Kari Barclay: Director and Activist

Kari Barclay, recipient of Duke's 2016 Louis Sudler Prize in Creative and Performing Arts, is a director and playwright who channels his commitment to social and community justice through his work. In his time at Duke, he directed Me Too Monologues and was a key player in The Bull City Dignity Project, engaging with local high school students on the subject of gentrification, faith and LGBT+ life, and civil rights history. To cap things off, his Graduation with Distinction project was an original play entitled An Indictment, which imagines three prisoners putting on a play for President Obama, hoping to focus his attention on the inequities of the prison-industrial complex.

Cinematography and editing by Abhi Shah, Duke '16.