Michael Rohd

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Council Member
Chicago, IL
Founding Artistic Director, Sojourn Theatre
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.


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