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Theater & Musical Theater: FY 2017 Grants Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
June 16, 2016

Ekundayo Bandele
Founder & CEO
Hattiloo Theatre
Memphis, TN

Salina Chatlain
Assistant to the Artistic Director
Montana Repertory Theatre
Missoula, MT

Rick Dildine  
Artistic & Executive Director
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Nicholas Jonczak
Creative Producer
Philadelphia, PA

Elizabeth Portes        
Professional Director
Head of MFA Directing, The Theatre School
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

P. Adam Walsh (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Brooklyn, NY

Art Works - Panel B
June 16, 2016

Lois Copaken (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Mission Hills, KS

Snehal Desai
Artistic Director
East West Players
Los Angeles, CA

Seena Hodges
Senior Director- Marketing and Development
Theater Latte Da
Saint Paul, MN

Jacqueline Lawton
Playwright, Dramaturg
Assistant Professor of Theatre
UNC-Chapel Hill and PlayMakers Repertory Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Ralph Peña
Producing Artistic Director
Ma-Yi Theater Company
New York, NY

Emily Aguilar Thomas
Theatre Artist, Educator, and Scholar
Education and Outreach Director
Indigenous Cultures Institute
Austin, TX

Art Works - Panel C
June 30, 2016

Susan Burk (Layperson)
Laramie Project and Programs Specialist
The Matthew Shepard Foundation
Casper, WY

Kwofe Coleman    
Director of Marketing and Communications
Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis (The Muny)
Saint Louis, MO

Melissa Errico
Actor, Singer
New York, NY

Sharon Maroney    
Founding Producing Artistic Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Tigard, OR

Michael Price
Founding Artistic Director Emeritus
Goodspeed Musicals
Chester, CT

Anthony Rodriguez    
Producing Artistic Director
Aurora Theatre
Duluth, GA

Art Works – Panel D
July 7, 2016

Michelle Banks
Actor, Producer, Director, Choreographer, Educator
CEO
Mianba Productions
Washington, DC

Mashuq Deen
Theater Artist
New Dramatists Company Member
Brooklyn, NY

Bradley Delzer
Artistic Director and Performer
Ensemble Member
Theatre B
Carlisle, PA

Rafael Gallegos
Director, Writer
Albuquerque, NM

Michelle Hausman (Layperson)
Registered Behavior Technician
Verbal Beginnings
Fort Meade, MD

Elena Muslar
Program Assistant
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA

Art Works – Panel E
July 7, 2016

LaTeshia Ellerson
Development Director
True Colors Theatre Company
Austell, GA

Michel Hausmann
Artistic Director
Miami New Drama
Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Heather McPherson (Layperson)
Director of Advancement
Children’s Community School
Studio City, CA

Ricardo Pérez González
Playwright
Astoria, NY

Bradley Rothbart
Dramaturg and Theorist
Flourtown, PA

Hana Sharif
Playwright, Producer
Associate Artistic Director
Baltimore Center Stage
Baltimore, MD

Art Works II – Panel A
November 3, 2016

Corey Atkins    
Freelance Theatre Director
Long Island City, NY

David B. Byrd
Managing Director
Clarence Brown Theatre
Knoxville, TN

Elaiza Irizarry
Executive Director
Miami Theater Center, Inc.
Miami Shores, FL

Mike H. McIntyre (Layperson)
Passenger Service Agent
Delta Air Lines
Washington, DC

Nikki M. Weaver
Education Director
Portland Playhouse
Portland, OR

Sabra Williams
Director of Outreach and The Prison Project
The Actors’ Gang
Los Angeles, CA

Art Works II – Panel B
November 3, 2016

Pamela R. Bridgeforth (Layperson)
Director of Programs
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Philadelphia, PA

Marlon D. Deleon
Marketing Development Coordinator
South Bend Civic Theatre
Related Arts Teacher
Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
South Bend, IN

Bryan Lee
Director of Marketing & Communications
Round House Theatre
Washington, DC

Mustafa (Evren) Odcikin
Director of New Plays and Marketing
Golden Thread Productions
San Francisco, CA

Kyoung H. Park
Artistic Director
Kyoung’s Pacific Beat
Brooklyn, NY

Art Works II - Panel C
November 9, 2016

Torrie J. Allen
Director of Development
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, OR

Michael I. Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

Joseph (Joe) S. Barros
Director/Choreographer
Artistic Director
New York Theatre Barn
Astoria, NY

Maggie A. Boland
Managing Director
Signature Theatre
Washington, DC

Orlando G. Morales
Musician, Songwriter, Educator
Director of Rising Star Project and Internships
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Seattle, WA

Pamela Robinson (Layperson)
Founder/President
The Robinson Company
Santa Monica, CA

Art Works II - Panel D
November 10, 2016

Adrian Budhu
Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
Theatre Communications Group
New York, NY

Jeffrey C. Herrmann
Managing Director
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Seattle, WA

Shayla J. Roland
Special Programming Manager
Ford’s Theatre
Arlington, VA

Elizabeth Y. Rounsavall (Layperson)
Director of Research & Analytics
Chrysalis Ventures
Louisville, KY

Kinan Valdez
Producing Artistic Director
El Teatro Campesino
San Juan Bautista, CA

Preston A. Whiteway
Executive Director
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
New London, CT

Art Works II - Panel E
November 10, 2016

Micaela (Mica) Garcia de Benavidez
Organizational Manager/Company Manager/Education Director
Su Teatro
Denver, CO

Marshall Jones
Producing Artistic Director
Crossroads Theatre Company
Associate Professor of Theater Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers University
North Brunswick, NJ

Heather Randall Lewis (Layperson)
Chairman
Tony Randall Theatrical Fund
New York, NY

David M. Schmitz
Executive Director
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Chicago, IL

Anita C. Stewart
Executive & Artistic Director
Portland Stage
Portland, ME

Eric Ting
Artistic Director
California Shakespeare Theater
Berkeley, CA