Recent Grants

Theater: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A July 8-11, 2008

David Adjmi
Playwright
Minneapolis, MN

Jennifer Bielstein
Managing Director
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Susan V. Booth
Artistic Director
Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA

Ann Gilbert (Layperson)
President
Ann Gilbert Associates, Inc.
Chevy Chase, MD

Malik Gillani
Executive Director
Gilloury Institute (aka Silk Road Theatre Project)
Chicago, IL

Aimee Hayes
Artistic Director
Southern Rep
New Orleans, LA

Jennifer Nelson
Director
Washington, DC

Michael Robertson
Managing Director
Lark Play Development Center
New York, NY

Mark Valdez
National Coordinator
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Los Angeles, CA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
July 25, 2008

Janet Allen
Artistic Director
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Indianapolis, IN

Alison Carey
Director, American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, OR

Debbie Chinn
Managing Director
California Shakespeare Theater
El Cerrito, CA

Max Ferrá
Stage Director, Producer, Teacher
Miami Beach, FL

Christopher T. Gates (Layperson)
Executive Director
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Denver, CO

Joseph Haj
Producing Artistic Director
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Dawn J. Helsing
Executive Director
Court Theatre
Chicago, IL

Aaron Jafferis
Writer
New Haven, CT

James King
Managing Director
Cherry Lane Theatre
New York, NY

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
July 25, 2008

Debbie Chinn
Managing Director
California Shakespeare Theater
El Cerrito, CA

Max Ferrá
Stage Director, Producer, Teacher
Miami Beach, FL

Christopher T. Gates (Layperson)
Executive Director
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Denver, CO

Joseph Haj
Producing Artistic Director
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A November 18-21, 2008

Catherine B. Deely (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Marketing & Communications Consultant
Washington, DC

Jean Kling
Director of Institutional Support
Center Theatre Group
Los Angeles, CA

Eugene Lee
Actor, Playwright,Theater Educator
Department of Theater and Dance
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Dawn E. McAndrews
Artistic Director
Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis
Clayton, MO

Paul Meshejian
Actor, Director, Educator
Artistic Director
PlayPenn
Philadelphia, PA

Suzette A. Porte
Associate Director
Ma-Yi Theater Company
New York, NY

Mario Ernesto Sanchez
Producing Artistic Director
Teatro Avante
Key Biscayne, FL

Timothy J. Shields
Managing Director
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Shorewood, WI

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B-1 December 16-18, 2008

Nancy Barnett
Actress
Managing Director
Florida Stage
Lake Worth, FL

Franchelle Stewart Dorn
Actress
Head, Acting Program
Department of Theatre and Dance
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Alberto Justiniano
Playwright
Artistic Director
Teatro del Pueblo
St. Paul, MN

Jason Loewith
Producer, Director, Writer
Artistic Director
Next Theatre Company
Washington, DC

Ilene Mack (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
New York, NY

Susan Medak
Managing Director
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Jose Mercado
Assistant Professor
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B-2 December 18, 2008

Nancy Barnett
Actress
Managing Director
Florida Stage
Lake Worth, FL

Franchelle Stewart Dorn
Actress
Head, Acting Program
Department of Theatre and Dance
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Ilene Mack (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
New York, NY

Jose Mercado
Assistant Professor
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel A1
May 21, 2009

Dean Gladden
Managing Director
Alley Theatre
Houston, TX

Aditi Kapil
Actress, Writer, Director
Minneapolis, MN

Deborah Landesman (Layperson)
Consultant
Community Consulting Consortium
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

Jennifer Nelson
Independent Theater Director
Artistic Programming Advisor
Ford’s Theatre
Washington, DC

Mark Valdez
National Coordinator
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Los Angeles, CA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel A2
May 21, 2009

Dean Gladden
Managing Director
Alley Theatre
Houston, TX

Deborah Landesman (Layperson)
Consultant
Community Consulting Consortium
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

Jennifer Nelson
Independent Theater Director
Artistic Programming Advisor
Ford’s Theatre
Washington, DC

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel A3
May 21, 2009

Dean Gladden
Managing Director
Alley Theatre
Houston, TX

Deborah Landesman (Layperson)
Consultant
Community Consulting Consortium
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel B1
May 22, 2009

Susan Booth
Artistic Director
Alliance Theater
Atlanta, GA

Debbie Chinn
Managing Director
CenterStage
Baltimore, MD

Harlan Haimes (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Highland Park, IL

James King
Managing Director
Cherry Lane Theatre
New York, NY

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel B2
May 22, 2009

Debbie Chinn
Managing Director
CenterStage
Baltimore, MD

Harlan Haimes (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Highland Park, IL

Chris Widdess
Managing Director
Penumbra Theatre
Minneapolis, MN

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Readers
(Readers who did not also serve as panelists)

Jessica L. Andrews
Executive Director
Arizona Theatre Company
Tucson, AZ

Jim Volz
Arts Consultant, Author, Producer
Professor, School of Theatre and Dance
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA