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Chad Bradford

Chad Bradford
BA in Theatre, University of Central Arkansas

Area(s) of Interest: Music, TV/film, Visual arts, Fine arts, Performing arts, Theatre, Photography, Arts/music festivals, Nonprofit work, Entrepreneurship, Arts Activism and Education

Experience: Founder and Director of Voices UnCaged, a program dedicated to theatre education in correctional facilities; Associate Artistic Director of Shake on the Lake Theatre Company, a company dedicated to new works, puppetry, and bringing Shakespeare to underserved rural communities in western New York.

Ideal job in 10 Years: Artistic Director/Founder of Global arts outreach organization

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? I wanted to fill in the gaps in my experience as a creative leader. A desire to learn how to navigate funding, development, and large creative organizations led me to the program.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? The internship and ability to learn from those who are already doing the work I long to do is of particular interest. The Understanding Creative Industries class also looks like it will address many of the road blocks I’m currently encountering.

If you could have lunch with anyone person (living or dead) who would it be? Can I have three answers? 1. Barak Obama 2. Shakespeare 3. I’d love a place at the table at the last supper.

Where are you from? Little Rock, AR