Grassroots Theater in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives was a symposium at Cornell University's Center for Theater Arts. It took place on October 9-11, 1992. Roadside Theater was a co-convener of the symposium.
Published in 1993, "From The Ground Up, Grassroots Theater in Historical & Contemporary Perspective" is a report which documents the symposium and communicates its significance to a wider audience. The report contains a full transcript of Gard's speech.