6310-Actress Vondria Bergen at Malone
6310-March 16, 2012
Actress Vondria Bergen will "bring to life" women from the Bible in a chapel series Tuesday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. All Malone University chapel services are free and open to the public.
Vondria Bergen loves to bring Bible women's stories to life in uncommon ways. Her performances feature more than a dozen characters from the Bible as well as other original and adapted monologues. She holds an MFA in acting from the University of Illinois. Vondria has played major roles with Saltworks Theatre Company, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, and the Illinois Repertory Theatre, and has done commercial and film work. She has intrigued audiences nationally and internationally with her performance of the one-person show "Spread Your Garment Over Me" by Gillette Elvgren. Currently Ms. Bergen directs and teaches acting at Greenville College. She lives in southern Illinois with her husband and two children.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709