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