book reviews, and he has worked professionally as an actor, a playwright, and a stage director.  Since retirement he has taken up the life of a bon vivant and world traveler who writes personal travel accounts for the reading enjoyment of his friends and family.

 

My Fulbright year at UMCS in Lublin was the high point of my academic career. I thoroughly enjoyed the company of my colleagues and students, many of whom remain friends to this day. My students and I formed a theatre troupe, The Back End of the Donkey Theatre Company, and we produced my play, Mother McFadden, for our friends at UMCS and presented the play at the 10th Festival of Drama in English in Gdansk in April 1995.  We also published at UMCS a student written literary journal. I also had the opportunity to present lectures at Warsaw University, Rzeszow Teacher’s College, Zamosc Teacher’s College, Catholic University of Lublin, the American Consulate in Krakow, and at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. I also presented papers at conferences in Pulawy, Torun, and Lodz. A wonderful busy and exciting year!

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