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NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES DION REINER-GUZMAN The Living Word Project Performer/Creator 3020 Curran Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 415-730-3386 diondecibels@gmail.com BARBARA RENAUD GONZALEZ Bihl Haus Arts Writer-in-Residence 1117 Perez Street, San Antonio, TX 78207 210.845.0911 anabarbararenaud@gmail.com MARQUEZ RHYNE Highlander Research and Education Center Developmen & Communications Team Member 1959 Highlander Way, New Market, TN 37820 (865) 933-3443 marquezrhyne@gmail.com CHELES RHYNES MRP Inc. Executive Director P.O. Box 5163, Capitol Heights, MD 20791 301-350-0092 fax 301-350-0092 crhynes@mason-rhynes.org WILLIAM RICHEY Journeyman Ink, LLC Founder, Creative Arts Director P.O. Box 140954, Irving, TX 75014 214.476.6309 will@journeymanink.com DEBORAH RILEY Dance Place Director 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 202-269-1600 fax 202-269-4103 deborahr@danceplace.org BRIAN ROGERS The Chocolate Factory Theater Co-Founder and Artistic Director 5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 482-7069 fax 718 4827069 brian@chocolatefactorytheater.org JORGE ROJAS 1407 E. 3010 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (917) 757-7626 keoqui@gmail.com Dion Decibels (Performer) is a Bay Area DJ/ turntablist, sound engineer, producer, teacher and music lover. Dion Decibels is the son of a drummer and a dancer, so it is only natural for him to make and play music for people to enjoy and move to. With 9+ years of DJing and 25 years of musical experience, music is his life‟s dedication and he is here to bring you the funk. I am a published writer who wants our stories to reach everyone. To this end, I wrote "Remember El Alma," a prose-poem that reclaimed the Alamo as a monument to peace, adapted by Virginia Grise (Yale Drama prize 2010), and produced by Bihl Haus Arts in San Antonio, Texas. More than 3000 people saw this first on-site public performance at the Hemisfair in downtown San Antonio during Luminarias SA! on a Saturday night in March of 2010. For our efforts, we received the Contemporary Arts Month "Drama" prize for 2009-2010. To see one of the photos from the event, please see my blog www.barbararenaud.blogspot.com Marquez Rhyne serves progressive leadership in the U.S. South working on Highlander's Development & Communications Team. He previously served as the Managing Director of NPN Partners Jump-Start Performance Co. and The Carpetbag Theatre, and as Operations/Education Director for The Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Rhyne performed multiple roles including Board Chair for Alternate ROOTS, a regional organization of cultural workers in the South committed to social and economic justice and protection of the natural environment. A cultural worker, performing artist, and arts educator, Rhyne's passion is weaving tales of wrongs wrought right through theater, dance, spontaneous song and digital media, guiding others in their own journeys of collective liberation through art and culture. Cheles Rhynes is Co-founder and Executive Director for MRP Inc. Mr. Rhynes' multi-faceted experience in technical theater has brought him to Brazil, Lithuania, Croatia, Poland, Bosnia, Serbia, Ireland, Turkey, Amsterdam, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan. While touring the USA, he has worked in or driven through every state in the country (except Alaska & Hawaii.) Mr. Rhynes worked for six years on staff for the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)conference, three as the Conference Production Manager. For the last four years he‟s been contracted as the Juried Showcase Producer for the South Arts/Performing Arts Exchange annual conference and three years as a Festival & Conference Consultant for Sister Cities International. Mr. Rhynes is the Annual Meeting showcase production manager for NPN. 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. Deborah Riley is an artist-in-residence and Co-Director of Dance Place, furthering the organization‟s mission with her leadership for over 25 years. As a dancer, choreographer and educator, career highlights include international touring with Douglas Dunn & Dancers and collaborative choreography with Diane Frank. Her workshop, Moving Affirmations has helped to facilitate healing and recovery in diverse community organizations. In addition to guest artist appearances in various universities across the country, her work has been presented in the U.S, the U.K. and France. She has been honored as Distinguished Alumni in Fine Arts from Ohio University and received the Pola Nirenska Award for Distinguished Artistic Leadership. Ms. Riley is a certified Laban Movement Analyst. Brian Rogers is a director, video artist, co-founder and artistic director of The Chocolate Factory Theater, which supports the creation of theater, dance, music and multimedia performances at its 5,000 sq ft facility in LIC, Queens. In addition to his own work, Brian curates The Chocolate Factory's Visiting Artist Program (now in its 6th year) which supports the work of more than 100 theater, dance, music and multimedia artists each year. Brian has served on numerous grant panels including NYSCA, Queens Council on the Arts, ART/NY Nancy Quinn Fund, DTW Outer/Space, the A.W.A.R.D. Show, and others; and is a current member of the NY Dance and Performance (a.k.a. The Bessies) Award committee. Jorge Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist and curator whose work centers on the creation and processes involved in artistic production. Rojas uses both traditional and new media as well as performative elements to investigate communication systems and the effect of technology on artistic production, social structures and communities. Attendees • Page 32 of 42

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES SONDRA RONEY South Dallas Cultural Center Coordinator of Public Relations/Marketing 3400 South Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210-2572 214-670-8117 fax 214-670-8118 sondra.roney@dallascityhall.com KIM ROOT Pat Graney Company Performer 925 E. Thomas St. Suite B, Seattle, WA 98102 (206)329-3705 kim@dingmanroot.com MILDRED RUIZ UNIVERSES Theater Company, Inc. CEO/Associate Artistic Director 2038 Cicero Avenue #1, Bronx, NY 10473 646-406-7540 mredruiz@gmail.com PATRICIA RUIZ-BAYON P.O. Box 772, Brownsville, TX 78522 956-592-0614 pruizb9@hotmail.com KAREN RUNK Pomo Afro Homos Fierce Love 76 Santa Maria, San Francisco, CA 94110 415-387-7241 krrunk@juno.com ABE RYBECK The Theater Offensive Artistic Director 29 Elm St. # 2, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-661-1600 fax 617-661-1610 abe@thetheateroffensive.org FRED SALAS MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Program Coordinator Performance & Literary Arts 510 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 408.286.8695 fax 408 998 2817 fred@maclaarte.org ANTONIO SALINAS International Programs, National Performance Network Independent Artist 866 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 305-519-6877 salinasantonio@yahoo.com.mx Kim Root is honored to be back with The Pat Graney Company for this tremendous reunion. Kim worked extensively with Pat and co. from 1992-2002, performing in Faith, Sleep, Tattoo, Sax House, Vivaldi and other works. She was involved in the creation process of Sleep, Vivaldi, and The Vivian Girls. Kim has an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University (2000). She was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Wesleyan University from 2003-2009 where she taught modern technique, composition, dance and technology and repertory. Currently living in Louisville, KY with her family, Kim continues to work as an independent dance artist, choreographer, teacher and film maker while raising her 2 young sons. MILDRED RUIZ-SAPP (UNIVERSES/NPN Board Member) Founding member-UNIVERSES. Credits: AMERIVILLE, THE DENVER PROJECT, ONE SHOT IN LOTUS POSITION, BLUE SUITE, RHYTHMICITY, SLANGUAGE, THE RIDE, and Alfred Jarry‟s UBU:ENCHAINED (Teatre Polski, Poland). Awards/Affiliations: 2008 Jazz@Lincoln Center Rhythm Road Tour;TCG Peter Zeisler Award (2008), Career Advancement Fellowship- Ford Foundation through Pregones Theater (2006), TCG National Theater Artist Residency Program Award (2002-2004 and 1999-2001), and the BRIO Award. She is a co-Founder of The Point CDC; former Board member-Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET); Publications: UNIVERSES-THE BIG BANG (Fall 2010 release, TCG Books). Patricia Ruiz-Bayon is an interdisciplinary artist; Lives and works in the US-Mexico border Brownsville- Matamoros. She works, installation, sculpture and incorporates technology in her work. In 1977-99 received an MFA at the University of Michigan; and in 1996 MS in Art from Texas A&M University. In 1980-81 she studied in Poznan, Poland at the State Art University with Magdalena Abakanowicz. In 1976 got her BFA at the Instituto Allende in Mexico. Executive Artistic Director Abe Rybeck co-founded The Theater Offensive in 1989 and helped build it into New England's leading creator of diverse OUT performance. Abe initiated the True Colors: Out Youth Theater program, the longest running LGBT youth theater program in the country; the OUT on the Edge queer theater festival; the AIDS activist guerrilla troupe A Street Theater Named Desire; and the hard-edged cabaret band Adult Children of Heterosexuals. His many plays and musicals include the Jonathon Larson Award winning Surviving the Nian written with Melissa Li and numerous activist sketches for political demonstrations and gay cruising areas. Abe‟s main work now is The Theater Offensive: OUT in Your Neighborhood, collaborating to create OUT culture in every corner of greater Boston Fred Salas is currently Performance and Literary Arts Coordinator for MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana. In 1994, Fred founded Este Lugar: The Border Film Festival at the Mesilla Valley Film Society in his native New Mexico. Prior to his work at MACLA, he co-directed the San Diego Latino Film Festival for six years and served on the selection panel for the Sundance Institutes Screenwriter‟s Lab, where he championed many up-and-coming Latino filmmakers. He served as MACLA's performance and literary coordinator from 2005-06, community outreach liaison from 2006-07, and rejoined MACLA in 2009 after returning to the Bay Area. Fred is a graduate of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute. Dancer-actor, choreographer and teacher, graduated form the National School of Classic and Modern Dance of Mexico. He has been awarded the “Premio San Luis 2006 Award” for best play, “Best Dancer” of the XXVI Lila Lopez International Dance festival, “Best Actor in a Monologue 2005” from the Mexican Association of Theater Critics, “Premio Covarrubias 2005” from the University of Colima, “Best Choreographer” of the 2002 Young Choreographer competition from ISSSTE for “Lucas Lucan”, and “Best Dancer” of the XIX Premio Nacional de Danza INBA UAM competition. He has choreographed for the International Cervantes Festival, and for soloists with the National Dance Company of Mexico, among others. Attendees • Page 33 of 42

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