Recent Grants

Theater: FY 2010 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A1
June 29 – July 2, 2009

Sharon Brewer
Director of Education
Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA

James Lynes
Fundraising Professional
Philadelphia, PA

Kirk Lynn
Playwright
Founder and Co-Producing Director
Rude Mechanicals
Austin, TX

Richard Montoya
Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Writer
Culture Clash
Los Angeles, CA

Maria Striar
Performer
Producing Artistic Director
Clubbed Thumb
New York, NY

Jackie Taylor
Actress and Performer
Founder and Executive Director
Black Ensemble Theater
Chicago, IL

Chip Walton
Producing Artistic Director
Curious Theatre Company
Denver, CO

Mier Wolf (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Chevy Chase, MD

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A2
July 2, 2009

Sharon Brewer
Director of Education
Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA

James Lynes
Fundraising Professional
Philadelphia, PA

Kirk Lynn
Playwright
Founder and Co-Producing Director
Rude Mechanicals
Austin, TX

Richard Montoya
Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Writer
Culture Clash
Los Angeles, CA

Maria Striar
Performer
Producing Artistic Director
Clubbed Thumb
New York, NY

Jackie Taylor
Actress and Performer
Founder and Executive Director
Black Ensemble Theater
Chicago, IL

Mier Wolf (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Chevy Chase, MD

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
July 14 – July 16, 2009

Lisa Cordes
Playwright
Executive Director
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Kansas City, MO

Michael John Garcés
Playwright
Artistic Director
Cornerstone Theater Company
Los Angeles, CA

Kristin Marting
Artistic Director
HERE Arts Center
New York, NY

Jerry Rapier
Producing Director
Plan-B Theatre Company
Salt Lake City, UT

Ralph Remington (Layperson)
City Council Member
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Blake Robison
Producing Artistic Director
Round House Theatre
Bethesda, MD

Dave Steakley
Producer, Director, Choreographer
Producing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Austin, TX

James Still
Writer/Director
Seattle, WA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C1
July 17, 2009

Aimée Hayes
Artistic Director
Southern Rep
New Orleans, LA

Ralph Remington (Layperson)
City Council Member
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Dave Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Austin, TX

James Still
Writer/Director
Seattle, WA

Richard Whittington
Managing Director/Co-Founder
Triad Stage
Greensboro, NC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C2
July 17, 2009

Ralph Remington Satterthwaite (Layperson)
City Council Member
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Dave Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Austin, TX

James Still
Writer/Director
Seattle, WA

Richard Whittington
Managing Director/Co-Founder
Triad Stage
Greensboro, NC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2A
November 3-6, 2009

Criss Henderson
Executive Director
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Evanston, IL

Robb Hunt
Executive Producer
Village Theatre
Bellevue, WA

Baron Kelly
Actor
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Chapman University
Orange, CA

Benita Hofstetter Koman
Arts Consultant
BHK Arts Consultants, Inc.
Reedville, VA

Megan Monaghan
Freelance Dramaturg
New York, NY

Victoria Palefsky (Layperson)
Retired Management Consultant
Atlanta, GA

Danny Tamez
Community Arts Director
Monmouth County Arts Council
Neptune, NJ

Rhiana Yazzie
Playwright
St. Paul, MN

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2B1
December 8-11, 2009

Michael J. Bobbitt
Director, Choreographer, Performer
Producing Artistic Director
Adventure Theatre
Glen Echo, MD

Betsy Bolding (Layperson)
Director, Consumer Affairs
Tucson Electric Power/UniSource Energy
Tucson, AZ

Jeff Church
Producing Artistic Director
Coterie Theatre
Kansas City, MO

Henry Godinez
Director
Resident Artistic Associate
Goodman Theatre
Evanston, IL

Terry Greiss
Executive Director/Actor
Irondale Ensemble Project
Brooklyn, NY

P. Chil Kong
Director, Producer
Co-Artistic Director
Lodestone Theatre Ensemble
Los Angeles, CA

Ruth Mercado-Zizzo
Director of Education
Citi Performing Arts Center
Quincy, MA

Lisa Mount
Director, Producer
Director
Artistic Logistics (Consultants)
Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Denise Simone
Director, Playwright, Actor, Educator
Core Company Artist
Company of Fools
Bellevue, ID

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel #2B2
December 11, 2009

Michael J. Bobbitt
Director, Choreographer, Performer
Producing Artistic Director
Adventure Theatre
Glen Echo, MD

Betsy Bolding (Layperson)
Director, Consumer Affairs
Tucson Electric Power/UniSource Energy
Tucson, AZ

Terry Greiss
Executive Director/Actor
Irondale Ensemble Project
Brooklyn, NY

P. Chil Kong
Director, Producer
Co-Artistic Director
Lodestone Theatre Ensemble
Los Angeles, CA

Ruth Mercado-Zizzo
Director of Education
Citi Performing Arts Center
Quincy, MA

Denise Simone
Director, Playwright, Actor, Educator
Core Company Artist
Company of Fools
Bellevue, ID