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Bob Leonard

Bob Leonard is a theatre maker, writer, and teacher at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

Bob Leonard is a theatremaker, writer, and teacher at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He directs the MFA program in Directing and Public Dialogue. His work includes ensemble developed new plays and events as an expression of the public voice; and interactive theater techniques in partnership with local initiatives on race to generate, express, and animate public dialogue and civic imagination. He is the founding artistic director of The Road Company, an ensemble based in Johnson City, Tennessee -1975 to 1998. He co-founded the Community Arts Network (CAN) and is a founding board member of Alternate ROOTS and the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET).  He is project director of the VTArtWorks Initiative to construct an on-line resource for and with the field of grass-roots and community-based art making aimed at advancing social and economic justice.