For Barry Scott


[SEP 2006] backstage.com -
"Barry Scott: A Progressive Force on Nashville Stages


[FEB 2017] “Barry was absolutely amazing in all aspects. He gave a powerful, moving performance and even stayed to chat with some of the guests after the show. Thanks for everything!” – Britni Miller, Student Life Coordinator, Treasure Valley Community College

[JAN 2017] Christopher Newport University

The event, focused on Mr. Barry Scott's speaking, was fantastic! It was pleasure to have Mr. Scott come to our campus, which certainly benefitted from his delivery and art.

Thank you once again for your communication, and the opportunity to create such a beneficial and educational day for our students. Our students were very impressed, and in fact we may soon pursue the possibility of bringing Mr. Scott back to our campus next year.

Dominic Burkett, ‎Graduate Assistant for Student Diversity & Inclusion, Christopher Newport University

[JAN 2016] Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Barry’s performance at our firm’s MLK fellowship breakfast last week was excellent! We had 650-700 guests and received incredibly positive feedback from many of them. His ability to weave his own story with the words of Martin Luther King was remarkable and our guests went from laughter to tears and back during his performance.

Charles Bone, Founding Member and Chairman, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

[FEB 2013] Treasure Valley Community College

[JAN 2012] Everett Community College

Hi Gina,

We absolutely loved Barry Scott's performance! It was both moving and educational. He drew in a full house and retained many audience members following the performance who just to meet him and share how the lecture impacted them. Barry was very friendly and nice to work with. We had a very positive experience!

Thank you for all your help in coordinating this successful event,

Lindsay Hudson
Program Manager/Advisor
Student Activities
Everett Community College

[JAN 2011] Olympic College

Hello Gina,

The program was seamless and outstanding to say the least. Barry Scott was phenomenal; and established a great repertoire with the audience. In addition, his message; portrayal of Dr. King and his personal stories touched and resonated with all the audience members young and old. We are grateful and were honored by his performance and as a person he was warm, gentle, down to earth yet very professional. I speak on behalf of Olympic College when I say his service was greatly appreciated; timely and expanded upon peoples’ thoughts about their own lives in relation to this changing era. I can’t say enough about the positive impact he had on ALL who were present.

And thank you for your coordination and your patience with Olympic College while we were in the process of finalizing our plans. Thank you Kirkland Productions!

Krystal Handy
Program Coordinator
Student Programs & Leadership Development
Olympic College

[FEB 2009] Doane College

[FEB 2009] Augustana College

[FEB 2008] Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

February, 2008


Barry was fabulous, totally fabulous. You could have heard a pin drop in our usually noisy cafeteria. He really captured their attention. If I had any criticism it would be for Barry to end his presentation and then ask for questions. He went right into the questions and we never really got to applaud him.

I would definitely recommend him to anyone and hire him again.

Thanks for all your assistance. It was HUGE that we could video him. I think almost as many students viewed his DVD as saw him live. There was a huge interest in his topic; it was a great educational tool for our campus. Students had to check the DVD out of our library, view in the library, fill out an evaluation and return it. Some programs, like our nursing program, used it during class time too.

Thanks again,


[FEB 2007] St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn

From: Sherrie Van Arnam
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 3:13 PM

Dear Gina,

Barry Scott's performance was terrific. So many of the students were genuinely moved and stayed afterwards to speak with him. As a matter of fact, one student has put up a poster board inviting comments and she intends to send it to Barry. He could not have been more cooperative.

Thanks. Sherrie

[OCT 2006] Texas A&M University, Kingsville

Quotes from Past Performances

[JAN 2015] “Barry was AMAZING! Folks are still talking about how much they enjoyed his performance. He even stayed late to talk with everyone. He is truly a gift and if he ever needs a recommendation, we would be honored to write one.” - Meryl Kraft, Adult Director, Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville, TN

[JAN 2015] “I want to echo Meryl’s praise. Barry was wonderful and people loved his performance, but the part many loved the most was the conversations he sparked after his performance was over. It gave people a wonderful opportunity to discuss their views about race relations in our city and country. Those conversations would not have happened were it not for Barry’s performance and his willingness to urge people to express their views and feelings.” - Abigail Wolf, Community Relations Director, Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

“Barry Scott is one of the finest human beings I have ever met in my life. It was an incredible day. I am still receiving phone calls from people commenting on his performance.”
Dr. Robert Smith
St. Joseph College, West Hartford, CT

“Barry Scott gave the greatest performance of any speaker that I have ever programmed here. It was absolutely incredible and awesome. You could have heard a pin drop.”
Matt Matthews
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH

“Phenomenal, amazing, absolutely perfect. It was standing room only and Barry had students lined up to meet him after his performance…he must have stayed an additional hour just answering their questions.”
Kerri Ellington
Franklin College, Franklin, IN

“We love Barry Scott! The show went incredibly well and he was amazing.”
Elisa Dunman
Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, TN

“It was a great program. We had well over 500 people and everyone enjoyed it.”
Jason Jones
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

“I wish every performer was as easy to work with as Barry Scott, he is a quality guy. It was a great show and he received a standing ovation. If anyone wants a reference on Barry Scott, they can call me!”
Dermot Forde
Owens Community College, Toledo, OH

“Barry Scott was incredible and he gave an amazing performance.”
Jessica Macknin
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

“Barry’s performance went incredibly well, it was very impressive. We are already looking to bring him back next year.”
Larry Reeves
Mary Hardin Baylor College, Belton, TX

“Barry was a pleasure to work with and he gave an incredibly moving presentation. His re-enactment of Dr. King’s speeches was dead on.”
Carlos London
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

“Barry’s presentation couldn’t have gone any better. He is a great person and it was very rewarding to work with him. We want him back next year.”
Duane Grooms
Barton College, Wilson, NC

“Barry Scott’s performance is a phenomenal experience for anyone. It not only allows you to relive the actual words of Dr. King but also gives you a real understanding of Dr. King’s character. He connects the words to the reality of Dr. King’s life.”
Juanita Moore
American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

“Barry Scott is a wonderfully giving person. His show was an incredible experience.”
Bart Louvins
Hardin County Performing Arts Center, Elizabethtown, KY

“Scott keeps the civil rights leader’s message alive with his show.”
Mobile Register
Mobile, Alabama

“Hardly anyone is more devoted to furthering King’s message and legacy than Barry Scott.”
The Nashville Banner
Nashville, Tennessee

“Barry Scott’s portrayal of King is superb. The resemblance of pitch, cadence, dynamic emphasis and hypnotic delivery is uncanny.”
Arts Review
Mobile, Alabama


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