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Nora Chipaumire

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Serving for the third year as a senior fellow, Zimbabwe-born nora chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa and the Black performing body for more than two decades.

Michael Keegan-Dolan

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As artistic director and founder of Teaċ Daṁsa, Michael Keegan-Dolan is considered one of Ireland’s most talented, challenging, and innovative choreographers, recognized for his ability to fuse the visual immediacy of dance with the narrative strength of theatre.

Melanie Hoopes

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Melanie Hoopes is a writer, director, and performer based in the state of New York who has created award-winning theatre on stage, screen, and for podcasts, and who will be creating new work that engages with the Fairfield University community.

Brett Bailey

Brett Bailey is a South African playwright, designer, director, installation artist, and the artistic director of the performance company THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT.

Ronald Jenkins

Ron Jenkins is a recipient of Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships. His prison theater work in Indonesia, Italy, and the U.S. has been supported by the R.F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, The Asian Cultural Council, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. Jenkins has written books on theater and social justice as well as articles for The New York Times, The Jakarta Post, and The Yale ISM Review.

Steven Rivellino

With credits that span the worlds of Broadway, London’s West End, broadcast television, concerts, and corporate events, Steven Rivellino is one of the most successful Executive Producers and Theatrical General Managers in the entertainment industry.