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PO Box 1558
New York, NY 10276

Sojourn Theatre creates Portland-based mainstage productions, national large scale community collaborations, and touring shows, such as the acclaimed Look Away.



2017 Sojourn Theatre / CPCP Summer Institute

Devising Civic Practice

for Artists & Culture Workers in Arts, Education, Community and Movement Settings

(in collaboration with Center for Performance and Civic Practice)

 •  Register here for the 2017 Institute  •

July 10-14, 2017
9am- 4:30pm Monday-Friday
Fee: $450
Institute Leader: Michael Rohd

The Sojourn Theatre/CPCP Summer Institute is hosted by the Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement at Goodman Theatre, as part of a multi year CPCP & Goodman Theatre partnership.

This Institute supports your capacity for arts-based community-led transformation. The five day session offers participants creative strategies to problem-solve, build intersectional coalitions and envision inclusive futures within your own collaborative work with adults (and/or young people) in a variety of settings. We will explore -

  • How to create original performance from a variety of starting impulses;
  • How to build leadership and collaborative authorship in group processes;
  • How to develop partnerships between artists and non-arts sector partners;
  • How to imagine and co-plan projects and programming that respond to community-defined needs;
  • How to build safe spaces and facilitate civic dialogue

Sojourn and CPCP work to support and increase the capacity of artists and community organizations to imagine and collaborate towards racially equitable and economically just communities.  People of color and people from traditionally underrepresented populations and communities are especially encouraged to apply. 

Our scholarship application deadline for the 2017 Institute has passed. Please check back with us next spring for additional scholarship opportunities.

Goodman Theater
170 N. Dearborn St. /  Chicago, Illinois

Limited openings - all availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

•  Register here for the 2017 Institute  •

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Michael Rohd is founding artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. In 2015, he received an Otto Rene Castillo award for Political Theater and The Robert Gard Foundation Award for Excellence. He recently accepted a Professorship at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design & Art, is author of the widely translated book Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue and leads the Center for Performance and Civic Practice. He was the 2013-2016 Doris Duke Artist-in-Residence at Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago. Recent/Current projects include leading a two year Sojourn Artist-in-Residence collaboration with Catholic Charities USA poverty reduction sites around the US; collaborations with Steppenwolf Theater, Bush Foundation, Lincoln Center, Singapore Drama Educators Association and Americans for the Arts; and, working with theaters and universities around the country to mount locally specific projects based on Sojourn's model performance/engagement process/production How To End Poverty in 90 Minutes.  

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