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Theater & Musical Theater: FY 2015 Grants Panelists

Art Works I, Panel A1
June 12, 2014

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

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

Cecil O'Neal (Layperson)
Professor Emeritus
Dallas, TX

Gerard Stropnicky
Founding Member, Emeritus
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Danville, PA

Christina Widdess
Managing Director
Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Jade Wu
Executive Director
Golden Phoenix Productions, Inc.
Jackson Heights, NY

Art Works I, Panel A2
June 12, 2014

Panelists' Affiliations

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

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

Cecil O'Neal (Layperson)
Professor Emeritus
Dallas, TX

Gerard Stropnicky
Founding Member, Emeritus
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Danville, PA

Jade Wu
Executive Director
Golden Phoenix Productions, Inc.
Jackson Heights, NY

Art Works I, Panel B
June 12, 2014

Raymond Bobgan
Executive Artistic Director
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

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

Ericka Ratcliff
Actor, Associate Artistic Director
Congo Square Theatre
Upper Marlboro, MD

Sean San José
Program Director, Performance Program
Intersection for the Arts
Berkeley, CA

Steven Sapp
Playwright, Actor
Universes
Ashland, OR

Prosser Stirling
Sr. Director, International Relations, Government Affairs
Oracle Corporation
Washington, DC

Art Works I, Panel C1
July 2, 2014

Aaron Carter
Director of New Play Development
Steppenwolf Theatre
Chicago, IL

Leilani Chan
Artistic Director
TeAda Productions
Los Angeles, CA

Melanie Ferguson (Layperson)
Director, Special Projects
Matthews Southwest
Dallas, TX

Matthew Glassman
Executive Director/Core Actor
Double Edge Theatre
Ashfield, MA

Ashley Sparks
Theater Director
Freelance
New Orleans, LA

Ivan Talijancic
Founder and Artistic Co-Director
WaxFactory
New York, NY

Art Works I, Panel C2
July 2, 2014

Aaron Carter
Director of New Play Development
Steppenwolf Theatre
Chicago, IL

Leilani Chan
Artistic Director
TeAda Productions
Los Angeles, CA

Melanie Ferguson (Layperson)
Director, Special Projects
Matthews Southwest
Dallas, TX

Matthew Glassman
Executive Director/Core Actor
Double Edge Theatre
Ashfield, MA

Ashley Sparks
Theater Director
Freelance
New Orleans, LA

Art Works I, Panel D1
July 2, 2014

Curt Columbus
Artistic Director
Trinity Repertory Company
Pawtucket, RI

Eugene Lee
Artist-in-Residence, Artistic Director
Black and Latino Playwright's Conference
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Ronald Limoges (Layperson)
Retired Organizational and Philanthropic Consultant
Philanthropic Alternatives, LLC
Alameda, CA

Alisha Tonsic
Managing Director
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Portland, OR

Eddie Torres
Freelance Stage Director
Chicago, IL

Art Works I, Panel D2
July 2, 2014

Curt Columbus
Artistic Director
Trinity Repertory Company
Pawtucket, RI

Eugene Lee
Artist-in-Residence, Artistic Director
Black and Latino Playwright's Conference
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Ronald Limoges (Layperson)
Retired Organizational and Philanthropic Consultant
Philanthropic Alternatives, LLC
Alameda, CA

Eddie Torres
Freelance Stage Director
Chicago, IL

Art Works II, Panel A1
November 18, 2014

Shera Clark (Layperson)
Manager, Nonprofit Sector
Center for Creative Leadership
Greensboro, NC

Tim Dang
Producing Artistic Director
East West Players
Los Angeles, CA

Jan Hacha
Managing Director
Amas Musical Theatre
New York, NY

Laura Hope
Associate Professor of Theatre
Co-chair Women's Studies Minor Committee
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Olga Sanchez
Artistic Director
Milagro
Portland, OR

Art Works II, Panel A2
November 18, 2014

Shera Clark (Layperson)
Manager, Nonprofit Sector
Center for Creative Leadership
Greensboro, NC

Tim Dang
Producing Artistic Director
East West Players
Los Angeles, CA

Laura Hope
Associate Professor of Theatre
Co-chair Women's Studies Minor Committee
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Olga Sanchez
Artistic Director
Milagro
Portland, OR

Art Works II, Panel B
November 18, 2014

Cecelia Aragon
Director of Theatre Education, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

Jim Bennett (Layperson)
Columnist
Deseret News
Sandy, UT

Allison Mays
Associate Director of Advancement
Barter Theatre
Abingdon, VA

Randolph (Randy) Reyes
Artistic Director
Mu Performing Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Abigail Vega
Producer, Latina/o Theatre Commons
Director of the Artistic Collective, Teatro Luna
San Antonio, TX

Art Works II, Panel C
November 20, 2014

Tre Garrett
Artistic Director
Jubilee Theatre
Fort Worth, TX

Norena Gutierrez (Layperson)
Product Specialist, Honda of Concord
Executive Director, Madrina Fina, The Fairy Godmother
Charlotte, NC

Jared Mezzochi
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Freelance Projections Designer
University of Maryland
Washington, DC

Chantal Rodriguez
Programming Director/Literary Manager and Adjunct Professor of Theatre
Los Angeles Theatre Center
Los Angeles, CA

Madeline Sayet
Director (Freelance)
New York, NY

Art Works II, Panel D
November 20, 2014

Tre Garrett
Artistic Director
Jubilee Theatre
Fort Worth, TX

Norena Gutierrez (Layperson)
Product Specialist, Honda of Concord
Executive Director, Madrina Fina, The Fairy Godmother
Charlotte, NC

Jared Mezzochi
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Freelance Projections Designer
University of Maryland
Washington, DC

Chantal Rodriguez
Programming Director/Literary Manager and Adjunct Professor of Theatre
Los Angeles Theatre Center
Los Angeles, CA

Art Works II, Panel E
November 20, 2014

Tre Garrett
Artistic Director
Jubilee Theatre
Fort Worth, TX

Norena Gutierrez (Layperson)
Product Specialist, Honda of Concord
Executive Director, Madrina Fina, The Fairy Godmother
Charlotte, NC

Jared Mezzochi
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Freelance Projections Designer
University of Maryland
Washington, DC

Art Works II, Panel F
November 20, 2014

Tre Garrett
Artistic Director
Jubilee Theatre
Fort Worth, TX

Norena Gutierrez (Layperson)
Product Specialist, Honda of Concord
Executive Director, Madrina Fina, The Fairy Godmother
Charlotte, NC

Chantal Rodriguez
Programming Director/Literary Manager and Adjunct Professor of Theatre
Los Angeles Theatre Center
Los Angeles, CA

Madeline Sayet
Director (Freelance)
New York, NY

Art Works II, Panel G
November 20, 2014

Ifa Bayeza
Playwright, Novelist
Visiting Senior Lecturer and Distinguished Artist-in-Residence
Department of Africana Studies
Brown University
Providence, RI

Malik Gillani
Executive Director
Silk Road Rising
Chicago, IL

Adrien-Alice Hansel
Literary Director
Studio Theatre
Washington, DC

Mehr Mansuri
Executive Artistic Director
Children's Theatre Company
New York, NY

Stephen McCormick
Director of Education & Outreach
La Jolla Playhouse
San Diego, CA

Glenn Voss (Layperson)
Marilyn and Leo Corrigan Endowed Professor of Marketing
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX