2011 Blashfield Address

Rocco Landesman

The 2011 Blashfield Address, titled The Play’s The Thing, was delivered by Rocco Landesman at the Ceremonial on May 18, 2011. Mr. Landesman has taught dramatic literature at Yale, produced several Broadway shows, and served as president of Jujamcyn, a company that owns and operates five Broadway theaters. Since 2009 he has served at chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Listen to the 2011 Blashfield Address, as well as the opening remarks by the Academy’s president J. D. McClatchy.

View the text of the 2011 Blashfield Address.