Theater: FY 2024 Grants Panelists

Theater – Grants for Arts Projects II Panel A
December 5, 2023

Tom Andre Bardwell
Program Director 
The Black Theatre Coalition
West Orange, NJ

Kelly Grenier (Layperson)
Assistant Professor of Politics
Assistant Professor
Emory & Henry College
Damascus, VA

Kara Riopelle
Managing Director
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Kima Whipple-Jackson
Visual Artist
Stockbridge, GA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
December 7, 2023

Kevin Lawler
Producing Artistic Director
Great Plains Theatre Commons
Omaha, NE

Elizabeth A. Olson
Freelance Nonprofit Finance consultant
San Francisco, CA

John Reilly (Layperson)
Economist (Retired)
Newry, ME

Monica Torres
Executive Artistic Director
Latinus Theater Experience Company, Inc.
Peninsula, OH

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
November 9, 2023

Frank Delaney
Managing Director
Perseverance Theatre, Inc.
Juneau, AK

Nicole Eutsey (Layperson)
Educational Consultant
Round Rock, TX

Shruthi Mukund
Director of Community Engagement 
Olney Theatre Corporation
Bethesda, MD

Evin Marie Rayford
Development Director
Porchlight Theatre Ensemble
Flossmoor, IL

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel D
November 14, 2023

Kevin Asselin
Executive Artistic Director
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Jerry L. Rapier
Artistic Director
Plan-B Theater Company
Salt Lake City, UT

Christina Yancy
Development Associate
St. Louis Black Repertory Company, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel E
November 14, 2023

Abigail Armato (Layperson)
Grants Coordinator
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Seattle, WA

Jasmine Jiang
Managing Director
Pig Iron Theatre Company
Philadelphia, PA

Robert McNichols
Concert Artist/Arts Educator
Visiting Professor of Music 
Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA

Naysan Mojgani
Associate Artistic Director 
Round House Theatre
Annandale, VA

Cathleen O'Malley
Theatre Artist & Administrator
Washington, DC

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel F
November 16, 2023

Kelbi Delaune (Layperson)
Coordinator of Research and Student Engagement
Biology Lecturer
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Jasmine Johnson
Self Employed – Producer
Washington, DC

Kappy Kilburn
Executive Director
Human Race, Inc.
Kettering, OH

Ryan McCurdy
Executive Artistic Director
Savannah Repertory Theatre
Virginia Beach, VA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel G
November 16, 2023

Erin Brothers
Grants Manager
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Lahaina, HI

Joey Davila
Freelance Director/Actor
Scottdale, GA

Brannon Evans
Project Service Specialist
Educational Theatre Association
Omaha, NE

Jacqueline Graham (Layperson)
Adjunct Lecturer
Franklin, IN

John Lanasa
U.S. Marketing Director 
Global Creatures
New York, NY

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A
July11, 2023

Marcus Hardrick
Advancement Assistant
Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc.
Owings, MD

Keegan Coletta Huckfeldt
Senior Production Manager
Englert Civic Theatre, Inc.
Coralville, IA

Gwendolyn (Wendy) Whiteside
Artistic Director
American Blues Theater
Cary, IL

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B
July 13, 2023

Sonya Donawa
Rentals Manager
The Grand Opera House
Event Coordinator
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc.
Townsend, DE

Jennifer Lankford (Layperson)
Alhambra, CA

Paul Marengo
Chief Executive Director
Promethean Fundraising
Development Director
DC Theater Arts Collaborative
Washington, DC

Jacqueline Schiffer
Director of Institutional Development
Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center
Princeton, NJ

Elaine Smith
Ph.D. Student, Theatre Maker
Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Theatre
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C
July 13, 2023

Tunisia Bowen
Fairburn, GA

Barb Bullock
Nonprofit Consultant
Sarasota, FL

Hope Chávez
Associate Producer
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association
Ashland, OR

William Cole (Layperson)
Assistant Vice President
University of Akron Advancement
Cleveland, OH

Stella Rothe
Freelance Dancer and Writer
Hazel Park, MI

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D
July 20, 2023

Melissa Bisagni
Visitor Services Specialist
National Museum of the American Indian
Museum Learning and Programs
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

Douglas Clayton (Layperson)
Managing Collaborator
Creative Evolutions
Oak Park, IL

Lynne D. Gugenheim
Grafton, VT

Andrea Tichy
Director of Marketing & Communications
Portland Opera Association, Inc.
Portland, OR

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E
July 20, 2023

Tracey Zerwig Ford
Director of Arts and Community Engagement
Hutchison School
Memphis, TN

Morgan Lee
Freelance Director
Hattiesburg, MS

Kallol Nandi
Partner and Chief Architect
Initechs LLC
Marietta, GA

LeeAnét Noble
Director of Equity and Belonging
Shakespeare Theatre
Artistic Director
Adventure Theatre MTC
Rockville, MD

Angela C. Pohlen (Layperson)
Executive Director
Catholic Academy of Bridgeport
Trumbull, CT

Kate St. Pierre
Director, Producer, Educator
Adjunct Professor
University & Community College System of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel F
July 25, 2023

Zachary Gutzwiler
Finance Aide
Arizona State University
Plano, IL

Justin Lucero
Artistic Director
El Paso Opera Company, Inc.
Professor, School of Drama
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Cherie Martin Irwin (Layperson)
Retired, former Arts Administrator
Rio Rancho, NM

Sloane A. L. Spencer
Production Manager
NYU's Tisch Drama Department
Brooklyn, NY

Heidi Temple
Teacher and Theatre Director
Prince George's County Public Schools
Laurel, MD

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel G
July 25, 2023

Ilima Considine
Composer, Director, Producer
Portland, OR

Elliot Fox
Elliot Fox - Arts Manager
Secaucus, NJ

Leda Hoffmann
Artistic Director
Contemporary American Theatre Company
(dba CATCO-Phoenix)
Columbus, OH

Moss Madigan (Layperson)
Investor Relations Director,
Venture Philanthropy Partners + Raise DC
Washington, DC

Leandro Zaneti
Atlanta, GA