Laurent Dubois, Mellon Foundation New Directions fellow and director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University, talks about using his fellowship to explore the history of the banjo and the links between the instrument and its African roots.
Herbert Siguenza has held many roles—action figure, voiceover artist, and co-founder of the Chicano performance troupe Culture Clash. Now he takes on the role of playwright-in-residence at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.
Established in 2012, the National Playwright Residency Program seeks to empower playwrights by embedding them in producing theaters. Here, a summary of Helicon Collaborative’s Report on the program’s impact.