S2-C Engaging Authentically in Difficult Conversations
About Michael Fosberg
Chicago native Michael Fosberg has been working to create a national dialogue on race and identity since 2001 when he launched his one-man autobiographical play Incognito. This powerful and thought-provoking show is about the search for his biological father and the ultimate discovery that he is black. The author-actor-activist-director has performed the play throughout the United States at hundreds of arts venues, educational institutions, corporations and government agencies, including NASA, the Social Security Administration, the National Training Center for the U.S, Army at Ft. Irwin, HCA Healthcare, Lake County Judges Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Association, Northeast Utilities, and the Black Academy of Arts & Letters. He has also given Keynote addresses to a variety of Diversity conferences across the country. As part of his presentations he leads insightful post-performance discussions on human relations, identity and race.
His memoir, "Incognito," was released in February 2011, amid glowing reviews. He hopes to complete his latest book; "Nobody Wants to Talk About… ten years in the trenches trying to talk about race, stereotypes, & identity", sometime in 2013.