Recent Grants

Theater: FY 2011 Grants Panelists



Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A1

November 16-19, 2010

Lisa Bargas (Layperson)

Arts Patron

Minneapolis, MN

Walter Allen Bennett, Jr.

Writer, director, producer

Owner

W. Allen Bennett Productions, Inc.

Chatsworth, CA

Lenora Inez Brown

Dramaturg

Chicago, IL

Wendy C. Goldberg

Artistic Director, National Playwrights Conference

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Brooklyn, NY

Hillary Hart

General Manager

Dallas Theater Center

Richardson, TX



Van Kaplan

Executive Producer

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO)

Aspinwall, PA

Ricardo Khan

Co-founder and Creative Advisor

Crossroads Theatre Company

Hoboken, NJ

Mario Ernesto Sanchez

Actor, Playwright

Producing Artistic Director

Teatro Avante

Key Biscayne, FL

Laura Zam

Writer, Performer, Educator

Washington, DC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A2

November 19, 2010

Lisa Bargas (Layperson)

Arts Patron

Minneapolis, MN

Walter Allen Bennett, Jr.

Writer, director, producer

Owner

W. Allen Bennett Productions, Inc.

Chatsworth, CA

Hillary Hart

General Manager

Dallas Theater Center

Richardson, TX

Ricardo Khan

Co-founder and Creative Advisor

Crossroads Theatre Company

Hoboken, NJ

Mario Ernesto Sanchez

Actor, Playwright

Producing Artistic Director

Teatro Avante

Key Biscayne, FL

Laura Zam

Writer, Performer, Educator

Washington, DC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B1

December 7-10, 2010

Karen Baxter

Producer/Managing Director

Rites and Reason Theatre

Brown University

Foster, RI

Dwight Callaway (Layperson)

Director of Recruiting and Executive

Consultant

Shipley Associates, Inc.

Washington, DC

Alayne Hopkins

Actor

Program Coordinator

The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library

St. Paul, MN

John Killacky

Executive Director & Chief Executive

Officer

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

South Burlington, VT

Jerry Manning

Artistic Director

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle, WA

Kristin Marting

Artistic Director

HERE

New York, NY

Richard Montoya

Director, Writer, Performer

Co-Founder

Culture Clash

Los Angeles, CA

Carlos Murillo

Playwright

Assistant Professor, Head of Playwriting

The Theatre School

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

Heidi Reklis

General Manager

PlayMakers Repertory Company

Chapel Hill, NC

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B2

December 10, 2010

Karen Baxter

Producer/Managing Director

Rites and Reason Theatre

Brown University

Foster, RI

Dwight Callaway (Layperson)

Director of Recruiting and Executive Consultant

Shipley Associates, Inc.

Washington, DC

Alayne Hopkins

Actor

Program Coordinator

The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library

St. Paul, MN

Jerry Manning

Artistic Director

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle, WA

Richard Montoya

Director, Writer, Performer

Co-Founder

Culture Clash

Los Angeles, CA

Access to Artistic Excellence - Panel A1

June 28-July 1, 2010

Robert Alexander

Playwright

Mitchellville, MD

Robert Booker

Executive Director

Arizona Commission on the Arts

Phoenix, AZ



Clinton Turner Davis

Dramaturg, Director, Arts Consultant

Associate Producer, New Federal Theater

Adjunct Associate Professor

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

Becca Doten (Layperson)

Director of Communications

Los Angeles City Council District Seven

Los Angeles, CA

Joseph Haj

Actor, Director

Producing Artistic Director

PlayMakers Repertory Company

Chapel Hill, NC

Gavin Lawrence

Actor, Composer, Playwright, Director, Educator

Chicago, IL

Whit MacLaughlin

Artistic Director

New Paradise Laboratories

Philadelphia, PA

Keryl McCord

Development Director

Alternate ROOTS

Alpharetta, GA

Kimberly Motes

Managing Director

Theater Latté Da

Plymouth, MN

Access to Artistic Excellence - Panel A2

June 28-July 1, 2010

Robert Alexander

Playwright

Mitchellville, MD

Robert Booker

Executive Director

Arizona Commission on the Arts

Phoenix, AZ



Clinton Turner Davis

Dramaturg, Director, Arts Consultant

Associate Producer, New Federal Theater

Adjunct Associate Professor

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

Becca Doten (Layperson)

Director of Communications

Los Angeles City Council District Seven

Los Angeles, CA

Whit MacLaughlin

Artistic Director

New Paradise Laboratories

Philadelphia, PA

Keryl McCord

Development Director

Alternate ROOTS

Alpharetta, GA

Kimberly Motes

Managing Director

Theater Latté Da

Plymouth, MN

Access to Artistic Excellence - Panel B1

July 20-23, 2010

Timothy Bond

Producing Artistic Director

Syracuse Stage, Department of Drama

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Steven Bosacker (Layperson)

City Coordinator

City of Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

William Christian

Actor, Dancer

Pasadena, CA

Grace Grillet

Managing Director

The People’s Light and Theatre Company

Havertown, PA

Aimée Hayes

Actor, Producer

Artistic Director

Southern Rep Theatre

New Orleans, LA

Ricky J. Martinez

Dancer, Choreographer

Artistic Director

New Theatre

Miami, FL

Jerry Rapier

Producing Director

Plan-B Theatre Company

Salt Lake City, UT

Art Rotch

Artistic Director

Perseverance Theater

Douglas, AK



Gwendolyn Whiteside

Fiction Writer, Actress

Producing Artistic Director

American Blues Theater

Chicago, IL

Access to Artistic Excellence - Panel B2

July 23, 2010

Steven Bosacker (Layperson)

City Coordinator

City of Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

William Christian

Actor, Dancer

Pasadena, CA

Aimée Hayes

Actor, Producer

Artistic Director

Southern Rep Theatre

New Orleans, LA

Jerry Rapier

Producing Director

Plan-B Theatre Company

Salt Lake City, UT

Art Rotch

Artistic Director

Perseverance Theater

Douglas, AK



Gwendolyn Whiteside

Fiction Writer, Actress

Producing Artistic Director

American Blues Theater

Chicago, IL