Through a series of interviews, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts invites artists with diverse careers and experiences to reflect on how the creative process has helped them develop attributes of leadership such as vision, empathy, authenticity, persistence, patience, as well as the ability to listen deeply and to empower others.
Folk musician Abigail Washburn discusses cross-cultural collaboration, her love of the banjo and Chinese culture and the transition from studying law to becoming a musician.
Cliff Notez, artist, musician, filmmaker and co-founder of media production company HipStory, talks about the role of honesty in his artistic journey and pop icons who remain his leadership inspirations.
Lucia Lucas, baritone and rising opera star, explains how her focused commitment to her craft and career has kept her on a path of excellence that continues to open doors.
Pier Carlo Talenti interviews Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan, dancers, choreographers and co-directors of Culture Mill, a performing arts laboratory based in Saxapahaw, NC.
Pier Carlo Talenti interviews Paola Prestini, composer and co-founder and artistic director of National Sawdust, a Brooklyn-based arts institution and incubator.
Rob Kramer and Pier Carlo Talenti interview Jonah Bokaer, dancer, choreographer, visual artist and founder of the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and Jonah Bokaer Choreography.
Rob Kramer and Pier Carlo Talenti interview Lisa Wolpe, acclaimed Shakespearean actor, founder of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company, writer, director and producer.
Corey Madden interviews Tito Muñoz, Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony and former Music Director of Opéra National de Lorraine and the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy in France.