Theater expert at NMHU

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Well-known theater activist, actor and playwright Cynthia Ruffin is teaching on the New Mexico Highlands University campus through April 29 through the university’s Nina Telsa Ballen Visiting Professor Program.

Ruffin will also present a free public lecture, Ungagged, at 6 p.m. April 25 in the Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall in Donnelly Library. Ruffin will lead the April 29 performance of Voices of Transformation at Sala de Madrid.

Ruffin was born in Montreal and trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Ruffin presents social justice theater workshops nationwide on college campuses and other educational settings.

“At Highlands, I’m teaching an intensive workshop in social justice theater, and how it crosses over into the realm of women’s history as well as media and ethics,” Ruffin said.