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Ryan Jamaal Swain: Behind the Scenes of “POSE”

Presented by UPC Nebraska

7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Nebraska Union Centennial Room Room: Centennial Room
Karen F. Wills,
A breakout star of FX’s Golden Globe-nominated series, Pose, Ryan Jamaal Swain is a triple-threat actor, dancer, and singer who was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list for his LGBTQIA+ activism. He has won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Damon, an ambitious aspiring dancer who, after being kicked out of his home for being gay, becomes part of a self-selected family in New York City’s 80s-era queer ballroom scene. Pose, which has been widely praised for its portrayal of queer and trans people of color, catapulted the frequent off-Broadway actor into the media spotlight. Swain was named by PAPER Magazine as “100 People Taking Over 2019” and has been featured in publications such as Vogue Online, Nylon, GQ, The New York Times, Flaunt Magazine and WWD. Following the success of Pose, Swain made his Broadway debut in “Choir Boy,” directed by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney. He is currently writing a book for young adults that is based on his own life experiences growing up queer in the South. Known for his inspiring “rags to riches story” of heading to New York City with only $50 in his pocket to pursue his dreams, Swain’s passion for performing began at an early age.

You won’t want to miss this inspiring event, so stop by the Nebraska Union Centennial Room on October 6 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Free for UNL students with their Event Pass.

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This event is open to UNL students only.

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