Executive Director at Community Performance International
CPI is a nonprofit and the leading organization in community performance in the U.S. It is the founding organization of the Story Bridge method. CPI has collaborated with numerous communities and organizations in the U.S. and worldwide to produce performances that use storytelling and theater to build community rapport, aid conflict resolution, and promote collective peace-building actions. Featured productions including Swamp Gravy of Colquitt, Georgia, Scrap Mettle SOUL of Chicago, Illinois, The Intergenerativity Project of Cleveland, Ohio, Harmony in the Hills of Clay County, Kentucky, Songs of Tang Hulu of Beijing, China, and Un Caminho Sobre O Muro of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, etc. Our partners include Thriving Communities of Seattle, Washington, The Intergenerational School of Cleveland, Ohio, Vibrant Communities of Beijing, China, Berea College, etc. Sponsors of Story Bridge projects include OXFAM, National Endowment for the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. etc.