Professor Lisa Gaye Dixon

This week Dean Kevin Hamilton talks with Professor Lisa Gaye Dixon,  Producer and Chair of the Acting Program in the Department of Theatre. Asked about what work she’s been drawing inspiration from lately, Lisa shared two examples – the 1977 song “Nantucket Island” from singer-songwriter Willie Wright, and the poem “When Death Comes” by Mary Oliver.

Listen to the interview below, or follow the transcript here.

Willie Wright and Mary Oliver

    • Poet Mary Oliver passed just last year; you can read her poem “When Death Comes” in the memorial at this link.
    • You can listen to the Willie Wright song we discussed here, courtesy of Chicago’s Numero Group.