March 31, 2011, The Lyric Theatre, 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dudley Cocke
"Art and Democracy: Aspects of a People's Theater"
Brief bio:The current director of Roadside Theater, Dudley Cocke is a stage director, teacher, writer, and media producer. He recently directed Betsy, a Roadside collaboration with Nashville jazz musicians and New York’s Pregones Theater.
He has taught theater at Cornell University, the College of William and Mary, and New York University, and often speaks and writes as an advocate for democratic cultural values. His policy remarks and essays have been published by the Urban Institute, Yale University, American Theatre magazine, Americans for the Arts, Grantmakers in the Arts, the Community Arts Network/Art in the Public Interest, among many others.
He received his B.A. from Washington & Lee University; his graduate work was conducted at Harvard University. He is a recipient of the 2002 Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities.