Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson was named artistic director of the Denver Center Theatre Company, part of the Denver Center for Performing Arts, in 2005. Prior to moving to Denver he was producing artistic director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 16 years. His production of Macbeth was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to tour 13 US military bases in the fall of 2004. In 1991 Kent created the Southern Writers’ Project, designed to commission and develop new plays that presented 16 world premieres during his tenure. Two of Kent’s major accomplishments since moving to Denver have been the Colorado New Play Summit, a premier national festival for new American plays, and the establishment of the Women’s Voices Fund, commissioning and developing of new plays by women. He served for eight years on the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. He served as a Center management panelist in 2011.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Samuel Hoi has served as President of Los Angeles’ Otis College of Art and Design since 2000.

As the United States’ finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting.

Grants & Grantees

Justin Cronin is a writer and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James lectures about her residency and introduces her recent projects and ongoing research.

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bruce LaRowe served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte from 1993 to 2013.

Grants & Grantees

The Curtis Institute of Music is offering a new independent study course to its students, designed to aid gifted young musicians in creating innovative approaches to classical music performance.

Questions of Practice

Yoshitomi, chief knowledge officer of MeaningMatters, LLC, responds to a few questions around “Pro-Am” and how cultural organizations engage with their communities and potential audiences.

Grants & Grantees

Barbara Bullock is a painter and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance created a full-time controller position to manage a wide range of departments.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kristy Edmunds is the executive and artistic director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. She is recognized for innovation and depth in the presentation of works by contemporary artists.