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NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES JOAN OSATO Youth Speaks, Inc./ The Living World Project Producing Director 1663 Mission Street, Suite 604, San Francisco, CA 94103 4157107427 fax 4152559065 josato@youthspeaks.org SARA PARISH Pat Graney Company performer 2215 Bigelow Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 602.391.9167 sara.parish@hotmail.com CASSANDRA PARKER NOWICKI Carver Community Cultural Center Cultural Center Supervisor 226 North Hackberry Street, San Antonio, TX 78202 (210) 207-2718 fax (210) 207-4412 cassandraparker.nowicki@sanantonio.gov LINDA PARRIS-BAILEY Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. Executive/Artistic Director 100 South Gay Street Suites 106 and 114, Knoxville, TN 37902 (865) 544-0447 fax (865) 544-0447 lindapb1@aol.com JEN MAY PASTORES 2910 W Ashland Ave, Visalia, CA 93277 818-534-7409 jennifer.pastores@gmail.com VICTOR PAYAN National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Development Coordinator 1208 Buena Vista, San Antonio, TX 78207 210.432.3982 fax 210-432-3934 victor@nalac.org JORDAN PEIMER Skirball Cultural Center Director, Public Programs 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049- 6833 (310) 440-4646 fax 310 440 4695 jpeimer@skirball.org SHANNON PENA Pat Graney Company Project Coordinator Keeping The Faith Prison Project 925 E. Thomas ST suite B, seattle, WA 98102 206-329-3705 sebastian@patgraney.org Joan Osato has played a pivotal role in local and national theater for well over a decade and has been an indispensable part of Youth Speaks since 2001. Currently she is Producing Director for Youth Speaks, the Living Word Project, and Brave New Voices on Festivals and Performance Events, as well as LWP works for stage. She has brought her multiplicity of production and design talents to Living Word Project Repertory works such as The Break/s, Word Becomes Flesh, Scourge, War Peace: The One Drop Rule and Mirrors in Every Corner. Her work as a visual designer and collaborator include upcoming productions of Habibi by Sharif Abu-Hamdeh, Tree City Legends by Dennis Kim, Marc Bamuthi Joseph‟s red, black and GREEN; a blues, and The New River by Richard Montoya and Sean San Jose. Sara Parish is a dancer, choreographer, and performance art/multimedia creator. She pursued a MFA in Dance from Arizona State University and a BS from Western Illinois University. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with artists such as Cliff Keuter, Shouze Ma, Jennifer Tsukayama,John Mitchell,and Jenny Showalter. She has danced with Pat Graney Company, Visionary Dance Company, and Aaron McGloin Dance. Her work has been commissioned by Roxy Theatre, Hale Theatre, WIU, State Street Performing Company and on an individual project basis. Cassandra Parker - Nowicki is the Cultural Center Supervisor for the Carver Community Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas. Cassandra graduated from Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX) in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre and upon graduating began her career as an arts administrator. Prior to joining the management team at the Carver, Cassandra spent eight years at the Majestic and Empire Theatres in San Antonio, TX and three years at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, MD. Cassandra lives in San Antonio with her husband and daughter and continues to pursue her love of the stage and writing. Linda Parris-Bailey is the Executive/Artistic Director of The Carpetbag Theatre Inc. She is a published playwright, currently serving on the Management Committee of the International Women's Playwright Conference, which will host the next conference in Stockholm, Sweden in 2012. Her plays, "Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens", "Nothin' Nice", and "Between a Ballad and a Blues" have toured extensively and several have been supported by NPN partners. Her newest work, "Speed Killed My Cousin" is currently in development with NPN Creation Fund support. The Carpetbag Theatre Ensemble Company has been contracted to develop a new work with the "Higher Ground" project in Eastern Kentucky. Ms. Parris-Bailey is also the playwright assigned to the project. Jen May Pastores is a professional photographer based out of Visalia, California. At 27-years-old she's explored photojournalism as a way to compliment her storytelling, and currently runs a small wedding and lifestyle photography business. Apart from her work she believes in the importance of pursuing personal projects that give back to the community. Her work has been featured in Cambodia, Philadelphia, California, and Hawaii. Her work can be seen online at www.jenmayphotography.com Victor Payan is NALAC‟s Director of Programs. He is an award-winning writer, producer and artist who uses humor, history and media culture to promote tolerance and community empowerment. His experience includes work with the Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego Latino Film Festival, City Heights International Village Celebration and KPBS. Recently, he was Co-Director of the 30th and 31st CineFestival en San Antonio. His projects have been featured on France‟s Canal +, American Latino TV and in exhibitions, screenings and performances at such venues as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the High Museum of Art. Awards include the 2010 Idea Fund grant and the 2008 National Conflict Resolution Center's Peacemaker Award. His websites include keeponcrossin.com and aztecgoldtv.com. Attendees • Page 28 of 42

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES BRIANA PEREA MECA/Multi-Cultural Education and Counseling through the Arts Development Associate 1900 Kane Street, Houston, TX 77007 (713) 802-9370 ext. 14 fax (713) 802-9403 brianaperea@meca-houston.org ALEJANDRO PEREZ, JR. Journeyman Ink, LLC Multi-Disciplinary Arts Educator and Performer P.O. Box 140954, Irving, TX 75014 214.364.9037 ap@journeymanink.com CARLA PERLO Dance Place Founder/Director 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 (202) 269-1600 fax (202) 269-4103 cperlo@danceplace.org MARTIN PERNA The GO! Passport Founder, Executive Director 5604 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78723 6463619163 ocotesoul@gmail.com CARLA PETERSON Dance Theater Workshop Artistic Director 219 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 691-6500 carla@dtw.org RENATA PETRONI National Performance Network Performing Americas Director P.O. Box 56698, New Orleans, LA 70156 212-689-0181 renata@npnweb.org PEGGY PIACENZA Pat Graney Company performer 2315 1/2 Yale Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 206-250-6573 piapeg@earthlink.net STUART PIMSLER Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater Artistic Co-Director 1937 Glenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55422 763 521-7738 spdanth@gmail.com Briana Perea is the Development Associate for MECA, a non-profit based in Houston, TX committed to the healthy development of individuals and the community through the arts. A former MECA student, she studied music performance at Houston‟s HSPVA and the University of North Texas before graduating with a BA in anthropology from the University of Houston. She joined the MECA staff in 2010, and enjoys the opportunity to tell others about the programs that impacted her as a youth. Journeyman Ink transcends cultures, creeds and races by awakening the creative soul and developing emotional literacy through the power of shared life experiences on stage and in the classroom. We pursue speaking and performance opportunities unique for their use of original spoken word and melody memory methods (stimulating oral/aural responses through the recitation of songs and mantras). We offer diversity education, character development, and professional consultation that touches on human emotions and empowers each participant to discover his/her own voice. We tailor commission work, multi-disciplinary workshops and presentations for any need while inspiring others to talk to the page, write to be heard, and courageously find inner strength and common ground. Carla Perlo is the founding director of Dance Place. Her 30 years of experience as teacher, dancer, choreographer, presenter and director gives her a unique perspective as artist and arts administrator. Her passion for dance, creative education and children has contributed to her perseverance of building a nationally recognized center for the performing arts with model programs for youth and young adults. Her belief that property ownership is vital for the sustainable of arts organizations and individual artists has made a major impact on Dance Place other similar organizations and numerous colleagues who now own their own homes. Martín Perna is the founder of the musical groups Antibalas and Ocote Soul Sounds, and appears on numerous recordings by TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones, among others. He is a co-founder of Tristate Biodiesel, New York City‟s first biodiesel enterprise, and is currently launching the pilot program GO! Passport a community artstechnology-education partnership that transforms existing urban infrastructures into a second classroom for young people in grades 8-12. He lives and works in Austin, Texas. Carla Peterson is Artistic Director of Dance Theater Workshop since fall, 2006. She is responsible for leading the institution‟s overall artistic vision and designing programming that advances dance and live performance in New York City and worldwide. From 2002-„06, she served as the Executive Director of Movement Research, and continues to serve on their board. She has also worked as a writer, project manager, project development advisor, and fundraiser for independent artists and arts organizations. From 1993–„96, Ms. Peterson was Director of Inter/National Projects at Dance Theater Workshop. From 1988–„93, she was Assistant Director of Performing Arts at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Renata Petroni has developed cultural exchange programs and international partnerships since 1980, first as Director of the National Performance Network and The Suitcase Fund, two programs of Dance Theater Workshop in New York City and later as Director of Projects and Partnerships at Arts International. Following her engagement at the Universal EXPO 92 in Seville, Spain, she founded Two Moon, an international production company which produced and toured new works by contemporary U.S. and European artists. Ms. Petroni is currently the Director of Performing Americas, a program of the National Performance Network, designed to increase artistic exchange and knowledge building between Latin America and the United States. STUART PIMSLER is celebrating his 28th anniversary this year as Artistic Co-Director of the Minneapolis-based, STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER (SPDT). With partner Suzanne Costello, SPDT has garnered a national reputation for their work which has been described as “movement theater for the heart and mind”. Mr. Pimsler's work has been presented throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Israel, Taiwan, Russia and Bermuda. SPDT's Community Connections Programs engage a diverse range of populations including healthcare providers through their acclaimed Caring for the Caregiver Program. Mr. Pimsler served on the NPN Steering Committee from 1992-1995. Attendees • Page 29 of 42

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