Who Counts?

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
By Dudley Cocke
"The current state of the arts in this country is a microcosm of the state of the nation." (Andy Horowitz in the Atlantic)

A Lifetime of Struggle: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Blog Post
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
By Dudley Cocke
Fifty years ago this month, a quarter of a million people from across the United States peacefully marched on Washington D.C. for jobs and freedom. It was the biggest civil rights rally in the nation’s history, marked by M. L. King Jr.’s speech, "I Have a Dream." The next year Congress passed into law the 1964 Civil Rights Act , followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Art and Political Power

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
By Dudley Cocke
When we started touring nationally in 1978, we unexpectedly found ourselves looking out at a very different audience, one that appeared to represent only the wealthy slice of the host community. It didn’t bother us too much at first – we were full of ourselves – but as the 1980s rolled on and the nation’s income gap widened, we found ourselves facing a life-threatening artistic problem: now with no low-income and working class people in the house, our plays were becoming something we didn’t recognize as ours.

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