Professor Emeritus Charles Dumas, presently an adjunct in the Black Studies Department at New Paltz, will be presenting a reading of his original drama, “Reconciliation,” in New Paltz’s Black Box Theatre on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. The play tells the story of an African American couple in the diplomatic core stationed in Iraq in 2004, three months before that country’s first elections. The play was first presented at The Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences at University of Massachusetts this past June. It will have a full production next year.
Dumas is a 1975 graduate from New Paltz, majoring in political science with a minor in Black Studies. He was an NP Alum of the Year. He received his juris doctorate from Yale Law School and was a research assistant at the United Nations. In the 80’s he was a member of the New Paltz College Council and adjunct instructor. Having taught at Temple University, Stellenbosch and the University of the Free State in South Africa, he recently retired from Penn State University after teaching there for nearly 20 years.