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NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES MAYDA DEL VALLE Poet/ Performer 529 1/2 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020 323-301-5331 fax 213-570-0559 mayda@maydadelvalle.com MARK DENDY Jane Comfort and Company Guest Artist 55 N. Moore St., New York, NY 10013 646.221.1760 mark_dendy@hotmail.com KATHIE DENOBRIGA National Performance Network writer, editor PO Box 1087, Pine Lake, GA 30072 404-299-9498 fax 404-299-9498 kdenobriga@mindspring.com THANDIWE DESHAZOR Pomo Afro Homos Pomo Afro Homos: Fierce Love 76 Santa Marina Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 313-850-0860 thandiwethomas@yahoo.com CAROLELINDA DICKEY Internationale Tanzmesse NRW Co-Director 6636 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 412-422-1864 fax 412-422-7414 carolelinda@tanzmesse-nrw.com DAVEED DIGGS The Living Word Project Performer/Creator 2019 Filbert Street, Oakland, CA 94607 347.782.1701 mrdiggs@gmail.com SEAN DONOVAN Jane Comfort and Company Performer 55 N. Moore St., New York, NY 10013 347-451-8399 seanodono@gmail.com BILL DOOLIN Florida Dance Association Interim Director 111 SW 5th Avenue, Room 202, Miami, FL 33130 (305) 547-1117 fax (305) 547-1118 billd@floridadanceassociation.org Mayda Del Valle has been described by the Chicago Sun Times as having “a way with words. Sometimes they seem to flutter and roll off her lips. Other times they burst forth like a comet streaking across a nighttime sky.” She has appeared on 6 episodes of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO, and was a contributing writer and original cast member of the Tony Award winning production of Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. She was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine as one of “America‟s Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences” and Oprah‟s O Magazine named her as one of 20 women on the first ever “O Power List.” In May of 2009 she was invited to perform at The White House for President Obama and the First Lady. Mark Dendy is a Bessie and Obie Award winner, having created dance and theater for the last twenty years. His work has been seen throughout the world and in New York at The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, PS 122, and DTW. He is delighted to be attending his first NPN Annual Meeting. A founding member of Alternate ROOTS, Kathie deNobriga served as ROOTS' executive director and planning/development director for ten years. Earlier careers were as theatre director, performer, producer and presenter in NC and TN. She is now a consultant specializing in strategic planning, organizational capacity, staff/board retreats and creative conflict engagement; she is a certified mediator. DeNobriga is also Mayor ProTem of Pine Lake, GA (now in her third term) where she works to encourage a wide range of citizen arts participation. She is on the boards of Art in the Public Interest and Alternate ROOTS. Currently she is raising capital funds for the Little Five Points Community Center, working on a program assessment for TCG, and writing and editing for NPN. She turned 60 last week. Nursha Project artist Thandiwe Thomas DeShazor is an actor, writer and comedian. His one man show, "Children of the Last Days" satirizes the black church and the gay community and has been featured in the San Francisco Queer Arts Festival and the Afro Solo Festival. In addition to touring his solo show in 2011, he will be starring opposite Stanley Bennett Clay in his play, "Armstrong's Kid". Carolelinda has an extensive background in arts management, including 7 years as founding executive director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. From 1987-99, she was executive director of the Pittsburgh Dance Council. Currently she is co-director of the Internationale TanzmesseNRW. In 1999, she founded Performing Arts Strategies and consults on program development/public policy for numerous national foundations and arts organizations. A frequent speaker on international cultural engagement, her report, Improving Access [nonimmigrant visas for artists] for the Rockefeller Foundation has been widely lauded. Her most recent report, Dance America: A Strategy to Export American Dance, co-authored with Andrea Snyder, can be found at http://www.danceusa.org/internationalstrategy. Daveed Diggs is an actor, educator, composer, rap and spoken word artist who graduated with a degree in Theater Arts from Brown University in 2004. He has many California and regional credits including most recently Pacific Rep Theater's Troilus and Cressida (Troilus) and A Comedy of Errors (Duke), The SF Playhouse Six Degrees of Separation (Paul) and Jesus Hopped the A Train (Angel). Diggs also teaches Rap and Spoken word classes at James Lick Middle School and at the Marsh Youth Theater and gives workshops throughout the Bay Area, New York City, and New Jersey. He has been a teacher in residence with the Arts Literacy Program in Providence, Rhode Island and a teaching artist for the national youth spoken word organization Youth Speaks. Sean Donovan is an actor, dancer, and writer. He is a member of both Witness Relocation Theater and Jane Comfort and Company. His original works include Sublimate at Galapagos Art Space, NY, Se Vende at the FAE Festival in Panama, and The Climate Chronicles at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. In New York he has performed at such places as The Kitchen, PS122, The Duke, The Ontological Hysteric Theatre, The Ohio Theatre, DTW, La MaMa ETC, and Dixon Place. He received his BFA in Theatre from New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing. He has trained and performed internationally in France, Holland, Romania, Poland, Russia, Panama, Canada, Thailand and Japan, as well as many venues throughout the US. Bill Doolin, Director, leads a multifaceted life. As a choreographer, his work has been seen in Cambridge, MA, New York,Colorado and Illinois & at Florida Dance Festival in Miami and Tampa and Excello Dance Studio in Miami. He also has 3 works in the repertory of Moving Current Dance Collective in Tampa. Bill performed with Concert Dance Company of Boston, Mass Dance Ensemble, Malashock/Dance in San Diego, CA, Demetrius Klein Dance Company in Lake Worth, FL and Gerri Houlihan in Boston and Miami. As an administrator, he worked at Harvard Summer Dance Center, Pentacle, Inc. and New World School of the Arts in Miami.Bill was recently honored with the 2009 Miami Dance Festival award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field and in 2006 was awarded a Miami Dade County Choreography Fellow. Attendees • Page 10 of 42

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES ELIZABETH DOUD National Performance Network Performing Americas Coordinator P.O. Box 56698, New Orleans, LA 70156 305-519-6877 fax 305-237-7559 edoud@npnweb.org MARIO GARCIA DURHAM National Endowment for the Arts Director, Presenting & Artists Communities Multidisciplinary Arts Division 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Room 720, Washington, DC 20506 (202) 682-5469 fax 202.682.5612 or 5002 durhamm@arts.endow.gov SARA ELLIS CARDONA 1331 Record Crossing Road, Dallas, TX 75235 972-437-1002 scardo@dcccd.edu TERESA EYRING Theatre Communications Group Executive Director 520 Eighth Avenue, 24th floor, New York, NY 10018 212-609-5900 x237 fax 212-609-5901 teyring@tcg.org LAURA FAURE Bates Dance Festival Director 163 Wood Street, Lewiston, ME 04240-6016 207-871-0509 fax (207) 871-0136 lfaure@bates.edu DAVID FERRI Jane Comfort and Company 55 N. Moore St., New York, NY 10013 PAUL FLORES REPRESENTA!/Chicano Messengers Writer/Performer 1182 Naples St., San Francisco, CA 94112 415 350-9775 santos8205@mac.com ANEL FLORES Empanadita Production Company Educator, Producer, Writer and Visual Artist 150 El Monte, San Antonio, TX 78212 210-316-7029 anelflores@gmail.com Mario Garcia Durham is the Director of Artist Communities and Presenting at the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Durham was the founder and Executive Director of Yerba Buena Arts & Events (YBAE) in San Francisco. Mr. Durham was also a founding staff member of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. At the NEA Mr. Durham has been responsible for a renewed NEA focus on the role of Presenters, Artist Communities, Service Organizations, and Outdoor Festivals, including a 2010 NEA report on the impact of outdoor festivals in the US. Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group since 2007, the national organization for non-profit professional theatre which will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary beginning June 2011. Ms. Eyring spent more than twenty years as an executive in theatres around the U.S. Positions included: managing director of the Children‟s Theatre Company (CTC) in Minneapolis from 1999-2007; managing director of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia from 1994-1999; and assistant executive director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from 1989- 1993. She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MFA in Theatre Administration from Yale School of Drama and currently chairs the follow-up process for the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention. Laura Faure is the director of the Bates Dance Festival held at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Since taking this position in 1988 she had developed the Festival into an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance program known for its artistic excellence, curatorial vision, and commitment to building community through dance. A former dancer, choreographer and teacher with thirty + years of experience in the field of dance, Ms. Faure also works as a freelance arts manager and consultant specializing in the dance. Paul S. Flores is one of the most influential Latino performance artists in the country. A published poet, playwright and co-founder of Youth Speaks, his work explores the intersection of urban culture, Hip-Hop, Spanglish and transnational identity. Rasied in Chula Vista, CA, Paul spent his youth between Tijuana and San Diego as a border resident. Flores' performance projects have taken him from HBO's Def Poetry to Havana, Cuba, Mexico City, and El Salvador. He is author of the novel Along the Border Lies, and his most recent play REPRESENTA! was directed by Danny Hoch and presented by the Hip-Hop Theater Festival 2007. He was recently awarded the NALAC Fund for the Arts 2010 grant for his newest play PLACAS, directed by Michael John Garcés, premiering in 2011-2012 in San Francisco. With her her BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing, Anel I. Flores, Tejana border-born lesbiana, writer, educator and multidisciplinary visual artista believes access to arte and expression create a channel towards healing, understanding and empowerment for all people, and thus a vehicle for social justice. She is author of novel, My Girl Empanada, a Lesbiana story en Probaditas, play, Empanada, produced nationally in various venues, and artist of multiple series' of artworks in oil and fine silver. Currently she is writing a new novel titled, Tiempo Olvidado, a graphic novel for young adults and an illustrated children's book titled The Icing on the Cake. Attendees • Page 11 of 42

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