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NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES KAREL SLOANE-BOEKBINDER Ashé Cultural Center/Efforts of Grace, Inc. Assistant Producer, Theatre 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 569-9070 fax (504) 525-1605 karel.sloane@gmail.com ASHLEY SPARKS Network of Ensemble Theaters 1709 N. Avenue 56, Los Angeles, CA 90042 540-558-8744 ashleyasparkles@gmail.com CAROL STAKENAS LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) Executive Director 6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028 323-957-1777 fax 323-957-9025 carol@welcometolace.org JAMES STANLEY National Theater of the United States of America Co-Artistic Director c/o Elsie Management, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 280, Suite 220, Unit 329, Brooklyn, NY 11205 646-322-1542 jpstanley@earthlink.net MICHELE STEINWALD Walker Art Center Program Manager, Performing Arts 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 375-7581 fax (612) 375-7575 michele.steinwald@walkerart.org HAROLD STEWARD South Dallas Cultural Center Performing Arts Coordinator 3400 South Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210-2572 214/671-5800 fax 214/670-8118 harold.steward@dallascityhall.com JEREMY STRICK Nasher Sculpture Center Director 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 214-242-5103 jstrick@nashersculpturecenter.org LISA SUAREZ Jump-Start Performance Co. Artistic Director - Guest Artists 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-5867 fax (210) 222-2231 lisa@jump-start.org Karel Sloane-Boekbinder, Assistant Producer for Ashe' Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans, LA is a playwright, author, actor, filmmaker and painter. Karel has been a theatre professional for over 23 years. At Ashe' CAC, Karel assists with stage management, all aspects of assistant producing, and, arts instruction. Some of Karel's performance work can be seen in the Spike Lee film "Miracle at St. Anna" (as "Herb's Wife".) Karel has performed in New Orleans' DramaRama, The Cassandra Project in Portland, Maine and with companies such as Captain New York (at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway)and New England Academy of Theater. Ashley Sparks is a southern theatre maker and cultural organizer. Based in New Orleans she is a director and educator with ArtSpot Productions. As an organizer she currently serves as the Chair of the Board for Alternate ROOTS. Currently, Ashley works for the Network of Ensemble Theaters as the coordinator for their micro- festivals. As a director, she has worked across the country on community-based plays as well as touring her ensemble created work. She is an 2008 honoraria of the Princess Grace Award and holds an M.F.A. in Directing and Public Dialogue from Virginia Tech. Carol Stakenas is the Executive Director of LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions). She is the lead curator for Los Angeles Goes Live: Exploring a Social History of Performance Art in Southern California 1970- 1983, an exhibition, performance series and publication project slated for Sept 2011 - Jan 2012. The performance series will feature re-inventions of historical performances and actions staged throughout the city. She is a faculty member at the University of Southern California in Public Art Studies. Previously, Stakenas was the Deputy Director/Curator of Creative Time and produced artwork at sites such as the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Times Square and Grand Central Terminal. The NTUSA design and constructs complex theatrical environments, in traditional and non-traditional spaces, and creates performances to inhabit them. This focus on theatrical environment is matched by a devotion to the exploration of American history and the history of American entertainment. Our works are intensely visual, densely layered spectacles which we lace with the questions and arguments we bring to the exploration of each subject we attend. Through multiplicity of image and argument we invite a complicit audience to engage with each piece as an active participant. Michèle Steinwald, Assistant Curator for the Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center--Since retiring as a dancer and choreographer, Michèle Steinwald has managed performing arts projects and professional development programs for On the Boards (Seattle), New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project (Boston), DanceUSA (DC), and the Deborah Hay Dance Company (Austin). Michèle joined the Walker Art Center in October of 2006 and there she manages a third of the performing arts season and co-curates Momentum: New Dance Works with the Southern Theater. She actively supports the local contemporary dance community and uses every occasion to advocate for the Twin Cities dance community nationally. Harold Steward is an actor, director, playwright, designer and instructor with over thirteen years of theater experience. Mr. Steward studied communication at Newman University in Wichita, KS and playwrighting at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He directed numerous productions including Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Enuf as a part of Open Stage of Harrisburg's 7th Annual WomenSpeak Festival. He is an accomplished actor and while in Harrisburg, Mr. Steward was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at Pennsylvania State University's Harrisburg campus, Central Pennsylvania College and Harrisburg Area Community College. Mr. Steward is the Performing Arts/Technical Coordinator for the South Dallas Cultural Center. Lisa Suarez has been with Jump-Start Performance Co. for over 15 years as a staff member and a company performing artist. Suarez most recently added playwright to her credit with "I'll Remember For You," a semiautobiographical piece about being the primary caregiver to her mother who's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The play premiered this past September at The Sterling Houston at Jump-Start. Attendees • Page 36 of 42

NPN 25TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS ATTENDEES QUITA SULLIVAN New England Foundation for the Arts Program Manager, Theater 145 Tremont St., Seventh Floor, Boston, MA 02111 617.951.0010 ext 531 fax 617.951.0016 qsullivan@nefa.org THERESA SWEETLAND Intermedia Arts Executive Director 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 874-2808 fax 612-871-6927 theresa@intermediaarts.org ANYA TALBOT Tigertail Productions, Inc. Project Coordinator 842 NW 9th Cour, Miami, FL 33136 305 324 4337 fax 305 324 4337 anya@tigertail.org VANESSA TAYLOR Limehouse Theatre Artistic Director 1223A Kings Hwy, Dallas, TX 75208 817-437-7407 vanessamercadotaylor@gmail.com PAUL TERUEL Columbia College Chicago Director of Community Partnerships 600 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 369-8871 fax 312.369-8015 pteruel@colum.edu SAMUEL THOMPSON 1190 West Northern Parkway, #804, Baltimore, MD 21210 210/385-7991 samuelathompson@yahoo.com MORGAN THORSON Artist/Choreographer 3112 10th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (612) 221-3416 fax 612 221-3416 emorgant@earthlink.net PATRICIA TINAJERO Hola Hora Latina board member 100 Gay Street suit 109, Knoxville, TN 37930 865-363-0889 tinajeromariapatricia@yahoo.com Quita is the new Program Manager for Theater at New England Foundation for the Arts and is managing a new initiative, the National Theater Pilot. She has had a many-layered career in nonprofits- arts-related and otherwise. She holds a BA and MA in Theatre from Knox College and SUNY Stony Brook, as well as a law degree from Wayne State University. Before law school, she worked as a stage manager in Chicago and later as an Administrative Assistant for a not-for-profit artist management office, creating contracts and managing booking and performing fees for musicians in the Great Lakes area. In 2006, she was accepted into Associated Grant Makers Diversity Fellowship where she became immersed in the intricacies of grant making, including presenting several arts-related grants to Trustees. Theresa Sweetland, Executive/Artistic Director of Intermedia Arts, is an experienced director, community organizer, youth worker and leader in the field of community cultural development. Her passion and know-how have brought together diverse sectors of the community, artists and developers, elders and teens, prisoners and poets, to build collaborations and partnerships that expand and enrich lives and build community. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning at The University of Minnesota Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a concentration on community and economic development. Theresa is a Co-Founding Artistic Director of B-Girl Be, the world‟s first international women in hip hop summit Anya Talbot, currently the Project Coordinator for Tigertail, received her MA from the U of Miami in International Administration and her BA from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida in Miami (Magna Cum Laude). She has worked as the Public Policy Liaison for the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, interned at the 92nd Street Y and Wingspan in NYC, studied ballet in Russia with the Bolshoi Ballet and currently teaches ballet in the Miami area. Anya is a member of the Steering Committee of the Arts Action Alliance; a member of the E-board, Educational Committee of the U of Miami Greater Miami Alumni Club and a member of the E-board of the Russian Round Table. She is fluent in Russian and French. Vanessa has an MFA in directing from Ohio University and is the Co-Artistic Director of Limehouse Theatre, which performed at the Prague Int'l Fringe Festival in 2008. For almost a decade she has created performances which create a dialogue about human rights and social justice, create spectacle with raw ingredients, and articulate a call for action To ensure that conversations are not separate from the practice, she has produced and directed performances that engage in a dialogue with local and international service organizations through support, awareness and advocacy. (Artivism). She is currently developing two projects in Dallas. Ni de Aqui ni de Alla focuses on the struggles of first generation immigrants. Neighbor/HOOD is an exploration of the North/South divide in Dallas. Since making his east coast debut at the 2006 New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Samuel Thompson continues to establish a multifaceted career as orchestral leader, recitalist, chamber musician, soloist and journalist. Hailed as a “musician‟s musician” by his colleagues and praised for the “skill and sensitivity” (Ambush Magazine) he brings to works of all musical periods, recent seasons have included performances received with great audience acclaim in Seattle, Toronto, New York, Chicago and throughout the southeastern United States. Samuel‟s ardent interest in other art forms has led to appearances with Carpetbag Theatre and Rajni Shah Theatre (London). His essays, interviews and program notes have been published both in Strings Magazine and at violinist.com. Morgan Thorson is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow in choreography. She regards dance-making as an occupation of necessity. Through her work, she recognizes a persistent intuitive drive to investigate dance as a purveyor of culturally, socially and perceptually relevant life experience. Her original works mix movement, light, sound and objects to create live performance for audiences; taking into consideration the site of the work, the representation of the body, the work of her collaborators and the history of the field. Morgan lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Patricia Tinajero is an assistant professor in the department of Art at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and the newest board member of Hola Hora Latina. Born in Quito-Ecuador Tinajero often uses her work to rise questions about cultural identity and social practices. Her focus and expertise involve performance, video, sound, and installation to examine ecological practices in art making that can be applied conceptually as well as practically. Tinajero has participated in many artist residencies, exhibitions and fellowships including the American Academy in Rome with an affiliated fellowship from the University of Tennessee. Her work has been exhibited at the Islip Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Center for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan; and others. Attendees • Page 37 of 42

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