Wayne White, the visual mastermind behind "Pee-Wee's Playhouse," returns to his Alma
Mater, for a special lecture and screening of "BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING."
Part biography, part live performance, Beauty Is Embarrassing, tells the irreverent
and inspiring story of this one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. The film traces
White's career from an underground cartoonist in New York's East Village to his big
break as a designer, puppeteer and voice-over actor on Pee-wee's Playhouse for which
he won three Emmy's.
It follows Wayne's success designing and animating for other children's shows like
Beakman's World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins ("Tonight, Tonight") and
Peter Gabriel ("Big Time") through a dark period of struggle and self-reflection before
emerging in his present-day incarnation as a respected painter and performer.
2013 Middle Tennessee State University, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001 USA +1.615.898.2300
Middle Tennessee State University, in its educational programs and activities involving students and employees, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or age. Furthermore, the university does not discriminate against veterans or individuals with disabilities.