Michael Rohd

Institute Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Institute Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

Michael Rohd is the founding artistic director of 19-year-old ensemble-based Sojourn Theatre. He is author of the widely translated book "Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue." He is lead artist for the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, where current projects include Civic Body, The Catalyst Initiative, a national program supported by The Andrew Mellon Foundation, and Learning Labs. In 2015, he received an Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theater and The Robert Gard Foundation Award for Excellence. Recent projects include leading a two-year Sojourn Artist-in-Residence collaboration with Catholic Charities USA poverty reduction sites around the U.S.; a Sojourn partnership with Planning Commissions around the country utilizing civic practice in public engagement settings to help communities deal with difficult conversations and resource allotment; and, collaborating with theaters and universities around the country to mount locally specific projects. He was the 2013-2016 Doris Duke Artist-in-Residence at Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago.

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
THP 494 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
EDS 223 Design Thinking
HDA 494 Special Topics
THP 580 Practicum
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 618 Theatre for Youth Practicum
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
THP 494 Special Topics
DCE 494 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
DCE 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HDA 294 Special Topics
THP 494 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
THP 580 Practicum
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
THP 618 Theatre for Youth Practicum
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HDA 494 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 692 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HDA 494 Special Topics
THP 494 Special Topics
THP 580 Practicum
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
THP 618 Theatre for Youth Practicum
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HDA 494 Special Topics
THP 494 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
THP 618 Theatre for Youth Practicum
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
THF 125 Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
THP 494 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics

Expertise Areas