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Wex[EP]: Dr. E

Live Q&A follows

Virtual | World Premiere

Tune in for an inspirational set by Columbus-based soul singer, performance artist, and Ohio State professor Dr. E followed by a live Q&A.

The set (rescheduled from July 23) features the premiere of two original songs from a new short-form work, Underlying Conditions: Black Women and Girls and Corona—A One-Woman Show, as well as other original tunes that speak to the current historical moment.

Dr. E (aka The Inspirational Soul Queen) is a multidimensional personality in the spirit of Maya Angelou—a songwriter, speaker, advocate, survivor, and Ohio State professor of literacy studies in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her solo album Elevated earned her a SoulTracks.com nomination for “New Artist of the Year” in 2010 and its follow-up, Songs for the Struggle, was named one of The Soul Show’s (WYEP-FM Pittsburgh) top 10 albums of 2017. The Twin Cities Arts Reader declared her one-woman show based on her memoir, PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life (2013), a Critic’s Pick of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Read full bio. 

More about Wex[EP]
As today’s vocabulary has expanded to include “social distancing” and “essential businesses,” the Wex has entered into a conversation with some of our favorite local artists to bring you Essential Performances. With a nod to the short-form, often experimental nature of extended-play records, the Wex[EP] series seeks to document a facet of each artist’s practice and explore innovative ways of communing with one another during this rupture of routine.

Join us on Thursdays as we chart a better tomorrow with the thinkers, players, movers, and makers to whom we continue to look for joy and inspiration. If you are able, please consider supporting each artist by using the links located on this page.

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Dr. E poses in a black dress looking off to the right

Photo: Herb Bias

MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Huntington Bank
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kaufman Development
Cardinal Health Foundation

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