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Actor Erich Lane in Conversation with Television Writer Heather Marion March 12

By: Anna Webb   Published 6:58 am / March 6, 2018

Actor Erich Lane

Actor Erich Lane on the set of “Dear White People”

Boise State’s Arts and Humanities Institute presents Acting for Television: An Evening with Erich Lane at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the Lookout Room in the Student Union Building.

Lane, known from the Comedy Central branded series “Handy,” and the Netflix series “Dear White People,” will discuss acting and writing for television with writer Heather Marion from “Better Call Saul.”

The free event, open to the public, is the third in the AHI’s Public Culture Initiative, which brings young, emerging professionals in a creative field to campus. The series focus on television appeals to campus and community members interested in hearing stories from the sets of their favorite shows.

Co-sponsors with the Arts and Humanities Institute include the School of the Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Research and Economic Development. An audience Q and A will follow the discussion.

Writer Heather Marion

Writer Heather Marion, while visiting Boise State in 2017

“Our speakers are experiencing success in their fields,” said Jacky O’Connor, a professor of English and co-director of AHI, “and they speak candidly with students about the challenges and rewards of the creative life.”

While in Boise, Marion and Lane also will share their expertise at additional venues. Lane will speak at the opening ceremonies of the High School Theatre Festival March 12-13, an annual event at Boise State that attracts hundreds of high school students from across the state. He will meet Boise State students in small groups while visiting classes in theatre and writing.

Marion will meet with students and attend the premiere of “And Beyond,” a Boise State original television series created as part of the university’s first Narrative Television Initiative. The premiere, also a free, public event, is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Egyptian Theater.

This will be Marion’s second visit to Boise State. She visited campus in 2017 to discuss her journey from assistant to the writer’s room of a hit series.