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Michael Cadden is Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. He is in his thirtieth year of teaching at Princeton, and for nineteen of those years he served as Director of the Program in Theater (which was for many years the Program in Theater and Dance). He began his career at the Yale School of Drama, as a dramaturg at the Yale Rep under Lloyd Richards and as a lecturer in the dramaturgy, directing, and acting programs at the Drama School. Since 1981, he’s taught summer programs for high school teachers of English at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. In 2003, he happily helped inaugurate the Roger S. Berlind Theater -- ten years in the planning and the jewel in the crown of Princeton’s performing arts community. His areas of interest include Modern and Contemporary Theater, Shakespeare in Performance, and Australian literature and theater. In 1993, he was honored to receive Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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