News + Updates

Links to press coverage and updates on my teaching, presenting, research, and advocacy.

 
 

CROSSING ROOTS: A RURAL-URBAN THEATER WORKSHOP

In March 2019, Kentucky-based artists Amy Brooks and Hilarie Spangler – aka Cardinal Cross Arts Co. – partnered with Lincoln Memorial University’s Arts in the Gap program to produce Crossing Roots, a 3-day theater workshop and intercultural exchange in Cumberland Gap, TN, and various central Appalachian cultural sites.

Crossing Roots featured NYC ensemble Theater of the Emerging American Moment (or The TEAM), as well as diverse Appalachian and Southern theater artists and cultural workers, training alongside performers from the National Theatre of Scotland.

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“ROADSIDE THEATER’S LIVING LIBRARY,” HOWLROUND,10.29.18

Some time back, I got an email from an old friend and early collaborator…suggesting I take a look at what Appalachia’s Roadside Theater was up to with their Living Library project. I had a chance to explore the thinking behind it, and its relationship to the current moment, with artistic director Dudley Cocke and former program director and dramaturg, Amy Brooks….

 

“LITERARY MANAGERS & DRAMATURGS OF THE AMERICAS NAMES 2018 BLY CREATIVE CAPACITY GRANT RECIPIENTS,” BROADWAY WORLD, 3.2.18

The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of Bly Fellowships and Grants…

 

“GRASSROOTS THEATRE TRAINING IN THE EASTERN KENTUCKY COALFIELDS,” HOWLROUND, 2.4.18

A grassroots theatre movement has been growing in Eastern Kentucky for nearly two decades, grounded by multi-year community story projects in at least five different Appalachian communities…