Aku Kadogo was the Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA for 2014-2015 and joins the faculty of Spelman
College in August 2015.
“I began my career in the theatre on Broadway. I have pursued the possibilities of
how theatre arts can contribute to the well being of our society and perhaps make
for greater understanding between us all.
I have traveled extensively to far reaching places such as the central desert of
Australia, Papua New Guinea, Dakar, Senegal; Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Havana, Cuba;
Bali, Indonesia, Seoul, South Korea. My works incorporate influences from my
travels. I source information from the people I’ve met, and the intimate moments
I’ve had eating, dancing, laughing and sharing stories across language lines.
I love language, words, music., popular culture, ancient culture, nature. I like
exploring conflicts and decay and the possibility for hope inside of that.
My interests are people, language, cities, our relationship to the environment and
how theatre forms might inspire the wider community into action through creative
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