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Dudley Cocke


North America, Kentucky

Dudley Cocke is artistic director of Roadside Theatre, an ensemble known for touring its original plays to communities across forty-five states and performing in cities from London to Los Angeles. In 2015, Dudley co-directed and co-wrote the book for the bi-lingual off-Broadway musical BETSY!, which he is currently preparing for national touring. His work often has a rural focus, considered unusual in the U.S.; for example, he directed ZUNI MEETS APPALACHIA for the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in New York City and Washington D.C., and WHY THE COWBOY SINGS for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Dudley has taught theatre at Cornell University and New York University, and consistently works as an advocate for democratic cultural values.