Director, Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Assistant Professor of Theater, Northwestern University
Michael Rohd is founding artistic director of Sojourn Theatre, a fifteen year old ensemble-based company, on faculty at Northwestern University, and author of the widely translated book Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue. His work with Sojourn, other theaters, arts councils, municipal/regional government bodies and in non-arts sector settings around the nation focuses on social practice, civic practice and capacity-building projects through collaboratively designed arts-based event, engagement and participation strategies. He leads the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, where current projects include Chicago’s Civic Practice Lab and The Catalyst Initiative, a national program supported by The Andrew Mellon Foundation. He is currently the Doris Duke artist-in-residence at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theater Company.