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Arts Industry News - October 9, 2022 Suzan-Lori Parks, World Premiere of Harrison David Rivers’ Weathering, AT Editor Round Up, American Theatre Not "For Us"?
"For having the vision to plan programming to amplify works of diversity and reflect stories of the Global Majority at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Nataki Garrett has received vicious harassments to the level of death threats."
ALJP EXTENDS OUR FULL SUPPORT TO NATAKI GARRET of OSF. For having the vision to plan programming to amplify works of diversity and reflect stories of the Global Majority at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Nataki Garrett has received vicious harassments to the level of death thr...
"“I want to sing the songs for the people, and have them remember who they are,” said the playwright Suzan-Lori Parks"
Suzan-Lori Parks Is on Broadway, Off Broadway and Everywhere Else The first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in drama has four shows this season. “If you can hear the world singing, it’s your job to write it down,” she said.
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City seeks a collaborative and creative leader to join the team and spearhead the organization’s fundraising efforts as Director of Development.
The Development Director must lead with a robust fundraising strategy for both La MaMa’s Annual Fund, and its Capital Campaign. The Director of Development is responsible for conceiving and implementing a comprehensive development strategy to achieve organizational fundraising goals.
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Rattlestick Theater seeks a bold, imaginative, and boundary-breaking Artistic Director (AD) to build upon the theatre’s legacy and lead the organization into the future!
"Since 1994, Rattlestick Theater has produced diverse, challenging, provocative plays while fostering the future voices of the American theater. Now in our 28th year, the company is focused on energetic theater that responds to the complexities of our culture in conversation with community partners. Our mission is to produce ambitious plays to inspire empathy and provoke conversation that will lead to positive social change. "
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"The search for Topol’s replacement is being led by ALJP Consulting, a firm that aims to create and foster more diverse and inclusive spaces for both artists and administrators."
Rattlestick Artistic Director Daniella Topol to Step Down for Nursing Career She’ll leave the theatre after leading it for 7 years, in a career change inspired in part by a play she staged there, Cusi Cram’s ‘Novenas for a Lost Hospital.’
Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, CA, seeks a leader to join a team of talented staff, artists, and board members in the role of Director of Education & Community Partnerships.
The Director of Education and Community Partnerships (E&CP) will be invigorated by the role of arts education, community collaboration and mutual learning, Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (AREDIA) work, as well as CTG’s mission. They will have experience in the arts education center and have a relationship to Los Angeles communities and partnership work.
"Jones, Producing Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem recently made one of his frequent appearances on In Godfrey We Trust and provided the true and controversial narrative of the leadership changes that took place in 2009."
How Actor Ty Jones Came Into POWER at CTH VIDEO: Godfrey and Actor Ty Jones talk about the controversial events that lead to the former owners of the Classical Theater of Harlem to step down, and Ty Jones to step up.
News from Penumbra Theatre, The International African American Museum, and Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke star on Broadway...
ARTS INDUSTRY NEWS - SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 News from Penumbra Theatre, The International African American Museum, and Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke star on Broadway...
"The theatre is revising their mission statement to include their goal to deepen their impact from their local community to become a national leader in racial healing."
New Leadership Seals Penumbra’s Evolution Into Racial Healing Center The historic Minnesota org has added 3 new leaders: Chris Berry as arts director, Christine Smith as equity director, and Camille Cyprian as wellness director.
The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center in NYC (PAC) seeks an inaugural Project Director for The Democracy Cycle, a project of Galvan Center for the Common Good and the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. To commission and develop 25 new works in theater, opera, dance, and music that explore the nature of democracy over the course of five years (2022 - 2026).
DEADLINE OCTOBER 7th, 2022
"Indeed, one of the most common things we heard from leaders of color was that they felt “called” to their work. Some spoke about being driven by a desire to address challenges that they themselves or their community experienced. Others talked about the desire to create new definitions of what good can look like for future generations. The motivation of collective success and the accountability it brings are strengths that these leaders can bring to any work they do."
Lessons on Leadership and Community from 25 Leaders of Color The specific attributes that leaders of color bring can be the key to unlocking great leadership — for everyone. To better understand the relationship between leadership and identity, the authors talked to 25 leaders of color across the social sector and drew on their client work. Their research i...
"Richardson Jackson has revered The Piano Lesson ever since she saw her husband play Boy Willie at Yale Rep. “You can mess around and put different clothes on it, but you have to leave that language alone, because what he’s written is sacrosanct to me,” says the director, who was nominated for a 2014 Tony for best actress for Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun and later played Calpurnia in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird."
Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington on Bringing ‘The Piano Lesson’ Back to Broadway This fall, the pair hit Broadway in a revival of August Wilson’s ‘The Piano Lesson,’ directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson. An exclusive interview with some kindred spirits.
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“It is the start of a new entertainment season and attention is being drawn not only to what stories are being told, but who is telling those stories,” said Sherrice Mojgani, a Local 829 member and Eastern Region trustee who co-led and facilitated the union’s census efforts. “At Local USA 829, we are storytellers, but this census data shows that our demographics do not reflect the makeup of the United States and our communities – the very source of our stories. We must work together, including employers, to build an industry that can fully support BIPOC workers, resulting in more diverse teams of storytellers and more dynamic stories. That works starts here in our union.”
Membership Survey By IATSE’s United Scenic Artists Local Finds “Strikingly” Low Percentage Of People Of Color United Scenic Artists, IATSE Local 829, has released its first-ever demographic survey of its more than 5,000 members nationwide. According to the local, the survey revealed a “strikingly” small “i…
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Posted • We're hiring! BFA is currently seeking a collaborative and innovative leader to join our talented team in the role of President, as well as an entrepreneurial leader to serve as our first Director of Advancement. Go to the link in our bio for more info.
It is with great sadness that we give this update:
On September 7th, two days after Labor day, our positions were terminated.
“This whole thing is avoidable because we have a transition board assembled of 11 people who were willing to step in and take over. And now this board would rather see the theater shutter than see it go on under different management.”
A GoFundMe to support the remaining 8 full-time and 10 part-time staff is in the link in our bio.
"Frazier notes that the staff members were emailed at midnight the night before requesting that they all come individually the next day for meetings. “[Hingsbergen] delivered this letter to me personally at the meeting,” Frazier says, and adds, “They gave no specifics [about the reasons for the firing]."
Victory Gardens dismisses remainder of staff - Chicago Reader The firing of the entire staff at the venerable Lincoln Park theater calls into question the future of the organization.
We are delighted to announce that after a national search led by our team at ALJP Consulting, Alumni Theater Companyhas selected Bridgette Perdue as the theater's new Executive Director.
"We had promising applicants from across the country, but one person stood out as the clear best choice for ATC. In fact, one interviewer from ALJP said that this interview was one of the best she ever had in all the job searches she has conducted!"
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"Ingui pointed out that the rigid way regional theaters function is very different from the fluid way theater is created — “and that’s part of the base problem,” she said. “After 50 years without change, their mission has become keeping the company alive as opposed to making the plays. We haven’t allowed ourselves to ebb and flow with the times.”
After a Long, Starring Run, Will Racism at Last Get the Hook? We can no longer ignore the theater’s systemic inequities. But leaving them behind may remake the industry in unexpected ways.
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"I would say, lead with love, lead with trust, lead with humanity, lead from the heart, and lead from abundance, because I think we often move in a way that is the anti- of all of those things. "
Six Questions for Quanice G. Floyd, Co-Founder and Director of Arts Administrators of Color | Inside Philanthropy In 2016, Quanice G. Floyd co-founded Arts Administrators of Color to support professionals in the field. We checked in with her to discuss how the organization came together, her take on the state of philanthropy, and more.
"It’s great because I can cast the show so well, … But it’s a little sad in that there are so many black actors, especially in the musical theater arena, who do not get the opportunities they deserve."
—Sheldon Epps (Senior Artistic Advisor, Ford's Theatre)
"This was on my mind as I listened to Brian James Polak’s excellent Subtext podcast conversation with Madeline Sayet, who as a Mohegan Shakespeare scholar voices a familiar conundrum faced by people of color who’ve fallen sincerely in love with the Bard’s work, only to realize they aren’t always welcome in it, at least according to tradition."
Why Keep Doing Shakespeare? cMaybe That’s the Wrong Question From the Public Works ‘As You Like It’ to upstart crow’s ‘King John’ at Oregon Shakes to ‘Mother Lear’ at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Bard remains powerfu…
Join us Saturday, September 10 at 3PM for “For Black People”; a concert with as part of their initiative, at (25 Boylston St in Boston)
Featuring the world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)’s Music for Black People, No. 1 “Relentless” for soprano, flute, cello, and piano; along with music by Andre Myers, Zenobia Powell Perry, Tania Leon, Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson, and Undine Smith Moore.
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[ID Below] Our first show of the 2022-2023 Season: Ada and the Engine. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3NKRKjt
[ID] Text reads "The Brit d'Arbeloff Catalyst [email protected] Production; Ada and the Engine; By Lauren Gunderson; Directed by Debra Wise; September 22 - October 23, 2022." Image shows a painting of Ada Lovelace, surrounded by blue outlines of diagrams of the Difference Engine, and an orange glow in the background.
: Building for the Arts (BFA) in New York City seeks a collaborative and innovative leader to join a team of talented staff, artists, and board members in the role of President. If this is the leadership challenge for you visit the link below and apply!
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The new musical by BD Wong and Wayne Barker will play through September 10.
See Production Photos From Mr. Holland's Opus at Ogunquit Playhouse The new musical by BD Wong and Wayne Barker will play through September 10.
"Most recently, Chinn served as managing director behind Anna Deavere Smith’s Pipeline Projects, a sequel to Smith’s film and play Notes from the Field. Chinn also served as the board president of Theatre Bay Area and has previously served on the boards of Theatre Communications Group and Association of California Symphony Orchestras."
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Names Debbie Chinn Executive Director The former Pipeline Project managing director will succeed interim E.D. Karena Fiorenza in the position.
"Art... reacts to or reflects the culture it springs from." - Sonia Sanchez
"Composers wanted Ella Fitzgerald to sing their songs because listening to her, they knew how their songs were supposed to be sung," says Smith in a statement. "A jazz singer, a s**t singer, she also famously both sang and defined the American songbook. To say she had humble beginnings is a profound understatement. She sang America through some of its most discordant times. She was America’s love song. She was an American miracle."
Anna Deveare Smith Developing Ella Fitzgerald Musical, to Star Dee Dee Bridgewater and Charity Angél Dawson The new musical will give a private industry presentation next month.
“The candidate pool for this search was incredibly strong with vibrant artists,” said ALJP Principal Al Heartly. “Tyler and Taibi stood out to stakeholders as a pair that could bring innovative ideas with their leadership model to Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Philadelphia community as a whole. Leading and operating theaters, especially in light of the last few years, has only become more complex. The idea of having more voices in the room to make difficult choices always makes for better decision making.”
Welcome Taibi & Tyler - Philadelphia Theatre Company PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES TAIBI MAGAR AND TYLER DOBROWSKY AS NEW CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTORS FOR COMPANY’S NEXT CHAPTER
ALJP would like to say Congrats to our very own Malkia Stampley for directing "Stew" at Shattered Globe Theatre Company! "Stew" is running from September 9 – October 22, 2022!
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"The measure will go into effect in November and it is a victory for the grassroots organizations that have long called for salary transparency in the museum sector."
Museums Must Post Salaries in Job Ads, Says US Museum Org The measure will go into effect in November and it is a victory for the grassroots organizations that have long called for salary transparency in the museum sector.
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