The Fellows Address has been popular at meetings of the College since 1975. Since the College held no meetings 1987-1988, there were no addresses those years and there were none in 1989, 1998, 1999, and 2015. At the annual meeting in 2000 a new name was introduced─The Roger L. Stevens Address. As the founding chairman of the Kennedy Center, Stevens had always been very supportive of the College. After his death in 1998, it seemed fitting to honor him. Fellow Ralph Allen presented the First Annual Roger L. Stevens Address, The Rhythm, Style and Meaning of Jokes.

Below is a list of the Fellows who spoke (in alphabetical order), abbreviated titles of their speeches, and the year they presented.
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Ralph Allen – At My Mother’s Knee (1977)

Ralph Allen – Meaning of Jokes (2000)

Bernard Beckerman – A Great Divide (1979)

Oscar Brockett – Power, Censorship (1993)

Oscar Brockett – The American Theatre 1961-86 (1986)

Oscar Brockett – Work of Lilian Baylis (2001)

James Butler – Theatre History, Fiction & Facts (1975)

Helen Chinoy – Theare of the Thirties (1982)

Douglas Cook – Theatre Adventures (2003)

Martha Coigney – Saving the World (2007)

Robert Corrigan – Theatre in Search of a Fix (1983)

Bernard Dukore – What’s New (1984)

Jill Dolan – Moving the Body Politic (2014)

Harry Elam – The Theater Scholar (2013)

Richard Fallon – Image of Magnificence (1990)

Gerald Freedman – My Life in Art (2008)

James Hatch – African American Theatre (2004)

Barnard Hewitt – Comic Acting on 19th Century Stage (1977)

Erroll Hill – Caribbean Theatre (1991)

Norris Houghton – Looking Backward (1981)

Jorge Huerta – Challenges & Responsibilities (2009)

Jerome Lawrence – A Playwright’s Journey (1994)

Monroe Lippman – Actor Training (1978)

Romulus Linney – Theatre (2005)

William Ivey Long – My Life in Theatre (2010)

Brooks McNamara – Day of Jubilee (1997)

Richard Moody – The American Theatre 1936-61 (1986)

Charlotte Motter – Values in Theatre (1980)

Jack O’Brien – The View from the Trenches (2011)

Vera Roberts – 19th Century Women Managers (1992)

Robert Schenkkan – Holding the Mirror Up to Nature (2016)

Edward Stern – American History & Culture (2012)

Jennifer Tipton – My Life and the Art of Lighting (2006)

Frank Whiting – Theatre and the Liberal Arts (1985)

Margaret Wilkerson – Lorraine Hansberry (1995)

Margaret Wilkerson – Reflections Post September 11 (2002)

Henry Williams – Tragic Ritual and the Hero (1976)