Clemson University

Michael Fosberg: Incognito – The autobiographical one-man play

Incognito – the autobiographical one-man play – explores diversity from a dramatically different perspective. Incognito is a one-man, autobiographical play in which over the course of 50 minutes Michael Fosberg portrays over a dozen characters as he recounts the true tale of the search for his biological father.

Raised in a working-class White family in a Chicago suburb by his biological Armenian-American mother and an adoptive Swedish stepfather, he began the search for his long-lost biological father at the age of 34 when his mother and stepfather announced their divorce. Upon tracking him down in a miraculous first phone call, John Sidney Woods proceeded to tell him; “There are a couple of things I’m sure your mother never told you.” The first was that he had always loved and thought about him, and also that he is Black.

Since that time he has performed the show throughout the country, inviting audiences to question and discuss their thoughts on race and identity as he has come to question and embrace his own. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Watt Family Innovation Center, Auditorium
Sigma Drive, Clemson, SC 29634

Event Type

Special Events, Diversity and Inclusion


President's Commission on Black Faculty and Staff, Inclusion and Equity, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff

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Linda Tindal

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