Recent Grants

Theater: FY 2011 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A1
November 16-19, 2010

Lisa Bargas (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Minneapolis, MN

Walter Allen Bennett, Jr.
Writer, director, producer
Owner
W. Allen Bennett Productions, Inc.
Chatsworth, CA

Lenora Inez Brown
Dramaturg
Chicago, IL

Wendy C. Goldberg
Artistic Director, National Playwrights Conference
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Brooklyn, NY

Hillary Hart
General Manager
Dallas Theater Center
Richardson, TX

Van Kaplan
Executive Producer
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO)
Aspinwall, PA

Ricardo Khan
Co-founder and Creative Advisor
Crossroads Theatre Company
Hoboken, NJ

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

Laura Zam
Writer, Performer, Educator
Washington, DC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A2
November 19, 2010

Lisa Bargas (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Minneapolis, MN

Walter Allen Bennett, Jr.
Writer, director, producer
Owner
W. Allen Bennett Productions, Inc.
Chatsworth, CA

Hillary Hart
General Manager
Dallas Theater Center
Richardson, TX

Ricardo Khan
Co-founder and Creative Advisor
Crossroads Theatre Company
Hoboken, NJ

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

Laura Zam
Writer, Performer, Educator
Washington, DC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
December 7-10, 2010

Karen Baxter
Producer/Managing Director
Rites and Reason Theatre
Brown University
Foster, RI

Dwight Callaway (Layperson)
Director of Recruiting and Executive
Consultant
Shipley Associates, Inc.
Washington, DC

Alayne Hopkins
Actor
Program Coordinator
The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library
St. Paul, MN

John Killacky
Executive Director & Chief Executive
Officer
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
South Burlington, VT

Jerry Manning
Artistic Director
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Seattle, WA

Kristin Marting
Artistic Director
HERE
New York, NY

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

Carlos Murillo
Playwright
Assistant Professor, Head of Playwriting
The Theatre School
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

Heidi Reklis
General Manager
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2
December 10, 2010

Karen Baxter
Producer/Managing Director
Rites and Reason Theatre
Brown University
Foster, RI

Dwight Callaway (Layperson)
Director of Recruiting and Executive Consultant
Shipley Associates, Inc.
Washington, DC

Alayne Hopkins
Actor
Program Coordinator
The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library
St. Paul, MN

Jerry Manning
Artistic Director
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Seattle, WA

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

Access to Artistic Excellence - Panel A1
June 28-July 1, 2010

Robert Alexander
Playwright
Mitchellville, MD

Robert Booker
Executive Director
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix, AZ

Clinton Turner Davis
Dramaturg, Director, Arts Consultant
Associate Producer, New Federal Theater
Adjunct Associate Professor
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Becca Doten (Layperson)
Director of Communications
Los Angeles City Council District Seven
Los Angeles, CA

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

Gavin Lawrence
Actor, Composer, Playwright, Director, Educator
Chicago, IL

Whit MacLaughlin
Artistic Director
New Paradise Laboratories
Philadelphia, PA

Keryl McCord
Development Director
Alternate ROOTS
Alpharetta, GA

Kimberly Motes
Managing Director
Theater Latté Da
Plymouth, MN

Access to Artistic Excellence - Panel A2
June 28-July 1, 2010

Robert Alexander
Playwright
Mitchellville, MD

Robert Booker
Executive Director
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix, AZ

Clinton Turner Davis
Dramaturg, Director, Arts Consultant
Associate Producer, New Federal Theater
Adjunct Associate Professor
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Becca Doten (Layperson)
Director of Communications
Los Angeles City Council District Seven
Los Angeles, CA

Whit MacLaughlin
Artistic Director
New Paradise Laboratories
Philadelphia, PA

Keryl McCord
Development Director
Alternate ROOTS
Alpharetta, GA

Kimberly Motes
Managing Director
Theater Latté Da
Plymouth, MN

Access to Artistic Excellence - Panel B1
July 20-23, 2010

Timothy Bond
Producing Artistic Director
Syracuse Stage, Department of Drama
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Steven Bosacker (Layperson)
City Coordinator
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

William Christian
Actor, Dancer
Pasadena, CA

Grace Grillet
Managing Director
The People’s Light and Theatre Company
Havertown, PA

Aimée Hayes
Actor, Producer
Artistic Director
Southern Rep Theatre
New Orleans, LA

Ricky J. Martinez
Dancer, Choreographer
Artistic Director
New Theatre
Miami, FL

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

Art Rotch
Artistic Director
Perseverance Theater
Douglas, AK

Gwendolyn Whiteside
Fiction Writer, Actress
Producing Artistic Director
American Blues Theater
Chicago, IL

Access to Artistic Excellence - Panel B2
July 23, 2010

Steven Bosacker (Layperson)
City Coordinator
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

William Christian
Actor, Dancer
Pasadena, CA

Aimée Hayes
Actor, Producer
Artistic Director
Southern Rep Theatre
New Orleans, LA

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

Art Rotch
Artistic Director
Perseverance Theater
Douglas, AK

Gwendolyn Whiteside
Fiction Writer, Actress
Producing Artistic Director
American Blues Theater
Chicago, IL