Center for Performance and Civic Practice
* The event is postponed due to the college’s response to COVID-19.
Devising Civic Practice: Listening is the New Revolution
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Rohd will speak about his work with arts councils, service organizations, artists, community agencies and local governments around the country to make space and context for meaningful arts based partnership practice.
The program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the department of theatre & dance. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Civic Engagement and the Liberal Arts.
Biography (provided by the speaker)
Michael Rohd is founding artistic director of the 19-year-old national, ensemble-based Sojourn Theatre. In 2015, he received an Otto Rene Castillo award for Political Theater and The Robert Gard Foundation Award for Excellence. He is an institute professor at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts and is author of the widely translated book Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue. He is lead artist for Civic Imagination at Center for Performance and Civic Practice where current initiatives include The Catalyst Initiative, Civic Body & Learning Labs. He was the 2013-2016 Doris Duke Artist-in-Residence at Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago. Recent/Current projects include collaborations &/or productions with Goodman Theater, Bush Foundation, Singapore Drama Educators Association, Americans for the Arts, Nashville’s MetroArts, ArtPlac Americae, Cleveland Public Theater, United Way, Catholic Charities USA, Cook Inlet Housing Authority Alaska, ASU/Gammage & Steppenwolf Theater.