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Audio Recordings  


Opening Keynote - Michael RohdDevising Civic Practice: Theatre, Community, and Change







Research Awards 



Keynote Indre Viskontas: Resonate: How Effective Performance Training Engages The Brain 



Multiculturalism & Diversity Open Discussion 

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Keynote Materials

Michael Rohd​

Devising Civic Practice: Theatre, Community and Change

As many communities have discovered, the arts are a potent tool for impact. Artists and arts educators have long known that aligning with community needs has multiple benefits, both spiritual and practical.

Michael Rohd, founder of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, artistic director of Sojourn Theater Company, and faculty member at Northwestern University, will offer insights into developing collaborative projects with community and civic organizations and engaging in needs-focused practice that reveals new ways of using the assets and experiences of artists to build healthier communities, increase impact, expand local civic capacity, meet community needs, build support for and participation in the arts, and engage with diverse constituents in important new ways.

Material: HERE