Recent Grants

Theater & Musical Theater: FY 2016 Grants Panelists

Art Works I – Panel A
June 11, 2015

Paige M. Hernandez
Actress, Producer, Playwright, Choreographer
B-FLY Entertainment
Capitol Heights, MD

Laura L. Hope
Dramaturge, Director
Associate Professor of Theatre
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Ariane (Ari) B. Kassirer
Director of Special Projects
American Repertory Theater
Arlington, MA

Susan A. Loewenberg
Producing Director and Founder
L.A. Theatre Works
Los Angeles, CA

Prosser Stirling (Layperson)
Senior Director of International Relations
Oracle Corporation
Washington, DC

Gerard P. Stropnicky
Director, Playwright, Actor, Community Organizer
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Danville, PA

Art Works I – Panel B
June 11, 2015

Steven Eng
Performing Artist/Adjunct Instructor of Voice and Speech
New York University
Co-Founder, Actor-Director-Voice & Dialect Coach
National Asian Artists Project
Woodside, NY

Brendon S. Fox
Director, Assistant Professor of Drama
Washington College, Maryland
Chestertown, MD

Norena B. Gutierrez (Layperson)
Programs Manager – Non Profit
Freedom Center for Social Justice
Charlotte, NC

Brian Demar Jones
Theater Artist
Portland, OR

Antonio Jose Mercado
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Film & Video Production
College of Art & Media
University of Colorado, Denver
Denver, CO

Harvey Young  
Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Theatre
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Art Works I FY16 – Panel C
July 1, 2015

Steven Bianchi (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Sarasota, FL

Debbie Chinn
Executive Director
Carmel Bach Festival
Pebble Beach, CA

Ron De Jesús
Assistant Professor, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Adam Natale
Director, SVA Theatre
School of Visual Arts
Astoria, NY

Kenneth L. Roberson
Director, Choreographer, Playwright, Performance Artist
Professor of Practice, Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance Department
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Dave A. Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Austin, TX

Art Works I – Panel D
July 1, 2015

Jenny Ewing Allen (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Shepherdstown, WV

Meghann E. Babo-Shroyer
Director of Foundation and Government Relations
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Silver Spring, MD

Aaron Todd Douglas
Actor, Director
Acting Faculty
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Cameron M. Knight
Assistant Professor of Acting, School of Drama
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Marisela Trevino Orta
Playwright
San Francisco, CA

Seth Panitch
Director, Actor, playwright and screenwriter
Professor, Head of M.F.A. and B.A. Acting Programs
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

Art Works I – Panel E
July 9, 2015

Edward (Ed) Decker
Founder & Artistic Director
New Conservatory Theatre Center
San Francisco, CA

Caleb Hammons
Associate Producer, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Bard College
Brooklyn, NY

Kathy Hsieh
Actor, Playwright, Director, Producer
Cultural Partnerships & Grants Manager
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Seattle, WA

Tanya Mote
Associate Director
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center
Parker, CO

Heather Schmucker
Associate Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Michael Louis Vinson (Layperson)
National Account Manager
Schreiber Foods
Green Bay, WI

Art Works II – Panel A
November 17, 2015

Robert (Bob) Guth (Layperson)
Attorney
The Law Offices of Robert W. Guth, P.A.
Ellicott City, MD

Victor Maog
Artistic Director
Second Generation Productions (2g)
New York, NY

Jennifer (Jenn) McEwen
Managing Director
True Colors Theatre Company
Atlanta, GA

Rebecca Medrano
Co-founder and Executive Director
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Washington, DC

Andrew Volkoff
Artistic Director
About Face Theatre
Chicago, IL

Torange Yeghiazarian
Founding Artistic Director
Golden Thread Productions
Oakland, CA

Art Works II – Panel B
November 17, 2015

Marisela Barrera
Writer, Actor, Theater Director
San Antonio, TX

Amanda S. Carter-Jura (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Camas, WA

Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.
General Manager
Two River Theater
Red Bank, NJ

Mireya (Murry) Hepner
Producer, MainStreet Theatre Company
City of Rancho Cucamonga
Pasadena, CA

Jackie Taylor
Actor, Writer, Producer
Founder and Executive Director
Black Ensemble Theater
Chicago, IL

Art Works II – Panel C
November 19, 2015

Stephen Burdman
Artistic Director
New York Classical Theatre
New York, NY

Richard Franco (Layperson)
Head of Corporate Communications
Liquidnet, Inc.
Maplewood, NJ

Alexandra Meda
Freelance Director/Producer/Deviser
Artistic Director
Teatro Luna
San Carlos, CA

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

Michele Weathers
Managing Director, PlayMakers Repertory Company
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Raleigh, NC

Art Works II – Panel D
November 19, 2015

Amparo Garcia-Crow
Actor, Singer, Director, Playwright & Teaching Artist
Austin, TX

Obehi Janice
Actress, Writer, Comedian
Fox Foundation Fellow
Company One    
Medford, MA

Carol Ochs
Executive Director
The 52nd Street Project
New York, NY

Samuel Roberson
Actor
Artistic Director
Congo Square Theatre Company
Chicago, IL

Amy Selco (Layperson)
Vice President of Development
Meridian International Center
Silver Spring, MD

Diana Wyenn
Director, Choreographer, and Arts Advocate
Los Angeles, CA