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NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES GESEL MASON Mason/Rhynes Productions, Inc. Artistic Director, GMPP P.O. Box 5163, Capitol Heights, MD 20791 3018871078 fax 3018871079 m.rproductions@mason-rhynes.org HEATHER MAYHEW Pat Graney Company Production Stage Manager The Pat Graney Company 925 East Thomas Suite B, Seattle, WA 98102 206.841.1792 throughfadeaway@gmail.com KERYL MCCORD Alternate ROOTS Director Resource Development 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 404-577-1079 fax 404-577-7991 keryl@alternateroots.org JONATHAN MCCRORY The Movement Theatre Company Marketing Director/ Founder 2355 Frederick Douglass Blvd #1A, New York, NY 10027 2023210807 jonathan.mccrory@gmail.com STEPHANIE MCKEE Junebug Productions, Inc. Associate Artistic Director/ Homecoming Project P.O Box 2331, New Orleans, LA 70176 504-577-0732 smckee10@hotmail.com KESHA MCKEY Ashé Cultural Center/Efforts of Grace, Inc. Youth and Creative Programs Coordinator 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 504-569-9070 dansingact1@cox.net VICKI MEEK South Dallas Cultural Center Manager 3400 South Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210-2572 (214) 670-0315 fax (214) 670-8118 msart55@yahoo.com Keryl McCord is a veteran arts management professional with more than thirty years experience as a theater manager and producer in the Bay Area for ten years, and a stint as Director of Theater Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts and Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theaters. Ms. McCord spent nine years in NJ where she managed the operations for the African Grove Institute for the Arts, founded by the late playwright, August Wilson, and then was Director of Institutional Development for New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. A move to Atlanta, Ga has brought about the happy connection with one of her favorite arts service organizations, Alternate ROOTS, where she now serves as Director Resource Development. Jonathan McCrory is a founding member & Marketing Director of The Movement Theatre Company. He originally hails from Washington D.C. As a performer his credits include:Unspoken Narratives in Civil Rights, A Movie Star has to Star in Black and White, For Colored Girls..., Polaroid Stories, and Cold Keener. As a director he has worked on Hope Speaks, With Out Trace, Last Laugh, Asking for More, and has assistant directed on Banana Beer Bath with Talvin Wilks as part of River Crosses Rivers Festival 2009. Playwright credits include THE GATE which premiered at Tisch‟s ETW program. He received his training at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and NYU Tisch School of the Arts (BFA, Drama). A performer, choreographer, educator and facilitator Ms. McKee has traveled, performed and taught in various cities in the U.S. and abroad. She is a member of Alternate Roots, Co-Director and staff member of The Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute and is the founder of Moving Stories Performance Projects, an organization committed to dance education and creating opportunities for dancers and choreographers to showcase their talents. She is a 2007 New Voices Fellow an award for emerging leaders. As the former Director of the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center, she helped identify and promote community-based leadership and improve economic and social conditions in the 7th Ward. Ms. McKee currently works with Junebug Productions as the Associate Artistic Director of the Homecoming Kesha McKey, a NOCCA alum and graduate of Xavier University, is an energetic and versatile performer/choreographer/instructor. She has performed in various dance, theatre, commercial and film productions as a featured dancer, singer and actress and is a co-founder and choreographer for the Crescent City Choreographers Dance Ensemble. She is currently a dance instructor at NOCCA and the Program Coordinator for the Kuumba Institute, Ashé Cultural Arts Center Youth Program. Her most recent acting roles have been Motormouth Maybelle in “Hairspray” at Le Petite Theatre, Calpurnia in “To Kill a Mocking Bird and Almeda/Lula Buffington in “Vi She continues to nourish her artistic talents and grow as an accomplished performer as she teaches, choreographs and performs throughout the United States. Vicki Meek, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized artist who has exhibited widely. Ms. Meek is in the permanent collections of the African American Museum in Dallas, Texas, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas and Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. She is an independent curator, writes cultural criticism for Literafeelya, an online art publication and ARTLIES: A Texas Art Journal,. She is the mother of two creative adults. With over 30 years of arts administrative experience working for the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and D-Art Visual Art Center, Vicki Meek is an active participant in the Texas cultural scene. She is the Vice Chair of the NPN Board. Attendees • Page 24 of 42

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES JAMIE MERWIN olive Dance Theatre Producing Artistic Director 43 North Wiota, Philidelphia, PA 19104 2153861411 fax 2153860176 jamiemerwin@hotmail.com SAM MILLER Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance Director, Co-Founder 128 Davis Ave, Unit C, Brookline, MA 02445 617-699-9402 sam.miller128@gmail.com MARGO MILLER 2726 Linden Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914 202-746-5090 poetmargo@hotmail.com WESLEY MONTGOMERY National Performance Network Chief Operating Officer P.O. Box 56698, New Orleans, LA 70156 413.545.1972 fax 413.545.4414 wvm@npnweb.org YVONNE MONTOYA 7812 E. Elida St, Tucson, AZ 85715 ymontoyamartinez@gmail.com LYDIA MOORE Living Arts of Tulsa, Inc. New Genre Chair 1417 E 20th St., Tulsa, OK 74120 918-520-6951 fax 918-585-1234 lydiastansill@gmail.com HALDUN MORGAN The Living Word Project Technical Director 1272 Hampshire, San Francisco, CA 94110 210-387-0603 haldunmorgan@gmail.com Founding + Producing Artistic Director of Philadelphia's olive Dance Theatre. She is equally committed to the tradition of Breakin' and the creation of contemporary American theatre. Jamie has worked with multiple Philadelphia organizations in many capacities from arts to administration. Her current projects include: “Swift Solos” a project of the NEA American Masterpieces in Dance Award, and two new evening length works - “Brotherly Love”, and “Conversations.” Jamie serves on the Resources for Social Change workgroup for Alternate ROOTS, The Network of Ensemble Theaters‟ (NET) Micro-Festival Committee. She has received fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, HHTF/Ford Foundation‟s Future Aesthetics Artists Re-Grant program and support from the Leeway Foundation. Sam Miller currently serves as President of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and Director of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University. A devoted advocate for the arts, Miller recently spent five years as President of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), developing efforts centered on increasing direct support for artists. Prior to his work at LINC, Miller was Executive Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) for ten years. Prior to NEFA, Miller was at the Jacob‟s Pillow Dance Festival where he served as President and Executive Director. He serves on the Advisory Board of ODC/San Francisco, the Board of Amrita Performing Arts in Phnom Penh and as President of the Board of LINC. Margo Miller is Development Director of the Appalachian Community Fund and Volunteer COO for the Carpetbag Theatre (CBT). She worked as Executive Assistant to the President at Washington Performing Arts Society; at YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, in development and then Business/Program Director for a DC branch; and as the Director of Communications for Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. She‟s a founding director of Mason/Rhynes Productions based in DC. Miller worked as a professional actor for CBT, including Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens 1997 Broadway debut. She serves on the board of the Funding Exchange and the Executive Committee of Alternate Roots. Wesley V. Montgomery is currently Chief Operating Officer with the National Performance Network. His professional experience encompasses arts education, performing arts management and social justice programming. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley‟s School of Social Welfare, Mr. Montgomery has worked as a teaching artist and workshop facilitator in the public and private sectors across the country. He has facilitated conflict resolution and cultural sensitivity workshops with several organizations including Freedom Repertory Theater, Unicef/United World Games, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre/Ailey Camp Too!, and the New York City Board of Education, NYU‟s Educational Theater program and the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has adjudicated the Academic Cultural Technology and Science Olympics (ACT-SO) youth competition of the NAACP, and served as a panelist for the Ford Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Theater and Musical Theater Division, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Center for Arts Education (NYC), Theatre Communications Group (New Generations Initiative), the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and the Maggie Allessee National Center for Choreography. Mr. Montgomery serves on the Board of Directors for ArtSpot Productions (New Orleans), and is the Co-Chair of the Arts Education Task Force for the National Performing Arts Convention. Since 2001 Mr. Montgomery has served as a United States delegate with Performing Americas Program, a partnership between NPN and La Red, in Brazil, Guatemala, Columbia and Ecuador, and was selected as a British Council-United States delegate to the 2005 Edinburgh Festival. Haldun Morgan is a filmmaker, politico, artist, educator and a high tech Toltec from San Antonio, Tejas. He joined Youth Radio as a Media Producer in June 2009. Haldun uses popular education methodology, teaching strategies, and tactics that encourage young people to find a voice through art and performance. The ability to bring an idea to life through artistic creation is his passion. Haldun attended UT Austin and majored in Ethnic Studies and minored in English. In the past few years he has worked with The Living Word Project on such works as The One Drop Rule, Representa! (Paul Flores, Directed by Danny Hoch), Monday Golden Sun (Jeannie Barroga), Unbuckled, Uncensored (Regie Cabico, Directed by Brian Freeman), Bury Marcos, and SF premiere of Mapa/Corpo3 by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Attendees • Page 25 of 42

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