In her personal statement, Professor Aku Kadogo remarks,
“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 practices.”
To learn more about the Spelman Cosby Chair in the Humanities and Aku Kadogo, visit Spelman.edu