Recent Grants

Theater: FY 2018 Grants Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
June 15, 2017

Phil Esparza
Executive Producer
El Teatro Campesino
San Juan Bautista, CA

David Lozano
Executive Artistic Director
Cara Mia Theatre
Dallas, TX

James Palmarini
Director of Educational Policy
Educational Theatre Association
Cincinnati, OH

Francine Reynolds
Artistic Director
New Stage Theatre
Jackson, MS

Nikkole Salter
Actress/Playwright
Bloomfield, NJ

José Alberto Uclés (Layperson)
Hispanic Public Affairs Specialist
U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C.

Art Works - Panel B
June 15, 2017

Leslie Ishii
Founder/Co-Director
National Cultural Navigation Theatre Project
Los Angeles, CA

Dayron Miles
Director of Public Works Dallas
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas, TX

Art Works II - Panel A
Nov 09, 2017

Jenny Ewing Allen (Layperson)
Trustee/Arts Patron
Shepherdstown, WV

Dee Dee
Adjunct Professor
Ball State University
Chicago, IL

Meridith Burkus
Managing Director
Studio Theatre, Inc.
Washington, DC

Bari Newport
Producing Artistic Director
Penobscot Theatre Company
Bangor, ME

Michael Niegel Jason Smith
Artistic Director
Flea Theater, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Deborah Steinbuch
Producer, Arts Consultant
Alamo, CA

Art Works II - Panel B
Nov 09, 2017

Johance Atu Darko (Layperson)
Associate Director for Communications
Cornell School of Agriculture
Cornell University
Silver Spring, MD

Matt Gutschick
Artistic Director
Omaha Theater Company
Omaha, NE

T Loving
Actor/Technical Support/Grants Writer/Donor Development
Borderlands Theater Teatro Fronterizo, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Lisa Mount
Consultant
Alternate ROOTS, Inc.
Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Tiffany Owens
Professional Development Facilitator
Inner-City Arts
Pasadena, CA

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

Art Works II - Panel C
Nov 16, 2017

Victoria Murray Baatin
Associate Artistic Director
Mosaic Theater Company
Washington, DC

Paul Garrard (Layperson)
Student Loan Consultant
Founder and President
PGPresents, LLC
Shepherdstown, WV

Nataki Garrett
Associate Artistic Director
DCPA Theatre Company
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Lakewood, CO

Sara Guerrero
Artistic Director
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble
Santa Ana, CA

Jen Rogers
General Manager
Management
Playmakers Repertory Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Amy Wratchford
Managing Director
American Shakespeare Center
Staunton, VA

Art Works II - Panel D
Nov 16, 2017

Jose Antonio Cruz Rivera
Independent Arts Administration Consultant
Chicago, IL

Louis Delair (Layperson)
Federal Contractor
Merrifield, VA

Taneisha Duggan
Producing Associate
TheaterWorks, Inc.
Middletown, CT

Mitzi Maxwell
Executive Director
Mad Cow Theatre, Inc.
Orlando, FL

Jonathan McCrory
Director Of Theatre Arts
National Black Theatre Workshop, Inc.
New York, NY

Giovanni Ortega
Assistant Professor
Pomona College Department of Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

Martin Miller
Executive Director
TheatreSquared
Fayetteville, AR

Darleen Ortega (Layperson)
Judge
Oregon Court of Appeals
Portland, OR

Art Works - Panel C
July 6, 2017

Alana Arenas
Actor
Chicago, IL

Adam Immerwahr
Artistic Director
Theater J
Washington, D.C.

Ann Muse
Professor of Theatre Arts
Hendrix College
Conway, AR

Rosalba Rolon
Artistic Director
Pregones Theater
Bronx, NY

Paula Wenzl (Layperson)
Regional Business Specialist
State of Oregon
King City, OR

Art Works - Panel D
July 6, 2017

Judith Batty (Layperson)
Senior Attorney (Retired)
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Washington, D.C.

Henry Godinez
Director/Professor
Goodman Theatre/Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Sharon Graci
Artistic Director
PURE Theatre
Charleston, SC

Jane Jones
Education Director
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Catherine Rodriguez
Dramaturg
New Orleans, LA

Joe Wilson, Jr.
Actor
Trinity Repertory Company
Providence, RI