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Aku Kadogo was offered and

accepted the position as Director

of the Black Theatre Program at

Wayne State University (2006

-2011). As a Senior Lecturer she

taught World Performance Studies,

Black Dramatic Literature,

Introduction to Black Theater and

directed a wide range of plays and

performance works.

Aku was and remains an active

participant in the arts community

of Detroit. She served on the

founding Program Committee for

the Museum of Contemporary

Art Detroit (MOCAD), she was

Festival Director for the Connect

the Dots Festival (2006) at the

Heidelberg Project and continues

on in an advisory capacity today.

Aku collaborated with fellow

Detroit artists: poet jessica care

moore on God is not an

American Apollo Theatre in New

York (2009), and Mike Ellison from

AfroFlow. Most recently she

directed Booker T and Them by

Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist

Bill Harris for Art X Detroit (2013).