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.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Cora Mirikitani is the president and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation, a California-based knowledge and financial services incubator for individual artists.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sara Kellner is the principal of Kellner Consulting, which focuses on the arts, including organizational and creative planning, public art, and fund development.

Collaborators & Colleagues

As the artistic consultant to the Roundabout Theatre Company and as a Tony Award-winning producer, Robyn Goodman is widely recognized for discovering and supporting influential artists early in their careers.

In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Julie Carr is the author of several books of poetry, co-publisher of Counterpath Press, and a 2011 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James will moderate a conversation between Philadelphia-based artists Salem Collo-Julin and Maria Dumlao.

With the city as its subject, this gallery exhibition, along with newly commissioned installations in unexpected Philadelphia locations, and citizen-created photos and videos, will capture urban life in novel ways.

Grants & Grantees

Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys (2013 Pew Fellows) explore the potential of new tools, fabrication technologies, and construction to expand the beauty and sustainability of the urban landscape.

Grants & Grantees

An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”

Grants & Grantees

Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel is a theater artist, director of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a co-founder and co-artistic director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and a 2002 Pew Fellow.

The artistic leadership of Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training developed evaluation methods and procedures to assess the school’s effectiveness in preparing alumni for professional careers.

Grants & Grantees

The Leah Stein Dance Company is committed to making dances spontaneously, rigorously, in collaboration, and in connection with the moment, often as site-specific works.