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CLP: Flipping the Script: The Liberal Arts Education of a Professional Stunt Performer

February 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this CLP sponsored by the Department of History, Stunt artist and Furman history and philosophy alumnus Lane Erwin ’15 will reflect on the value of a liberal arts education in the film industry, how the skills he gained as a humanities major benefitted him in unexpected ways, and how the industry is ever evolving to adapt to new entertainment demands.

Erwin is a SAG-AFTRA affiliated performer who has worked in the film industry as a stunt artist since 2015. He has appeared in several major studio productions, including Marvel’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldierand TV series such as “LA’s Finest” and “NCIS: New Orleans.”

View a highlight reel here: www.youtube.com…. Erwin is well suited to talk about both the importance of a liberal arts education and how it has been useful for him in his field of work. As a participant in the Atlanta film scene the past 10 years, he can offer insights on how the city’s film/theatre scene has changed since 2015.

Maegan Azar is associate professor of acting and directing and chair of Furman’s Theatre Department. She has extensive experience in the theatre industry, both inside and outside academia.


February 7, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Trone Student Center, Burgiss Theater