Director, Arts in a Changing America, California Institute of the Arts
Roberta Uno is director of Arts in a Changing America, based at California Institute of the Arts. She was an arts and culture program officer at the Ford Foundation from 2002 to 2015. From 1979 to 2002, she was founder and artistic director of New WORLD Theater, dedicated to the work of artists of color at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a professor of directing and dramaturgy in the UMass Theater Department. Uno’s publications include The Color of Theater: Race, Culture, and Contemporary Performance and Unbroken Thread: Plays by Asian American Women. Recipient of numerous awards, she was inducted into the College of American Theater Fellows in 2014.