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The Green Room with Sharen Davis, two-time Oscar and Emmy-nominated Costume Designer for “Ray” and  "Dreamgirls" 

Sat, October 17th, 2020
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm

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The Green Room with Sharen Davis, two-time Oscar and Emmy-nominated Costume Designer for “Ray” and  "Dreamgirls" 

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Sharen Davis is a two-time Academy Award and Emmy-nominated costume designer whose discerning eye for detail has created some of the most memorable costumes in film and television.

Davis received two Oscar nominations for her costume designs. The first for Universal’s Ray, starring Jamie Foxx, Regina King and Kerry Washington, and the second for Paramount’s Dreamgirls, starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson. She recently received her second Emmy nomination in the “Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes” category for her work on HBO’s Peabody Award winning series Watchmen, starring Regina King and Jeremy Irons. She had previously earned a nomination for her costumes on HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated series Westworld, starring Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood.

Davis won a Costume Designer Guild Award for Westworld and received over the last ten years four other CDG nominations. Davis’ costumes have been featured on a number of groundbreaking features including Denzel Washington’s Fences; The Great Debaters and Antwone Fisher; Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained; Tate Taylor’s The Help; Gabriele Muccino’s The Pursuit of Happyness; Rian Johnson’s Looper; and Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven.

Other notable credits include: Devil in a Blue Dress; Get On Up; Akeelah and the Bee; Seven Pounds; The Book of Eli; Beauty Shop; Rush Hour; Doctor Dolittle; and more.

Upcoming projects include Warner Bros’ King Richard, starring Will Smith and Liev Schreiber and Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which premieres August 14th on Netflix.

The series has been established by Omar Sangare, Chair and Professor of Theatre. This event was made possible, in part, thanks to the Lecture Committee and the Oakley Center for Humanities & Social Sciences.

Special Thanks to:
Barbara Bell
Betsy Ware Fippinger
Randal Fippinger
John Gerry
Erin Meadors
Will Titus
True Pham
David Paul
Erica A. Hart
Patric McAndrew
Keith Forman
and Laurie Booth

“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!

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