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Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Shakespeare’s World and Ours.

Acting and Autism

A young professional autistic actor makes his difference work on the stage

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Headshot of Jan Beatty

Photo courtesy of Jan Beatty.

Poet

The poetry of the working class.

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Headshot Gary Burton

Photo by Jimmy Katz

2016 NEA Jazz Master and Vibraphonist

One of the great jazz virtuosos take us through his musical journey.

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Headshot of Wendy Oxenhorn

Photo by Francesco Pini

2016 NEA Jazz Master and Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America

Keeping the music alive and the musicians playing.

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Headshot of Johnnetta Cole

photo credit: Jessica Suworoff, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

Director of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art

Dr. Cole’s mission is to inspire a love of art especially in girls from under-represented communities.

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Belinda McKeon headshot.

Photo by  Alen MacWeeney

Novelist and playwright

In her novels, Solace and Tender, she paints an unsentimental picture of Ireland.

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Headshot of Akua Kouyate-Tate

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap

Senior Director of Education at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap is integrating art with fundamental science and math learning for young children and the data show significant results.

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headshot of Kirsten Greenidge

Photo courtesy of Kirsten Greenidge

Playwright and former NEA/TCG award-winner

In her new work Baltimore, playwright Kirsten Greenidge grapples with the issue of race on college campuses.

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Archie Shepp

Photo by Monette Berthommier

2016 NEA Jazz Master, Saxophonist, and Composer

Archie Shepp shares his musical biography—and his thoughts about the legacy of African-American music.

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Faces of two african american male twins

Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills. Photo courtesy of the Delaware Division of the Arts

The Twin Poets Laureate of Delaware

Poets and social workers, the twins’ primary audience have been Wilmington’s underserved children.

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Rashod Ollison

Photo by Hyunsoo Leo Kim

Cultural Critic and Memoirist

In his memoir Soul Serenade, Ollison describes how music was a lifeline during a difficult upbringing.

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Lynn Nottage

Photo courtesy of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Playwright

Giving voice to the human cost of workers without work.

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Harrell Fletcher

Photo courtesy of Harrell Fletcher

Artist

Harrell Fletcher shares his passion for social practice—creative projects in communities that are by, for, and of the residents.

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John Adams head shot

Photo by Christine Alicino

Composer, Conductor, and 2009 NEA Opera Honoree

Creating American music that’s intense, sensual, and meaningful.

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