Holden Arts & Associates

From the late 1980's until the beginning of the 21st Century, Roadside Theater worked with Michael and Theresa Holden of Holden Arts & Associates (HAA) to create ground-breaking national Roadside tours and in-depth community cultural residencies, and to found the...


Though there has been a rich history in the U.S. of attempts to create a grassroots theater that is open to and reflective of the concerns of ordinary people, much of that history has been lost or obscured.

New York University Tisch School of the Arts undergraduate students immerse themselves in the creation of grassroots film, theater, audio, and photography at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY.

Higher Education Curriculum

This report attempts to capture a phenomenon in formation: the integration of community cultural development studies into higher education in the United States.

Walk Together Children

What happens when William and Mary College students and local residents explore Williamsburg's 1950's Civil Rights era history through the stories of local residents?

From 1990 to 1993, at Cornell University, Roadside developed and taught a course in popular theater and playwriting and hosted, with Cornell, a national symposium on popular theater.

 Roadside Theater, Junebug Productions, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and El Teatro de la Esperanza work with ASU and community groups to create original performing art focusing on untold stories.