Join the A.R.T. on Thursday, March 14 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. for
HILT Workshop 4: Devised Theater in the Classroom
Groundbreaking theater director Michael Rohd (Assistant Professor, Northwestern University) specializes in devised theater and civic practice. He creates new performance work and community engaged projects around the nation in a variety of settings. This interactive workshop will expand the notion of theater-making to include the devising and facilitating of dynamic, collaborative coursework, through an exploration of Rohd's inquiry-based approach to collaborative pedagogy.
Please dress comfortably.
Michael Rohd is founding artistic director of Sojourn Theatre, a thirteen-year old ensemble-based company and a 2005 recipient of Americans for the Arts’ Animating Democracy Exemplar Award. He devises and directs new work around the nation and is on faculty at Northwestern University where he helps lead the MFA Directing Program. He wrote the widely translated book Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue (15th printing, Heinemann Press, 1998). He leads the recently formed Center for Performance and Civic Practice, an ongoing body of activity comprised of research, programs and projects that aim to make visible the power of the arts to demonstrably increase civic capacity. His work with the Center, Sojourn, and in non-arts sector settings around the nation focuses on social practice and civic practice cross-disciplinary projects through collaboratively designed arts-based engagement and participation strategies. Recent/Current projects include a two year Sojourn Artist-in-Residence collaboration with Catholic Charities USA poverty reduction sites around the US; a Center partnership with Planning Commissions around the country utilizing civic practice in public engagement settings to help communities deal with difficult conversations and resource allotment; and, a site-based original show at the Flint, Michigan Farmer’s Market looking at race, economics and place.