Waiting in the Wings
A welcome message for the Class of 2020 from Michael Cadden, Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
Filmed & edited by Zohar Lavi-Hasson, produced by the Lewis Center Office of Communications.
Michael Cadden is in his thirtieth year of teaching at Princeton. 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 has taught summer programs for high school teachers of English at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College at campuses in Vermont, Alaska, New Mexico, North Carolina and Oxford, England. 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 culture. In 2012, he became the chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts, an academic unit made up of the programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and the Princeton Atelier; the Lewis Center has been “designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience.” In 1993, he received Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.