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NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES ANDREA ASSAF Art2Action, Inc. Founder & Artistic Director 141 East 13th St., # 2C, New York, NY 10003 413-531-5042 art2action@earthlink.net STEPHANIE ATKINS National Performance Network Resource Development Specialist P.O. Box 56698, New Orleans, LA 70156 504.595.8008 ext 202 fax 504.595.8006 stephanie@npnweb.org CARON ATLAS Arts & Democracy Project Director 88 Prospect Park West #3D, Brooklyn, NY 11215 718-965-1509 caronatlas@gmail.com ESTEVAN AZCONA MECA/Multi-Cultural Education and Counseling through the Arts Music Director 1900 Kane Street, Houston, TX 77007 713-802-9370 fax 713-802-9403 estevan@meca-houston.org STEVE BAILEY Jump-Start Performance Co. Producing Director 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-5867 fax (210) 227-5867 steve@jump-start.org MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH Youth Speaks, Inc./ The Living World Project Artistic Director 1663 Mission Street, Suite 604, San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 255-9035 x17 mjoseph@youthspeaks.org DIANE BARBER DiverseWorks Artspace Co-Executive Director 1117 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77002 713-223-8346 fax 713-223-4608 diane@diverseworks.org ROBERT BARSAMIAN Local Artist 6041 North Jim Miller Rd, Dallas, TX 75228 -5959 469-766-6401 fax 214-321-7173 barsamian@thearrangement.com Andrea Assaf is a performer, writer, director & cultural organizer. Founder & Artistic Director of Art2Action, her work ranges from original, interdisciplinary theater, to spoken word, and has toured in the U.S., Mexico, Poland, Nicaragua and Canada. She's formerly Artistic Director of New WORLD Theater (2004-09), & Program Associate for Animating Democracy (2001-04). She has a Masters degree in Performance Studies, & a BFA in Acting, both from NYU. Awards: 2010 Princess Grace Theater Fellowship & Gant Gaither Award, 2010 NPN Creation Fund Commission, 2007 Hedgebrook residency, 2004 Cultural Contact grant. Memberships: CAATA National Steering Committee, Alternate ROOTS, and RAWI (Radius of Arab American Writers). Caron Atlas works to support and stimulate arts and culture as an integral part of social justice. She directs the Arts & Democracy Project, Arts & Community Change Initiative, and Place + Displaced, a project of Fractured Atlas. Caron was associate producer at DTW when the NPN began, and later worked at NPN partner, Appalshop. She was founding director of the American Festival Project, a national coalition of activist artists, and has worked with National Voice, Animating Democracy, NPN, NET, and several foundations. Caron is co-editor of Critical Perspectives: Writings on Art and Civic Dialogue, teaches at NYU and Pratt Institute and is active in the Freelancers Union. She was a Rockefeller Foundation Warren Weaver Fellow and has an MA from the University of Chicago. Steve Bailey is the producing director and a founder of Jump-Start Performance Co. in San Antonio, Texas. He was the founder and director of 24th Street Experiment Theater Company, research coordinator for Theater Communications Group, past president of NPN, and artist-in-residence with Teatro del Sol in Lima, Peru. Over the past thirty years, Steve Bailey has created and/or directed over fifty original productions that have been presented across the U.S. and Latin America. He is an arts educator and has worked with numerous youth and adult groups in a variety of community settings. Marc Bamuthi Joseph is the artistic director of the HBO documentary “Brave New Voices” and an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists‟ Fellowship. Premiering at Yerba Buena Center next Fall, and visiting The Walker Arts Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music among other sites, his performance piece 'red black and GREEN: a blues' engages the eco-equity movement in Black neighborhoods across America. In 2011, he premieres a commissioned libretto for the Atlanta Ballet, and is co-writing a narrative score for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Amiri Baraka in 2012. The re-mounting of his seminal work, 'Word Becomes Flesh' is made possible through the NPN American Masterpiece Initiative, and will premiere in Dallas in December 2010. Attendees • Page 2 of 42

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES ERIC BEACH So Percussion Performer / Director of Development 233 Norman Ave. #309, Brooklyn, NY 11222 410.375.0007 eric@sopercussion.com ELISABETH BEAIRD Circuit Network Co-Director 499 Alabama Street, #203, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 863-2441 fax (415) 863-2160 info@circuitnetwork.com LORIS ANTHONY BECKLES Beckles Dancing Conpany Artistic Director Sammons Center for the Arts 3630 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219 214-886-2321 arganovadance_21c@yahoo.com ROBERTO BEDOYA Tucson Pima Arts Council Executive Director 100 N Stone Avenue, Suite 303, Tucson, AZ 85701- 1514 520.624.0595 X25 rebedoya@earthlink.net SARAH BEIDERMAN SPACES Manager, SPACES World Artists Program 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113 (216) 621-2314 fax (216) 621-2314 sbeiderman@spacesgallery.org CHRISTINE BERGDOLL-EL OUAAER Pat Graney Company office management and administrative support 925 e. thomas st., seattle, WA 98102 206.329.3705 christine@patgraney.org RON BERRY Fusebox Festival Artistic Director 400 B. W. Alpine Rd, Austin, TX 78704 512-569-6129 ron@fuseboxfestival.com PHILIP BITHER Walker Art Center Senior Curator 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 375-7624 fax (612) 375-7575 philip.bither@walkerart.org Called an "experimental powerhouse" (Village Voice) and "brilliant" (The New York Times), So Percussion presents an extremely wide range of programs. From percussion classics (John Cage, Iannis Xenakis) to new commissions (Steve Reich, David Lang, Steve Mackey, Paul Lansky, Fred Frith, Glenn Kotche, Dan Trueman) to artistic collaborations (Matmos, Kneebody, Dan Deacon, Eliot Feld) and their own music (Imaginary City, Amid the Noise), they have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and around the world. They also have extensive experience with educational and community programs, including directing the percussion department at the Bard College Conservatory of Music and an annual Summer Institute at Princeton University. www.sopercussion.com As co-director of Circuit Network since January 2006, Elisabeth works closely with Circuit's roster artists in project development and management by helping to secure funds and collaborative partners for the creation of new work, seeking opportunities to tour existing work, and occasionally producing, co-producing or presenting the work of Circuit's roster artists in San Francisco. Current roster artists include Culture Clash, James Luna, Miya Masaoka, Butoh choreographer Ledoh, Seattle's Degenerate Art Ensemble, Kristina Wong, and John Leanos' multimedia mariachi opera project, "Imperial Silence". Previously Elisabeth served as director of The Lab, an alternative art space in San Francisco's Mission District, and as development director of the Berkeley Symphony and the Wilma Theater. Loris Anthony Beckles was born in Guyana, South America. He emigrated after his family in the late 1960s. Loris spent 28 years in New York, during which time de danced with Ailey II, Eleo Pomare and Joan Miller, among others. In Dallas since 1996, he is the Artistic Director of the Beckles Dancing Company, the founder of ARGA NOVA DANCE, and coordinator of the South Dallas Dance Festival. The tenth annual festival will be in November 2010. I am the hybrid employee for the outrageously creative pat graney As the founder and Artistic Director of Refraction Arts & The Fusebox Festival, Ron has guided the organizations through thirteen years of critically acclaimed programming for the stage, gallery and screen. Their work has been nominated for and won over 150 awards. Philip Bither, McGuire Senior Curator, Performing Arts--Philip Bither has been Walker Art Center‟s Senior Curator of Performing Arts since April 1997, overseeing one of the country's leading contemporary performing arts programs. Prior to this, he served as Director of Programming/Artistic Director for the Flynn Center, later becoming Associate Director/Music Curator at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). He received the Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award in 2009. He sits on numerous federal, state, local, and national foundation arts panels and he speaks and writes about the contemporary performing arts nationally. Attendees • Page 3 of 42

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