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Performing Arts Exchange Baton Rouge Louisiana

Conference Program September 21-24 2011

Painting by Tazewell Morton, Mississippi Gulf Coast Artist


Welcome to PAE 2011! Dear Colleagues: On behalf of the boards of South Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 35th Performing Arts Exchange. We are extremely pleased to be in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital city, and to share its rich culture and heritage. The theme “Get Your Fill” refers to the one time of year we come together to satisfy our need for new learning, connecting with old friends and colleagues who understand our challenges and triumphs, and new booking opportunities for the upcoming season. We will also satisfy your need to be uplifted and inspired through our featured speaker, Irvin Mayfield, a Grammy-Award winner, Billboard Contemporary Latin Jazz Award-winner and founder of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO). Let’s not forget PAE’s reputation for hospitality! Working with the Local Host Committee, there will be plenty of opportunities to sample Louisiana cuisine, to enjoy Cajun music, and to experience a local traditional street party called a Fais Do Do, planned for the last evening of the PAE conference. Thank you for finding your way to Baton Rouge for PAE 2011.

Gerri Combs, Executive Director South Arts

Dána La Fonta, Executive Director Louisiana Division of the Arts

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Schedule at a Glance Wednesday, September 21

Thursday, September 22

8:00 a.m.

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Registration & Information – 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – River Center

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

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4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Marketplace Set-up – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – River Center

12:00 p.m.

Registration & Information – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – River Center

11:00 a.m.

New Colleague Session 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. River Center

Marketplace Set-up 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. River Center Coffee

PD@PAE Workshops 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. River Center Coffee & Danish

Marketplace Open 10:30 a.m. – Noon River Center

12 Keynote Luncheon Noon – 1:30 p.m. River Center Lunch

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State Consortium Mtgs 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. River Center

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3 Marketplace Open 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. River Center

Marketplace Accessible** 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. River Center

Face Time Consultations* 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. River Center Juried Shwcase Recp 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Manship Theatre Appetizers

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7:00 p.m. Opening Reception 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hilton Capitol Center Dinner & Drinks

Juried Showcases 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Manship Theatre Cash Bar & Snacks

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6:00 p.m.

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10 Independent Showcases 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Various locations

Independent Showcases 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Various locations

12:00 a.m.

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1:00 a.m. *Requires prior sign-up at information booth

** Booth personnel not required

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Schedule at a Glance Friday, September 23

Saturday, September 24

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Registration & Information – 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – River Center

9:00 a.m. Marketplace Accessible** 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. River Center Coffee

PD@PAE Workshops 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. River Center Coffee & Danish

Marketplace Open 10:30 – Noon River Center

Registration & Information 8:30 a.m. – Noon – River Center

8:00 a.m.

Special Interest Meetings 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. River Center

Roundtable Discussions 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. River Center

PD@PAE Workshops 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. River Center Coffee & Danish

Marketplace Accessible** 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. River Center

State Consortium Meetings 10:30 – NOON River Center

Marketplace Accessible** 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. River Center

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Face Time Consultations* 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. River Center

Marketplace Open 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. River Center

Face Time Consultations* 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. River Center

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Juried Shwcase Recp 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Manship Theatre Appetizers

Marketplace Breakdown 3:30 – 5:-00 p.m. River Center

NAPAMA Membership 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. River Center

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

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Award Luncheon Noon – 1:15 p.m. River Center Lunch Served

Marketplace Open 1:15 – 4:30 p.m. River Center

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6 Juried Showcases 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Manship Theatre Cash Bar & Snacks

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7 Closing Fais Do Do 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Lafayette Street Dinner & Drinks Served

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9:00 p.m.

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Independent Showcases 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Various locations

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12:00 a.m.

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1:00 a.m. *Requires prior sign-up at information booth

** Booth personnel not required

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PD@PAE at a Glance Professional development workshops are organized into four focus areas: Fundamentals, Skills, Issues & Ideas, and Short Attention Span. Fundamentals workshops cover the basics for those new to the topic. Skills workshops provide specialized and in-depth information.

Issues & Ideas workshops are designed for experienced professionals who want to dig deeper into an issue. Short Attention Span sessions are just a one-hour visit to a topic. See the daily schedules for more information about each session.

Thursday, September 22, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Fundamentals

Skills

Issues & Ideas

Presenting 101: The Fundamentals of Curating & Programming River Center, Room 8

Presenting Dance: A Case Study from the Dance Touring Initiative River Center, Room 3

Real Soup, No Nuts: Working with Corporate Sponsors River Center, Room 6

Fundamentals of Social Media River Center, Room 5

Presenting Roots Music River Center, Room 7

ArtsReady: What To Do When the *!$# Hits the Fan River Center, Room 4

Short Attention Span NEA Update and Insider’s Guide River Center, Room 1

Doin’ it on the Road: The Fundamentals of Touring Track: Fundamentals River Center, Room 2

Friday, September 23, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. Fundamentals

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Skills

Issues & Ideas

Short Attention Span

Presenting 101: The Fundamentals of Contracts & Production Logistics River Center, Room 8

Presenting Jazz: Bringing the Music Back Home to Louisiana and the Gulf Coast River Center, Room 4

How Strong is Your Where’s the Money: Social Net: A Snapshot South Arts Grants of National Digital Media River Center, Room 3 Practices and Perceptions River Center, Room 7

Fundamentals of Web Strategies for Artists and Small Organizations River Center, Room 5

Making Artistic ‘¢ents’in This Economy - Part II River Center, Room 6

A Conversation with Christopher O’Riley River Center, Room 1

Saturday, September 24, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Fundamentals Presenting 101: The Fundamentals of Audience Development River Center, Room 8 Block Booking: The Basics River Center, Room 7

Skills Essential Fund Raising Skills: Proposal Writing for Individuals and Organizations River Center, Room 2 Going Mobile: Engaging Audiences via the Mobile Web River Center, Room 5 Presenting Family Programming: Engaging, Entertaining, Relevant and Fun River Center, Room 6

Issues & Ideas Advocacy: It’s About More Than Money River Center, Room 4 Presenting Family Programming: Engaging, Entertaining, Relevant and Fun River Center, Room 6

Short Attention Span New International Initiatives River Center, Room 3


Table of Contents Schedule at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 PD@PAE at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Welcome to PAE! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 PAE Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Things to Know… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Daily Schedules Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

PD@PAE Faculty Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-37 Showcase Stagebill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Juried Showcases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-43 Video Showcases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Independent Showcases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-52 Marketplace Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Exhibitor Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-55 River Center Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Baton Rouge Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 South Arts Board and Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Contact South Arts at 404-874-7244 for alternate formats of this document.

Cover Artist: Tazewell Morton grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where he developed his love for the sea and it’s surroundings. Tazewell designed the Auburn University flag that Ken Mattingly placed on the moon during the flight of Apollo 16. He was later commissioned to do a commemorative pen-and-ink drawing for the Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign. This circuitous journey has physically and professionally brought him “home”, where he creates art that remains fresh, in acrylics, water color, pen-andink, clay, wood and metal.

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Sponsors South Arts is grateful to the generous sponsors of the 35th Performing Arts Exchange PARTNER Louisiana Division of the Arts

SPONSORS Visit Baton Rouge Keynote Luncheon

The Brad Simon Organization, Inc. Ricky Nelson Remembered Mary Beth Treen Award Luncheon

The Brad Simon Organization, Inc. Wine Lovers: The Wine Tasting Musical Thursday Juried Showcase Reception

Robin Klinger Entertainment LLC Vocaldente Friday Juried Showcase Reception

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IN-KIND SUPPORT Community Coffee Whole Foods Market Chef John Folse’s White Oak Plantation North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents

COLLABORATORS Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation New England Foundation for the Arts South Arts programs are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is never too early to put together your sponsorship package for PAE 2012 in Miami, Florida. Contact Leland McKeithan at 404-874-7244 ext. 15 or lmckeithan@southarts.org for more information.


PAE Advisors & Volunteers We extend our sincere appreciation to each member of our advisory committees and others whose work contributed to the success of this conference.

2011 Local Host Committee Philipa Blair, Visit Baton Rouge! Vicki Chrisman, Louisiana Folk Roots Naomi Cordill, Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Derek Gordon, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Legena Gore, Louisiana State Arts Council Gerri Hobdy, Baton Rouge Area Foundation Dรกna La Fonta, Louisiana Division of the Arts Jackie Lyle, Performing Arts Society of Acadiana Todd Mouton, Louisiana Folk Roots Kelly Pepper, Louisiana Division of the Arts Donna Santiago, Backbeat Foundation Cynthia Simien, 965 Music Group Tommy Usrey, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council MK Wegmann, National Performance Network

PAE Advisory Committee Mark Alexander, Duncan Theatre Elizabeth Auer, University of Florida, Performing Arts Krista Bradley, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Eric Fliss, Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs Wayne Jones, Abraham Baldwin Arts Connection Danรก La Fonta, Louisiana Division of the Arts Jennifer Morris, Siegel Artist Management Kelly Pepper, Louisiana Division of the Arts Adrienne Petrillo, New England Foundation for the Arts Sandy Shaughnessy, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Amy Vashaw, Center for the Performing Arts, University of Pennsylvania Katie West, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour

PD@PAE Advisory Committee Krista Bradley, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation John Ellis, Diana Wortham Theatre Chad Herzog, Juniata College David Rowell, Spruce Peak Arts Center Vicki Vitiello, North Carolina Arts Council Katie West, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour Lisa Mount, PD@PAE Coordinator

Juried Showcase Judges Krista Bradley, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Randy Fippinger, Williams College Jeanette Gardner, Gardner Artist Network Marc Giosi, Chamber Music America Sherri Leathers, Tennessee Performing Arts Center Monique Martin, City Parks Foundation Harold Norris, H-Art Management Don Osborne, California Artists Management Mary Richardson, McNeese State University

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Things To Know‌ Venues Conference Hotel Hilton Capitol Center 201 Lafayette Street 225-344-5866

Conference Venue Baton Rouge River Center 275 South River Road 225-389-3030

Additional Lodging Belle of Baton Rouge 103 France Street 225-242-2600

Juried Showcases

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Manship Theatre Shaw Center for the Arts 100 Lafayette Street 225-344-0334

Shuttles: Shuttle bus transportation will be provided to the River Center (mornings and afternoons) and Juried Showcases (pick up from Belle of Baton Rouge only). Shuttle pick-up locations are at the Hilton Capitol Center, River Center, and the Belle of Baton Rouge. See the daily schedule for more information. Event Changes & Updates: Check at the Information Desk for daily updates or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/southarts. Mobile Phones & Electronic Devices: During workshops, showcases, and the keynote address, all mobile and electronic devices should be in silent mode. Social Media: We encourage the use of social media during the conference to keep others informed of events and topics at PAE. Please use the hash tag #pae2011 for Twitter posts so everyone can follow the conversation! Name Badges & Guest Passes: Name badges are required for entrance into all conference events. Replacement badges can be purchased at the Information Desk for $20. Guest passes are available for all of our hospitality events and may be purchased at Registration. Bulletin Boards: Bulletin Boards are located next to the Information Desk in the River Center. Face Time signup sheets and updated attendee information are posted daily. Have job postings, season information, and other information to share? Post it on the Bulletin Board or the information table at Registration. Standards of Behavior: PAE attendees are expected to adhere to the NAPAMA Guidelines for Ethical Behavior (www.napama.org). Performances outside of showcase venues are discouraged. Please bring infractions to the attention of Leland McKeithan, PAE Director. Accessibility Services: All conference venues are compliant with ADA regulations. Large print materials are available at the Information Desk. For further assistance, please see a PAE associate at the Information Desk. Children: No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend any conference event. South Arts cannot review content of material for age appropriateness nor guarantee the safety of children at the conference venues.


Things To Know… Nursing mothers should make South Arts aware that they will have their children with them by visiting the Information Desk.

Internet & Business Services: The River Center offers complimentary Internet access. The Hilton offers complimentary business center and Internet access. For printing and copying services, FedEx Kinko’s (225-378-3000) is located at 525 Florida Street. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Concerns/Grievances: Should you have a problem onsite, please contact the Information Desk. For overall feedback, please look for the post-conference evaluation which will be sent via email. Lost & Found: You can turn in or check for lost items at the Information Desk. Recording Policy: Your attendance indicates your consent to be photographed, video, or audio recorded by South Arts for publicity or educational purposes. Recording of any conference activity by an attendee requires written permission from the PAE Director. Vegetarian/Non-Seafood Meals: If you have requested vegetarian or non-seafood meals for the plated luncheons, you should receive meal coupons with your name badge. Present the coupon to your server to receive a vegetarian or non-seafood meal. First Aid: For non-emergencies, a first aid kit is located at the Information Desk. In the case of an emergency, please call 911. Refunds: South Arts refunds 50% of registration fees (exhibitor, presenter or supporter) through August 23, 2011. Juried Showcase fees, Booth Lottery fees, and Independent Showcase listing fees are non-refundable.

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Daily Schedule Wednesday, September 21 Registration & Information Booth 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. River Center

Marketplace Set-Up 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. New Colleagues Session River Center, Room 1

7:00-9:00 p.m. Opening Night “Welcome to Baton Rouge” Reception Hilton Capitol Center Garden Deck and Heidelberg Ballroom

New Colleagues Session First-time PAE attendees are invited to this orientation where you can learn from your mentor how to make the most of your time at PAE.

Opening Night “Welcome to Baton Rouge” Reception Old friends and new will kick off PAE at the Hilton Garden Deck and Heidelberg Ballroom overlooking the mighty Mississippi River and downtown Baton Rouge.

10 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Independent Showcases Various locations.

Independent Showcases See the Independent Showcases section for more information.


Daily Schedule Thursday, September 22 Registration & Information Desk 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Shuttle Service 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Hilton Capitol Center Belle of Baton Rouge River Center loop

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Belle of Baton Rouge Manship Theatre loop

8:45-10:15 a.m. PD@PAE Workshops

PD@PAE Workshops All PD@PAE workshops are at the River Center. See the Faculty Bios section for more information about workshop presenters.

Presenting 101: The Fundamentals of Curating & Programming River Center, Room 8 What does it mean to be a good presenter? This twohour workshop - first in the three-part series offered each day of the PAE - will cover the fundamentals of programming and artistic planning. How do you find artists, and work with them and their managers? What is the booking cycle? These and many more questions will be answered in this interactive workshop. Presenting 101 is a standardized professional development curriculum offered by the Network of Regional Performing Arts Conferences—the Performing Arts Exchange, Midwest Arts Conference, and Western Arts Alliance Conference. It was made possible through the support of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada. Faculty: Perry Mixter, Theresa Holden, Dennis Sankovich

Fundamentals of Social Media River Center, Room 5 Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Groupon, YouTube, StumbleUpon…do these words scare or intimidate you? They shouldn’t. They are methods of using social media that any presenting organization or artist should be aware of and using every day. This session will explore a brief history of social media (even from the days of the caveman to today) and look at how we as artists and arts organizations can be stronger, faster, better communicators using social media. This session will include

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Daily Schedule Thursday, September 22 PD@PAE Workshops continued

real time examples of current social media trends and tips, a quick look at the many different types of social media, and a Q&A session with two self-professed technogeeks who use social media everyday in the arts world! Faculty: David Rowell, Chad Herzog

Doin’ it on the Road: The Fundamentals of Touring River Center, Room 2 Moving your work beyond its local community and audience is both a creative and business prospect. This workshop demystifies the touring process and is designed to convey basic information for artists who are at a beginning point of touring regionally and nationally – beyond 100 miles from their home. The session will cover a variety of topics including using promotional tools effectively, learning how to cultivate relationships with prospective presenters and the benefits of building strategic partnerships, as well as what happens after an artist is booked, with a discussion on the responsibilities of the artist and presenter. Faculty: Stanlyn Brevé, Gamal Chasten, Alec De Leon

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Presenting Dance: A Case Study from the Dance Touring Initiative River Center, Room 3 A new initiative in the South is redefining the way dance is perceived and supported by a diverse mix of Southern presenters and their communities. South Arts’ Dance Touring Initiative is a major effort to develop stronger dance presentation and audiences for modern dance and contemporary ballet. Eleven presenters in six states are receiving intensive professional development, peer mentorship, tour development assistance, and substantial touring subsidies during this three-year initiative. The session will include a panel presentation by key representatives – South Arts, the consulting team, presenter, artist, and agent – followed by a moderated audience discussion. Topics will include: purpose and goals of the initiative; the role and interplay of its various components; accomplishments and challenges; current status and next steps; and future applications as a model. Faculty: Nikki Estes, Lisa Booth, Eric Fliss, Rosemary Johnson, Doug Varone

Presenting Roots Music: Diverse Artists, Diverse Audiences River Center, Room 7 There’s a roots music revival happening and the audi-


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ence is as diverse as the music! This workshop will take a fresh look through the wide lens of roots music, which encompasses everything from bluegrass to blues, brass bands to Cajun and gospel to zydeco. It works in so many ways, and this engaging session will show you how. Faculty: Leslie Gordon, John Lochen, Don Marshall, Terrance Simien

Real Soup, No Nuts: Working with Corporate Sponsors River Center, Room 6 What can you do to invite the interest of corporate sponsors? This workshop will help you connect in creative and powerful ways to discern the corporate mindset and tactics that can be readily implemented to ensure productive cultivation with a sound solicitation strategy. Faculty: Gerri Hobdy, Jenny Hamilton, C. Scott Hutcheson

ArtsReady: What To Do When the *!$# Hits the Fan River Center, Room 4 13 If you haven’t planned for business interruptions, your organization is in jeopardy! Have you felt the urge to plan ahead for unexpected organizational challenges, but gotten distracted? ArtsReady is a movement to assist your organization with risk assessment and contingency planning without having to hire another person to do it. Join us for ArtsReady Jeopardy where every category has an impact on your bottom line and your ability to keep the doors open. Play the game and learn how to get through your organization’s next crisis situation. We’ll skip the trivia and move straight to the things you’ll be thankful you know when the crisis hits the fan. You’ll also learn about how you can use the new ArtsReady online service which guides arts organizations in developing their own customized readiness plan. Faculty: Mollie Lakin-Hayes

NEA Update and Insider’s Guide River Center, Room 1 Join Mario Garcia Durham, Director of Presenting at the National Endowment for the Arts, for an update on programs, initiatives and funding opportunities. He will also give his popular “insider” tips for applying to the NEA, including best ways to communicate with staff, strategizing for maximum effectiveness and his “Do’s & Don’ts.” This session is essential for first-time applicants


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and those who wish to improve their organization’s grantwriting knowledge and capabilities. Faculty: Mario Garcia Durham

Marketplace Set-Up 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

Marketplace Open 10:30 a.m. – Noon River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon River Center, Exhibit Hall 2

Keynote Luncheon Sponsored by Visit Baton Rouge! Keynote Address by Irvin Mayfield At 33 years old, Irvin Mayfield represents the continuity of the unfolding Jazz legacy of New Orleans. A Grammy-Award winner, Billboard Contemporary Latin Jazz Award-winner and founder of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), Mayfield is on a mission to position Jazz at the center of American culture. A prolific composer and versatile trumpeter, Mayfield has positioned NOJO as a leading force in the fortification of Jazz through educational programs, performances, audience building and economic development.

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Mayfield’s work extends nationally and internationally. He founded the New Orleans Jazz Institute at the University of New Orleans in 2008, the educational arm of NOJO; was appointed Artistic Director of Jazz Programs of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2009; and in 2010 was named by President Obama to the National Council on the Arts. Mayfield’s latest release, A Love Letter to New Orleans, is a richly illustrated book and CD package that includes songs, essays and reflections on Mayfield’s ten years of recordings on Basin Street Records.

1:30-2:30 p.m. State Consortium Meetings River Center

State Consortium Meetings Alabama Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 2 Florida Presenters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 3 Kentucky Presenters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 5 Louisiana Presenters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 4 Mississippi Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 2 New England Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 6 North Carolina Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 7 Pennsylvania Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 1 Tennessee Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 5


Daily Schedule Thursday, September 22 Marketplace Open 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

3:00-4:30 p.m. Face Time Consultations

Face Time Consultations Sit down one-on-one with faculty to discuss strategies and learn new information that specifically addresses your needs. Sign up on the bulletin board at the Information Desk. National Performing Arts Network’s Presenter Resources Stanlyn Brevé . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 7 South Arts’ Dance Touring Initiative Nikki Estes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 3 ArtsReady: Preparedness Planning Gerri Combs. . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 4 Presenting 101: Programming and Artistic Planning Perry Mixter . . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 6 Social Media for Presenters David Rowell . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 5

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4:30 – 5:30 p.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

Juried Showcases Reception 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Showcases 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Manship Theatre

Juried Showcases Reception Sponsored by Brad Simon Organization, Inc. With a performance by Wine Lovers – The Wine Tasting Musical

WINE LOVERS tells the story of a charming artist, Brian Scott, and a know-it-all business woman, Katherine Reese – two seemingly incompatible students attending a wine class led by effervescent wine connoisseur Charles Thompson, whose goal in life is to impart the pleasures of selecting and drinking wine. Over the course of 70 minutes, Brian, Katherine and the audience learn all about reds, whites, screw caps, Zinfandels… and a little bit about love.


Daily Schedule Thursday, September 22 5:30-8:30 p.m. Juried Showcase Schedule Manship Theater

Juried Showcase Schedule 5:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Eriksen 5:50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sticks & Stones – Lyle Cogen 6:10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lula Washington Dance Theatre 6:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tonic Sol-fa 6:50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Wallick 7:05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - BREAK 7:20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alabama Ballet 7:40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynn Trefzger 8:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Euclid Quartet 8:20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Koresh Dance Company See the Juried Showcases section for detailed descriptions.

9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Independent Showcases Various locations.

Independent Showcases See the Independent Showcases section for more information.


Daily Schedule Friday, September 23 Registration & Information Desk 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Shuttle Service 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Hilton Capitol Center Belle of Baton Rouge River Center loop

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Belle of Baton Rouge Manship Theatre loop

8:45-10:15 a.m. PD@PAE Workshops

PD@PAE Workshops All PD@PAE workshops are at the River Center. See the Faculty Bios section for more information about workshop presenters.

Presenting 101: The Fundamentals of Contracts & Production Logistics River Center, Room 8 How do presenters work with artists, and get their performances on stage? This two-hour workshop 17 second in the three-part series offered each day of the PAE - will cover the fundamentals of contracts and negotiations, as well as production logistics. Presenting 101 is a standardized professional development curriculum offered by the Network of Regional Performing Arts Conferences—the Performing Arts Exchange, Midwest Arts Conference, and Western Arts Alliance Conference. It was made possible through the support of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada. Faculty: Perry Mixter, Kevin Spencer, Ivan Sygoda

Fundamentals of Web Strategies for Artists and Small Organizations River Center, Room 5 Many artists and small arts organizations are faced with the difficult task of making the most impact with highly limited financial and human resources. This session will outline a process for building your online strategy in a goal-oriented and cost-effective manner. From low-cost websites to social networks to media-sharing sites and more, we’ll explore the questions that will lead you toward your strategy as well as the tools that can help you achieve your goals. Faculty: David Dombrosky, Richard Read


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Presenting Jazz: Bringing the Music Back Home to Louisiana and the Gulf Coast River Center, Room 4 Learn how simple it can be to bring Jazz musicians into your community through networking with non-profit and for-profit organizations, as well as funders. This Louisiana case study will include a regional non-profit presenter, a for-profit presenter, an agency representative, a funder, and individual artists. If you’re inspired yet challenged by presenting Jazz, this is the place for you. Faculty: Derek Gordon, Jeanna Disney, Bill Grimes, Margaret Lioi, Jason Patterson

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River Center, Room 6 Agents, managers, artists, and presenters are taking more innovative and collaborative paths and finding new paradigms to complete deals beyond the guaranteed fee. In this in-depth follow-up to last year’s highly successful panel Making Artistic ‘¢ents’ in This Economy, NAPAMA expands the dialogue and offers strategies that experienced managers and presenters are using to go outside conventional guidelines in negotiating deals and writing contracts. Faculty: Mark Smith, Andrea Johnson, Aaron Zimmerman

How Strong is Your Social Net: A Snapshot of National Digital Media Practices and Perceptions River Center, Room 7 How strong is your social net? Hear the results of a newly released study that asked just that question to over 1,000 arts organizations across the country. The new report highlights the “how,” “to whom,” “what,” “why,” and “how often” of communications across multiple platforms. The researchers will discuss perceptions of effectiveness and examine internal policies and institutional protocols around issues of community building and audience feedback. Learn how your views and practices compare to national trends. Faculty: Rory MacPherson, Jai Sen, Mary Trudel

A Conversation with Christopher O’Riley River Center, Room 1 Join internationally-recognized piano virtuoso Christopher O’Riley for an informal conversation about how he is stretching every genre he touches - from classical to indie rock. This wide-ranging conversation will go


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wherever the participants want it to, including to the piano - Mr. O’Riley will play. In addition to experiencing the music first hand, you can expect the discussion to touch on inspiring the next generation of musicians and using multiple media to reach broader audiences, two things Mr. O’Riley does on his radio and public television show “From the Top.” Robert McKay, a presenter of “From the Top” live performances, will moderate. Come with your ears open. Faculty: Christopher O’Riley, Robert McKay

Where’s the Money: South Arts Grants River Center, Room 3 Join Nikki Estes, Program Director at South Arts, to learn about the grants program and improve your South Arts’ grant writing skills. During this introductory session, topics will include presenter eligibility requirements, preparation and submission of grant applications, important tips, the panel process, and grantee responsibilities. Workshop participants will also learn about upcoming changes to South Arts’ grants program and funding priorities. And you’ll be the first to hear about new initiatives and opportunities! Faculty: Nikki Estes

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Marketplace Open 10:30 a.m. – Noon River Center, Exhibit Hall A

Noon - 1:15 p.m. Awards Luncheon River Center, Exhibit Hall 2

Mary Beth Treen Awards Luncheon Sponsored by Brad Simon Organization, Inc.

The winner of the 2011 Mary Beth Treen Award will be announced during the luncheon. The Mary Beth Treen Award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates outstanding service to the performing arts touring and presenting profession. With a performance by Ricky Nelson Remembered Ricky Nelson Remembered is a unique multi-media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man,” “Garden Party”) and includes never before seen big-screen video footage of the Nelson family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson. The show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America’s original Teen Idol. Ricky Nelson Remembered stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and grandsons of 50s TV icons Ozzie & Harriet Nelson.


Daily Schedule Friday, September 23 Marketplace Open 1:15 – 4:30 p.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

1:30-3:00 p.m. Face Time Consultations

Face Time Consultations Sit down one-on-one with faculty to discuss strategies and learn new information that specifically addresses your needs. Sign up on the bulletin board at the Information Desk. South Arts’ Grants to Presenters Nikki Estes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 3 Web Strategies for Organizations David Dombrosky . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 5 ArtsReady: Preparedness Planning Mollie Lakin-Hayes . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 4 Presenting 101: Contracts and Production Perry Mixter . . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 6

Marketplace Accessible Hours 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

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Juried Showcases Reception 4:30-5:30 p.m. Showcases 5:30-8:30 p.m. Manship Theatre

Juried Showcases Reception Sponsored by Robin Klinger With a performance by Vocaldente – A Cappella Art

The charm of the 1920s, the drive of the 1960s, and the sound of contemporary radio…They won the first prize of the world´s biggest a cappella competition in San Francisco (the Harmony Sweepstakes), they won first prize in Europe’s leading vocal competition (The Tampereen Savel in Finland), and they won Asia’s most renowned a cappella competition (International A Cappella Competition in Taipei / Taiwan). No fancy technique, just their natural voices.


Daily Schedule Friday, September 23 5:30-8:30 p.m. Juried Showcase Schedule Manship Theater

Juried Showcase Schedule 5:30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole 5:50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice Tan Ridley 6:10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avner the Eccentric 6:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Verch Band 6:50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Break of Reality 7:05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - BREAK 7:20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bearfoot 7:40 . . . . . . . . . . . Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets 8:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Panorama Jazz Band 8:20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Claire Lynch Band See the Juried Showcases section for detailed descriptions.

9:00 p.m.-1: 00 a.m. Independent Showcases Various locations.

Independent Showcases See the Independent Showcases section for more information.


Daily Schedule Saturday, September 24 Registration & Information Desk 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Shuttle Service 7:45 – 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Hilton Capitol Center Belle of Baton Rouge River Center loop

8:00-9:00 a.m. Special Interest Meetings & Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions River Center Atrium Join us for self-directed roundtable discussions. We’ll put out some signs and offer you the chance to start your own discussions, forums, and meetings for affinity groups. Invite folks. Here’s your chance to lead!

Introduction to the CPAE River Center, Room 1 NAPAMA, Arts Northwest, and the University of New Orleans are launching the newly established Certified Performing Arts Executive Program for both agents and presenters. CPAE courses will be taught through UNO’s Graduate Program in Arts Administration both on-line and on site at various conferences.

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APAP on the Road – Listening Tour, How Can APAP be of Service to You? River Center, Room 2 APAP is in a time of transition and will soon have a new CEO. As such we need broad-based input about what is important to our members. The APAP Future Working Group (a group of APAP board members and leadership) has designed a unique session to gather input from members and non-members alike about the future of the association. This is the chance to provide feedback, and help envision the future of APAP. Please join us and add your voice!

9:00-10:30 a.m. PD@PAE Workshops

PD@PAE Workshops All PD@PAE workshops are at the River Center. See the Faculty Bios section for more information about workshop presenters.

Presenting 101: The Fundamentals of Audience Development River Center, Room 8 What does it take to bring audiences to see the artists you’re presenting? This two-hour workshop - the last in


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the three-part series offered each day of the PAE - will cover the fundamentals of audience engagement, marketing, and promotion. Presenting 101 is a standardized professional development curriculum offered by the Network of Regional Performing Arts Conferences—the Performing Arts Exchange, Midwest Arts Conference, and Western Arts Alliance Conference. It was made possible through the support of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada. Faculty: Perry Mixter, Steve O’Hearn

Block Booking: The Basics River Center, Room 7 The business of arts presenting continues to morph at lightning speed, yet the guaranteed benefits and processes of collaborative booking remain much the same. Whether facilitated through an organized presenter network or resulting from a single passionate presenter, multi-venue regional routing is a win-win from all directions. This session will examine tools for becoming a more effective blockhead. (That’s a good thing.) Faculty: Stephen Barefoot, Sherry Archibald

Essential Fund Raising Skills: Proposal Writing for Individuals and Organizations River Center, Room 2 This interactive workshop will address the basics of creating effective proposals for individual artists and arts organizations seeking support from private and public funders. The session will focus on identifying potential funders, developing a case for support, and communicating effectively throughout the process. Faculty: Kristin Sosnowsky

Going Mobile: Engaging Audiences via the Mobile Web River Center, Room 5 With the rapid adoption of web-enabled cell phones, smartphones and tablet computers, how are artists and presenters adapting to the rise of the mobile Internet? What options are available to arts professionals who want to engage their audiences via mobile devices? How can we implement these options cost-effectively without taking focus away from the art? Join us for this session as we answer each of these questions and more. Faculty: David Dombrosky

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Daily Schedule Saturday, September 24 Presenting Family Programming: Engaging, Entertaining, Relevant and Fun River Center, Room 6 A lively discussion exploring what’s happening in artistic and cultural programming for children, tweens, teens and families. What’s working currently, and what fresh approaches are being utilized to increase human interaction and creativity? This dynamic forum will offer new possibilities and perspectives about engaging the whole family. Faculty: Monique Martin, Oran Etkin, Bart Lovins, Simon Shaw

Advocacy: It’s About More Than Money River Center, Room 4 Funding is important, but arts advocates can have an impact on more than just public dollars for the arts, including copyrights, visas, and local economic development. This important discussion will offer perspectives on effective advocacy at the local, state and federal levels, with real-life examples of strategies that work to enhance the climate for arts and culture. Faculty: MK Wegmann, George Marks, Maria Lopez de Leon

24 New International Initiatives River Center, Room 3 The nation’s six Regional Arts Organizations are working collaboratively to increase cultural engagement between American artists and audiences and international artists and audiences. Hear about three initiatives launching this year, and how to involve your organization and community. Caravanserai will bring Pakistani music and film and Moroccan artists to US communities; Center Stage will tour performing artists from Haiti, Pakistan, and Indonesia; and Southern Exposure will present Latin American artists to American audiences. Faculty: Teresa Hollingsworth, Adrienne Petrillo, Katie West


Daily Schedule Saturday, September 24 State Consortium Meetings 10:30 a.m. – Noon River Center

Marketplace Accessible 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

Marketplace Open

State Consortium Meetings Alabama Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 2 Florida Presenters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 3 Kentucky Presenters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 5 Louisiana Presenters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 4 Mississippi Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 2 New England Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 6 North Carolina Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 7 Pennsylvania Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 1 Tennessee Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room 5

12:30 – 3:30 p.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

1:30-3:00 p.m. Face Time Consultations

Face Time Consultations Sit down one-on-one with faculty to discuss strategies and learn new information that specifically addresses your needs. Sign up on the bulletin board at the Information Desk. South Arts’ Grants to Presenters Nikki Estes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 3 Presenting 101: Marketing & Audience Engagement Perry Mixter . . . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 6 Fundraising Skills for Presenters Kristin Sosnowsky. . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 5 Advocacy MK Wegmann . . . . . . . . . . . River Center, Room 4

Marketplace Breakdown 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. River Center, Exhibit Hall 1

NAPAMA Membership Meeting 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Fais-Do-Do, literally meaning “go to sleep”, planned for the last day of the PAE conference, is a traditional street party local to the culture of the city. This celebration will showcase the area’s Cajun music, which traditionally incorporates the sounds of violins and metal triangles. As they say, “laisez les bons temps rouler”, “let the good times roll”.

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6:30-9:30 p.m. Closing Fais Do Do Lafayette Street (between North and Convention Streets)

Closing Fais Do Do We’ll celebrate the last day of PAE with a street festival featuring a taste of Baton Rouge. Enjoy the best of the local cuisine provided by Chef John Folse and his catering facility, White Oak Plantation.

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PD@PAE Faculty Bios Sherry Archibald began working for the City of Goldsboro, North Carolina in March 2000 as the Promotions Coordinator with the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation. This position enabled her to build strong relationships within the community and in January 2008 she became the Director of the newly constructed Paramount Theatre. The Paramount Theatre was a 122-year-old community theatre that was lost to a devastating fire and returned from the ashes through a public/private partnership; it is now operated by the city. Over the last year she has advocated at the NC legislature on Arts Day, built strong relationships with the state and local Arts Councils, collaborated with several non-profits for grant opportunities and has implemented a successful performance series. Sherry is currently serving as the Interim Parks & Recreation Director and Director of the Paramount Theatre for the City of Goldsboro. Stephen Barefoot is a 25-year veteran presenter who became an artist’s representative with a roster of 11 nationally-touring artists. He’s on the board of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium and has served on showcase selection panels for local and regional conferences, and produced regional conference independent showcases for artists. Stephen has been a consultant for numerous states’ presenter networks and often conducts sessions on effective block-booking, having formulated 8-35 venue blocks for a broad range of artists, most of whom he discovered in showcases or found in a corner booth on the back row of the exhibit hall.

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Stanlyn Brevé, Director of National Programs, National Performance Network, is responsible for directing all national subsidy programs (Performance Residency Program, Community Fund, Creation Fund, Forth Fund, Freight Fund, Mentorship and Leadership Initiative, and the Visual Artists Network), oversees communication to NPN’s primary constituency of national presenters and performing artists, and manages the selection process for bringing new NPN and VAN Partners into the network. Stanlyn has been with the organization for ten years. She has made her career in the arts as a visual artist, video documenter, media producer, educator and arts administrator. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999), the Association of Performing Arts Presenter’s Emerging Leaders Institute (2006) and Interaction Institute for Social Change’s Facilitative Leader Institute (2007). Stanlyn has served on the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council and statewide grants panels. Lisa Booth is president of the NYC-based firm Lisa Booth Management, Inc. which tours American artists worldwide; produces U.S. tours for artists from abroad; and initiates and manages special projects. Since 1983, LBMI activities have taken place in more than 250 cities, 40 states and 20 countries. She has been a consultant and panelist for many organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, has served on the National Association of Performing Arts Managers and Agents board, and taught arts marketing at SUNY Purchase. Gamal Chasten, recently introduced at the Big Easy Awards as John O’Neal’s successor as Artistic Director of Junebug Productions, is a Songwriter/Poet/Screenwriter and founding member of UNIVERSES. His work has toured more than 25 U.S. cities and five countries. Chasten’s theatrical writing credits include: The Last Word; God Took Away His Poem; The Ride (Universes); Slanguage (Universes); and Ameriville (Universes). His directing credits also include: The Last Word (Austin, TX); Full Circle’s Innerviews (Dance Theater Workshop-NYC); and Articulation (Boston, MA). Chasten is a member of the board of the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET); and has been published in: Writers Corp Teacher Anthology, The Fire This Time: African American


PD@PAE Faculty Bios Plays For The 21st Century, Humana Festival: The Complete Plays, 2003, 2009, 2010 and Universes’ upcoming anthology, The Big Bang, Universes Plays/Poetry and Process, published by TCG. Alec De León, Program Specialist - Visual Artists Network and National Performance Network, coordinates all aspects of VAN including programming, as well as maintaining partner and artist relationships. He also assists with the implementation of NPN’s National Programs. Alec has worked primarily in the visual arts for a number of years, in both commercial and academic settings. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. Previous experience includes serving as Director of Alex Beard Gallery in New Orleans and as an Adjunct Professor at Towson State University in Towson, MD. His artwork has been exhibited in New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Florida. He maintains a studio in New Orleans. Maria Lopez De León is the executive director and a board member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. Under Maria’s leadership, NALAC launched the NALAC Fund for the Arts, a grant program for Latino artists and organizations; completed production of a documentary series on Latino art and culture for PBS; developed a grant program for artists and organizations in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America; and led the continued development of ten editions of the renowned annual Leadership Institute. Maria has over 20 years of multifaceted experience in grassroots community organizing and working with community based organizations across the country. In 2005, Ms. De Leon received the Community and Culture award from San Anto Cultural Arts, and was recognized with an award from Southwest Workers Network for her work and support of community in the struggle to achieve social justice. Jeanna Disney is the East Coast Agent at International Music Network where she has now worked for over thirteen years. At IMN Jeanna manages bookings for the agency’s full roster on the East Coast, and also serves as Responsible Agent to artists that include Kathy Mattea, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joshua Redman, Altan and the recently signed Kurt Elling and Becca Stevens among others. A native Tennessean, she began her career in the industry over fifteen years ago at the Riverbend Festival, a ten-day, five-stage multi-genre festival held annually each June in Chattanooga. She came to arts administration by way of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre & Speech from the University of Tennessee, and after a teaching commitment at Gymnázium T.G. Masaryka Zastávka u Brna in the Czech Republic. David Dombrosky brings 15 years of experience in arts management and nonprofit technology to Dombrosky Arts Consulting, where he works with arts organizations to identify ways in which technology can help them to more efficiently and effectively meet their missions and achieve their goals. Prior to launching his consultancy, David worked as the Executive Director of the Center for Arts Management and Technology (CAMT), an applied research center at Carnegie Mellon University investigating ways in which technology can improve and enhance the practice of arts management. In this role, he guided the development of Technology in the Arts, a collection of services exploring the intersection of arts management and technology. Before joining the CAMT team, David spent eight years at South Arts, where he designed and managed both regional and national programs in the visual, performing, media, and literary arts. David currently serves as the board president for the National

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PD@PAE Faculty Bios Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. In 2007, he received the Emerging Leader Award from Americans for the Arts. Mario Garcia Durham is the director of Artist Communities and Presenting at the National Endowment for the Arts. Mario was the founder and executive director of Yerba Buena Arts & Events in San Francisco. Prior to founding the festival, Mario was the Performing Arts Curator and a founding staff member of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Mario also served on numerous boards including the executive committee of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and on the board of the American Arts Alliance. Since starting at the NEA, he has been responsible for a renewed NEA focus on the role of presenters, artist communities, service organizations, and outdoor festivals, including a major report on the impact of outdoor festivals in the U.S. Oran Ektin has been described as a “great clarinet player” and “an excellent improviser” by The New York Times music critic, Ben Ratliff, and a “woodwind maestro” by PRI’s internationally syndicated show, Afropop Worldwide. He has performed around the world with musicians ranging from jazz guitarist Mike Stern to rapper Wyclef Jean. Oran‘s music is featured on a Grammy-nominated album, Healthy Food For Thought, alongside tracks by Russell Simmons, Moby, and Sweet Honey In The Rock. He is also the creator of Timbalooloo music classes, CDs, live performances and video programming for children, which has been endorsed by Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Edie Falco, Ken Burns, Daphna Kastner Keitel, and Harvey Keitel (all of whom enrolled their children in Timbalooloo Music Classes).

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Nikki Estes, program director at South Arts, has worked in the Atlanta nonprofit arts community for over 15 years. She joined South Arts in May 2003 and manages the grants program which awards more than $700,000 annually to approximately 200 presenters within a nine-state region. Prior to her work at South Arts, Nikki was the Grants Supervisor at the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. While there, Nikki also assisted with the management of the youth arts program and music festivals. Nikki has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Georgia Council for the Arts, Kentucky Arts Council, Mississippi Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Commission, Fulton County Arts Council, and Woodruff Arts Center. Nikki has served on the Board of Directors for Atlanta Celebrates Photography and joined the Advisory Board for the Atlanta Foundation Center in January 2010. Eric Fliss has served as a facilities manager, artistic director, presenter, designer and technical consultant for cultural organizations and government agencies for more than 20 years. As the Cultural Facilities Manager for the City of Miami Beach, he established a strategic business plan for the operation of the network of cultural venues on Miami Beach. Additionally, he supervised the $8.3 million renovation of the historic Colony Theater and advised the design and development of the Byron Carlyle Theater renovation. Eric has numerous lighting design credits including resident lighting designer for Maximum Dance and Ballet Gamonet. As Co-Director of Anchor Arts Management, he has provided technical assistance to numerous local and national cultural organizations such as the National Performance Network and Miami Dade College-Cultura Del Lobo Series. He co-founded the Acme Acting Co. in Miami, serving as Artistic Director and Scenic Artist through 1995. Eric oversees the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center as General Manager.


PD@PAE Faculty Bios Derek Gordon serves as president and chief executive officer of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, a non-profit cultural organization that manages programs and initiatives for the Greater Baton Rouge Community including: The Community Fund For The Arts, a united fundraising campaign for area arts and cultural organizations and the administration and management of state and local awards and the East Baton Rouge Parish Municipal Arts Grants Fund. Previously, Derek has held positions at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Derek is a current and former member of numerous organizations including South Arts, The Louisiana State Arts Council, the Louisiana Folk Life Commission and the Louisiana Film and Video Commission. Leslie Gordon is the director of the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. She is responsible for all aspects of venue management as well as the programming of the annual Rialto Series. The Rialto Series is acclaimed for its international focus, bringing artists of all cultures to the downtown Atlanta venue - often for their first appearance in the region. In addition to the diverse performers, the Series also Leslie worked at the National Black Arts Festival from 1998-2003. She was the Artistic Director for the 1997 Arts Festival of Atlanta and was one of four producers of the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Olympic Games. Prior to her move to Atlanta to work for the Olympics, Leslie was Director of Cultural Affairs for the city of Savannah, GA. William Grimes (E. & D. White Professor of Jazz Studies, LSU) is a widely respected virtuoso jazz bassist. Referred to by Gene Lees as “a formidable bassist,” Bill has worked with such jazz legends as Joe Pass, Bobby Shew, Terrance Blanchard, and Bill Dobbins. He has made numerous recordings, including an album entitled Dream Dancing, featuring his own trio, and a duo album with pianist Willis Delony entitled Civilized Conversations. His latest recording project is Bill Grimes and Friends – Christmas Remembered. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and graduate degrees, (MM, DMA) from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He is a former student of bassists James Vandemark, Bill Dobbins and Rayburn Wright. Jenny Hamilton, executive director of the New Orleans Ballet Association, has forged new benchmarks for her organization and cooperative management strategies that have resulted in fiscal and programmatic growth. The resulting net gain has been a marked increase in services, and the establishment of cash reserve funds that have been instrumental in the organization’s ability to not only survive but also increase programming in the aftermath of the disasters that the region has endured since 2005 [the Artistic Excellence Fund for commissioning and innovative artistic projects, and the Emergency Fund to continue operations following an interruption of programming]. Jenny formerly worked with the New Orleans Opera Association and the Arts Council of New Orleans. She graduated with honors from the University of New Orleans with a Masters in Arts Administration and an M.B.A. She is a board member of the Southwest Performing Arts Presenters and the Louisiana Alliance for Dance. Theresa Ripley Holden, a theater artist, professor, performing arts manager, organizer and consultant, is the Co-Director of Holden & Arts Associates and the Director of the Artist and Community Connection. Theresa also served as the Managing Director, and currently as consultant, for Junebug Productions, an African-American theater company. For more than 15 years, Theresa has planned, produced and consulted on numerous community-based projects across the United States and previously taught theater at the university level for ten years. She recently taught a graduate theater

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PD@PAE Faculty Bios course at Arizona State University and has taught the Emerging Leaders Institute for Arts Presenters for the past five years. Chad Herzog is the director of the performing arts at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. In this capacity he manages and oversees the College’s guest artist series, distinguished lectureship series, conferences and events office, and the operations of the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts. Chad serves as current president of Pennsylvania Presenters and is on the executive board of Penn State Public Broadcasting. When not seeking out the latest technology trends, he is studying the effects of new media in the arts through his M.F.A. work. Gerri Hobdy is the director of partnership relations for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. In that role she serves as the administrator of the Foundation’s disaster relief funds after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike. Gerri facilitates the Foundation’s partnership with the Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations, members of the regional Volunteer Organizations Assisting in Disaster and other nonprofits critical in response efforts. Gerri is a founding member of the Greater Baton Rouge Funder’s Circle and the Council on Foundation’s Literacy Funders Network.

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Teresa Hollingsworth, As Senior Program Director for South Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, Teresa Hollingsworth oversees the Traditional Arts, International, Film and Media Programs and coordinates agency accessibility activities. Teresa continues to serve as a leader in providing professional development for folklorists, including the planning and implementation of the bi-annual Folklorists in the South retreat. Teresa directs the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers working closely with filmmakers and host communities to present new documentaries and narrative films throughout the South. She is currently serving as the film programming coordinator for Caravanserai, a national project funded by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts that will present contemporary Muslim films and filmmakers to midsize communities. Teresa served as Co-Chair of the 2005 American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, is a charter member of the Craft Advisory Committee for the HandMade Institute/HandMade in America, and is a frequent consultant for The NAMES Project/The AIDS Memorial Quilt. She has contributed to a number of media projects, educational publications and scholarly journals, curated museum exhibits, and served as a project consultant, lecturer, festival stage manager and grant panelist. Previously Teresa was a staff member for the following programs: Florida Folklife Program (1993 – 1999), Maine Folklife Center (1990 -1993), and Kentucky Folklife Program (1989 – 1990). She holds a Masters of Art in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, Kentucky). C. Scott Hutcheson serves as the cultural economy advisor to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. As part of the Mayor’s Strategic Partnership Team, Scott explores opportunities to integrate cultural assets and the cultural workforce across City government for a deeper impact on the City’s economic development and citizens’ quality of life. Scott was appointed by Lt. Governor Landrieu as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cultural Development and served as a member of the Executive Management team for the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Previously, Scott served as the founding Executive Director of The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Scott served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Arts Council of New Orleans; he has served as Executive Director of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council in Ruston and the Calcasieu Arts and Humanities Council in Lake Charles.


PD@PAE Faculty Bios Andrea Johnson is the head of the performing arts division of The Agency Group and represents artists such as Straight No Chaser, José Carreras, Wilson Phillips, David Garrett, Alfie Boe, and more. She has a background in classical music and the performing arts and formerly worked as an agent at ICM Artists, now Opus 3 Artists, representing clients such as Yo-Yo Ma, The Chieftains, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Dr. Rosemary W. Johnson is the executive director of the Alabama Dance Council, a statewide dance service organization working in partnership with the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Rosemary has an 18-year history as a presenter – ten as a multidisciplinary presenter and eight years as a dance presenter and producer of the Alabama Dance Festival. She initiated presenting nationally and internationallyrenowned dance companies as guest-artists-in-residence at the Festival, including Donald Byrd/The Group, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Philadanco, Rennie Harris Puremovement, River North Chicago, Bridgman Packer Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Battleworks Dance Company, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Mollie Lakin-Hayes has been deputy director of South Arts since 2006. Strategic planning and evaluation, ArtsReady, Presenting 101, and strategic partnerships are current focus areas of her work. She worked for the Arizona Commission on the Arts for 14 years as assistant director and accessibility coordinator. She was a founding board member of Alliance for Audience/ShowUp.com and ARTability-Accessing Arizona’s Arts. Mollie is a consultant in strategic planning and participation-building; in Arizona she managed the Commission’s statewide UP/Understanding Participation program. Margaret Lioi, joined Chamber Music America as Chief Executive Officer in June 2000. In her tenure, CMA has expanded its grant making, increased its endowment funds, implemented new professional development programs, and brought a greater awareness of the many styles of chamber music to new and diverse audiences throughout the country. She began her career as a professional pianist, and previously served as Director of Development for Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Executive Director of The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, and Senior Director of External Affairs at The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. She holds a Masters in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory and an MBA in Arts Administration from Binghamton University/SUNY. She is a member of the Board of Visitors of New England Conservatory and chairs its New York City Alumni Association, and is a member of the Advisory Board of The Sphinx Organization. John Lochen joined the Rosebud Agency in 1992 and now oversees booking in the Midwest and the Southeast in addition to his Responsible Agent duties for BeauSoleil, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Musselwhite and Savoy Doucet Cajun Band. Prior to arriving in San Francisco from The Great City of Chicago and in addition to collecting a record number of parking tickets, John worked as a Sales Representative for Cargo Records, an independent booker for The Edge of the Lookingglass performance space and earned an MA from Columbia College. Bart Lovins is the founding director of the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center where his efforts to incorporate the performing arts as a teaching tool across the curriculum for grades K-12 as well as a method for community building have been rewarded by such organizations as the Kentucky Arts Council, the Southern

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PD@PAE Faculty Bios Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kennedy Center, and the Arts Education Partnership. He was recognized locally as a Distinguished Hardin County Schools Alumni, by the state as the Kentucky Music Education Association’s 2009 Friend of Music, and regionally as an invited member of South Arts’ inaugural Dance Touring Initiative. Robert McKay is the founding and current director of the Donna & Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has held this position for the past decade. As director, he is responsible for programming the Candler Concert series, which brings world-renowned artists such as Renée Fleming, Ravi Shankar, The Kronos Quartet, and Christopher O’Riley to the acoustically exceptional Emerson Concert Hall. Before Emory he was the Assistant Director at the Philips Center for Performing Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He has presented hundreds of artists over the years and always strives to combine educational outreach with artistic performance to make each event truly special. Rory MacPherson was a member of the arts program staff at The Wallace Foundation for almost 20 years prior to commencing his consulting work at Trudel | MacPherson in 2010. His contributions there included designing, implementing, and monitoring the Foundation’s grant programs for arts organizations and state arts agencies, and guiding research and communications strategies built around those sets of investments. He co-managed the Foundation’s two programs supporting efforts to build participation in the arts, the Wallace Excellence Awards and the Arts for Young People Initiative. Rory has also worked professionally as a musician and radio announcer.

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George Marks is a career artist and lives and works in the small bi-parish rural community of Arnaudville, LA, home to the Arnaudville Experiment, one of 14 projects included in the NEA-funded Mayor’s Institute on City Design’s most recent publication, Creative Placemaking and recently presented at a rural roundtable discussion co-sponsored by the Arts + Community Change Initiative, Arts & Democracy Project, Center for Rural Strategies and InCommons, hosted by the Bush Foundation. He has been appointed to several boards including the Louisiana State Arts Council and St. Landry Parish Tourism and serves on the board of Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Advocacy. Don Marshall is a native of New Orleans who began his professional career in the arts as the first Director of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1977. One of his major projects during that time was the creation of coordinated gallery openings, that has been a trademark of the local arts scene and replicated throughout the country. As Director of Le Petite Theatre, Don founded the Tennessee Williams Festival in conjunction with a group that was organizing a New Orleans Literary Festival. As an educator, he has served as the Director of the Cultural Resource Management Program at Southeastern Louisiana University and Director of the Arts Administration Program at the University of New Orleans. In 2004, Don became the Executive Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation. Since Katrina, the Foundation has expanded its Community Partnership Grants Program and created new events such as the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, and the Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival. Monique Martin joined CityParks Foundation in 2007; CPF produces SummerStage in Central Park and over 1,200 music, dance, theater, and kids programs in 700 parks city-wide every summer. As Director of Family Programming she brings her vision and


PD@PAE Faculty Bios expertise in presenting relevant, fresh and thoughtful programming for youth to New York City families. Prior to joining CPF she was an Associate Director of Programming for LMCC as part of the River to River Festival where she presented music, dance, and family programs. As an independent curator, producer and marketing consultant she has partnered with and produced for Joe’s Pub, Disney, Apollo Theater, New Victory Theater, South Bank Centre/UK, Hip Hop Theater Festival, Harlem Stage, Queens Theater in the Park, NJPAC, HBO, and various Broadway productions. Perry Mixter is currently Principal of Mixter Consulting Services, and has over 30 years of leadership experience in arts administration. Most recently, Perry served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg from 2007 to 2011. Throughout his career, Perry has served in a variety of leadership roles including Secretary for the SC Arts Alliance, President of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium, and President of the High Country United Way. Perry was selected as a member of Leadership Spartanburg’s Class of 2008. Previously, he served on the boards of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, and Arts North Carolina. In 1995, Perry established Mixter Consulting Services, which provides consulting services in organizational development, technology applications, and strategic planning for non-profit agencies. Perry earned a B.S. in Psychology from Denison University and M.A. from the Arts Administration Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Steve O’Hearn‘s environmental designs and theater productions have been recognized with over 40 awards. He has toured Asia, Europe and America with Squonk Opera, which he co-founded with composer Jackie Dempsey, and received five NEA grants. Steve has also received three International Design Awards, five Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships and, for his Squonk work on Broadway, the American Theatre Wing’s Hewes Design Award. Squonk Opera recently served as arty cannon fodder for the 14 million viewers of America’s Got Talent, where they refused to play “cover songs,”and were appropriately spanked. His work has been published in magazines and frivolous coffee-table books, and has been exhibited internationally, including at the Prague Quadrennial twice. At the Rhode Island School of Design (B.F.A.) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.F.A.), Steve studied art, design and theater. In the pubs of Ireland, he studied music. His work can be seen at www.squonkopera.org and his vanity website, www.steveohearn.com, which his mother often visits. Christopher O’Riley has dazzled the world over on stage, the radio, and his records. His memorable interpretations of traditional and popular repertoire make him a cherished bridge between musical tastes, genres, and audience worldwide. As host of the most popular classical music radio show on the air today, National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” Christopher works and performs with the next generation of brilliant young musicians, demonstrating to audiences, with humor and a lack of pretense, that these young artists are as diverse in their personal lives as they are in their music-making. His first recording of Radiohead transcriptions, “True Love Waits,” was as critically acclaimed as it was commercially successful. Christopher studied with Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory of Music. Jason Patterson has been involved in the New Orleans music community as a talent buyer, producer, and nonprofit administrator for three decades. He originally developed the music program for the Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro in 1982 and has booked the club’s nightly entertainment for the past 20 years. Jason was a board member of the Louisiana Jazz Federation for six years before becoming its first executive director in

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PD@PAE Faculty Bios the early 1990s. He also was a charter board member of both the New Orleans Film & Video Festival and the New Orleans Music and Entertainment Association. He has been the Executive Director of New Orleans Jazz Celebration since 1996. During this time he has developed innovative outreach programs including jazz series such as Nickel a Dance and the UNO Jazz at the Sandbar, jazz informances in Louisiana public schools and touring jazz history exhibits. He has lived and worked in what is now the Frenchmen Street Arts & Culture District since 1975. Adrienne Petrillo is Program Manager, Presenting & Touring at the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). In this capacity she oversees the program development, evaluation, and promotion of the four New England Presenting and Touring programs, the Center StageSM international exchange program, and the website MatchBook.org. Adrienne works closely with staff from each of the six New England state arts agencies and represents NEFA at regional presenter meetings and events, including NEFA’s annual Idea Swap. She holds a B.A. in theater studies with a concentration in arts management from Emerson College and hails from Vermont.

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Richard Read is the Director of Marketing for The NOCCA Institute, a non-profit that provides support and advocacy for the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, which is Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students. Richard holds a B.A. from Millsaps College, an M.A. from Tulane University, and an M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. He teaches both marketing and arts technology in that UNO program and has also taught nonprofit management for Loyola University’s Music Industry division. Richard has extensive experience in communications, social media, web design/development, and fundraising, and he has worked as a marketing consultant for a range of non-profit and for-profit corporations. Richard previously held the positions of Managing Director for The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Managing Director for the new-works festival DramaRama, and Program Manager for the International Theatre Institute of the United States. David Rowell has been the Executive Director of the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center (which opened in December 2010) since June 2010. David also served for five-and-half years as Assistant Professor of Theatre and Head of the M.F.A. Theatre Management Program at Florida State University. Prior to FSU, he served as the President and CEO of the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah, KY; Executive Director of the Mahaffey Theater Foundation in St. Petersburg, FL; Theatre Manager and Director of Programming for Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, UT; Co-Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs for Weber State University; and as a professional Actors’ Equity Association Stage Manager. David holds a Bachelor’s in Theater from Hope College, Holland, MI and a M.F.A. in Theater Management and Arts Administration from the University of Alabama / Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Dennis Sankovich is the Executive Director for Mississippi State University’s Riley Center for Education & Performing Arts in Meridian, Mississippi, a $24.8 million renovation/restoration of the 1890 Grand Opera House of Mississippi and Marks Rothenberg Mercantile Building. Dennis has 25 years of management experience in developing arts organizations including the successful development and $6 million restoration of the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, Ohio, through the aid of historic investment tax credits. He has consulted on numerous successful Historic Theatre projects and conducted seminars on Theatre Rehabilitation, Corporate Planning, Organization Management and Development. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts Management and a Master of Public Administration from the University of


PD@PAE Faculty Bios Toledo. He is the 2010 recipient of the Mary Beth Treen Award for demonstrating excellence in the presenting and touring profession. Jai Sen is a communications and technology consultant with nearly two decades of experience working in digital and interactive media. In his work for both commercial and nonprofit clients, including Fortune 100 corporations and grantmaking organizations such as The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he has led teams responsible for the creation of interactive experiences ranging from device interfaces and content publishing platforms to banking systems. He is an authority on the integration of digital tools into communications workflows, and an expert in measurement, having studied and engineered measurement systems for dozens of clients. Simon Shaw is president of Shaw Entertainment Group, specializing in booking, programming, and producing live entertainment in performing arts centers. With 16 years experience on both sides of the Atlantic as a booking agent, promoter, and director of programming, Simon has a rare insight into the world of presenting live entertainment. He founded Shaw Entertainment Group in 2008. Simon was always a fan of live performance, but his eyes were opened to the commercial aspects of the business as a tour manager traveling Europe with various bands. After experiencing life on the road he returned to the UK and began his education in the world of booking and promoting working for an agency in London. Simon came to New York in 1999 to work for a Broadway booking agency where he was involved with many successful Broadway tours. In 2005, he moved to the Berkshires to program the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA. Terrance Simien and his band won the Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album for 2007. Simien is an eighth-generation Creole from one of the earliest Creole families to settle the Mallet area of St. Landry Parish. Simien and his band have toured internationally, presenting thousands of live performances in more than 40 countries, and released dozens of solo recordings and collaborations. He has shared studio and stage with Paul Simon, Dr. John, Marcia Ball, Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder, Robert Palmer, and Los Lobos. Simien and his wife Cynthia created the Creole for Kidz program which provides educational performances of Creole music and history. The Simiens also created an outreach and mentoring program for up-and-coming musicians called MusicMatters. He is considered to be one of the most gifted vocalists, engaging performers, and innovative recording artists in American roots music. Mark Smith is a founding member of the Carolina Repertory Company. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in History. He later attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed in theater, film, and television appearing in over 100 commercials. Some of his awards include the Screen Actor’s Guild’s “Joseph C. Riley Award for Service” and the “Outstanding Advancement” award given to him by ABC News. In 1994, he was the CAMI West Coast Sales representative where he served as vice president. In 2005, he started 1st Mark Artist Management LLC, where he has had the pleasure of representing artists as diverse as Arlo Guthrie, Olympia Dukakis, The Red Clay Ramblers, and Break of Reality. Kristin Sosnowsky serves as the Associate Dean for Finance and Operations of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts and the Interim Chair of Theatre at Louisiana State University. In addition she is the Managing Director of Swine Palace, LSU’s professional Equity theatre company. While at LSU and Swine Palace she has produced

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PD@PAE Faculty Bios over 30 major productions including The Heidi Chronicles which was performed at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre and Beijing Central Academy of Drama as well as the world premiere of Cocktail which will be featured as part of the United States national exhibit at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. In 2006, Swine Palace was recognized with the Louisiana Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Large Arts Organization and the 13th Annual YWCA Greater Baton Rouge Racial Justice Award. Kevin Spencer has been performing professionally for more than 20 years. Along with his wife, Cindy, they tour with Spencers: Theatre of Illusion. At their Virginia-based office, they coordinate booking, media relations, graphic and DVD design, and all other elements related to the business. Kevin is also the creator of the Hocus Focus and Healing of Magic projects and is widely considered one of the leading authorities on the therapeutic use of magic in education and physical and psychosocial rehabilitation. Ivan Sygoda has been director of Pentacle, a New York City-based nonprofit service organization, since 1976. Over the years, many dance artists have outsourced administrative functions such as accounting, grant writing, and booking to Pentacle. He has designed most of Pentacle’s special projects, such as its Help Desk mentoring program, and co-founded the New York State DanceForce. Over the years he has contributed to many arts publications, served on numerous panels, lectured widely on aspects of arts administration, and has been on the boards of Dance/USA, North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents and numerous other organizations.

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Mary Trudel is a marketing professional who brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic counsel, branding, reputation management, media relations and program management to Trudel | MacPherson. Prior to 2010, Mary was a Senior Officer at The Wallace Foundation heading communications for the foundation’s arts unit. Before joining Wallace, Mary served as group director, consumer marketing and technology, at Hill & Knowlton; executive vice president, consumer/consumer healthcare, at Ruder Finn Public Relations Worldwide; and president of The Rowland Company Worldwide. Nationally recognized as an audience engagement specialist, Mary is active in the New York City arts community and on-line via thought leader blogging on artsjournal.com and Americans for the Arts ARTSblog. Doug Varone choreographs/directs in dance, theater, and opera. His renowned company, Doug Varone and Dancers, has performed in more than 100 cities in 45 states across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Opera credits include new productions of Le Sacre du Printemps, Les Troyens, Salomé, An American Tragedy at The Metropolitan Opera; Orfée et Eurydice, II Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Colorado; Faust, Cenerentola, and Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath for Minnesota Opera, among others. Varone’s theater credits include choreography for Broadway, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Yale Rep, Walnut Street Theatre, Princeton’s McCarter Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Music Theater Group, and The Vineyard Theatre. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2006 OBIE Award (Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus and Euridice at Lincoln Center), and two New York Dance and Performance Awards (BESSIES). MK Wegmann, President and CEO, National Performance Network, has 30 years of experience in organizational development, artists’ services, and presenting and producing for nonprofit visual and performing arts organizations. NPN supports the creation and touring of contemporary performing arts, providing an important organizing link among communities, artists, and presenters in the U.S. As an inde-


PD@PAE Faculty Bios pendent consultant, she works with organizations and individual artists in longrange planning, organizational development, and systems management. Katie West, Senior Program Officer for Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, is the founding director of Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT), a program that encourages and supports touring by professional Pennsylvania artists. Prior to PennPAT, Katie directed several grants and technical assistance programs at the Illinois Arts Council and was communications director for MoMing Dance & Arts Center, an NPN presenter in Chicago. In addition to her administrative work, she has taught dance, and written dance reviews and feature stories for daily and bi-monthly publications. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations, with a minor in dance, from Central Michigan University. Aaron Zimmerman started his career as the student director of concerts while at the University of Maryland from 1998-2001. After graduating with a degree in The Business of Music, he moved to New York to work for Ideal Entertainment. After four years in NYC he moved to Chicago to become the Programming Manager at Jam Productions/Theatricals. While there he was one of two people responsible for programming the Broadway series in 42 markets across the country as well as programming in Chicago itself. After another four-year stint in Chicago, he then moved to Miami where he became the Director of Programming at the Adrienne Arsht Center. There he was responsible for all Broadway, contemporary music and comedy that were brought into the center. Following that he took a job as Director of Programming at the Straz Center for Performing Arts in Tampa, where he is currently working.

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Showcase Stagebill Juried Showcases Artists appearing in juried showcases were selected by a distinguished nine-person showcase panel comprised of experienced performing arts presenters, experts, and artist/managers from across the country. Artists were selected in the following categories: • • • • • • • •

Dance Family & Children’s Programming Music—Chamber & Classical Music—World & Ethnic Music—Blues & Gospel Music—Folk & Bluegrass Music—Other Variety Acts

Chosen for their artistic merit and readiness to tour, these artists will perform on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manship Theatre. See individual listings for performers and times.

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Tech Support Key LOW = general lighting washes, no specific types of backline equipment, no set pieces, etc. MODERATE = multiple lighting washes, one or two spotlights, specific backline, phantom power, etc. HIGH = multiple lighting washes and spotlights, large or elaborate stage sets, video projection, flying set pieces, etc.


Juried Showcase Artists Thursday, September 22 Thursday, September 22 Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts

5:30-5:45 p.m. Bella Nova Music, Booth 713 Fee Range: $$$-$$$$ Tech Support: Low

5:50-6:05 p.m. Betsy DuBois Agency, Booth 312 Fee Range: $$-$$$ Tech Support: Moderate

6:10-6:25 p.m. Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Booth 310 Fee Range: $$$$$ Tech Support: Moderate

6:30-6:45 p.m. TSF Entertainment, Booth 628 Fee Range: $$$$ Tech Support: Low

Tim Eriksen Tim Eriksen is “widely regarded as the best ballad singer of his generation” (BBC Radio). He combines hair-raising vocals with savvy arrangements for fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bajo sexto, transforming American tradition with a “northern roots” Americana sound that embraces old New England murder ballads, shape-note gospel, and haunted originals alongside Southern Appalachian and Irish sounds. His 2010 album “Soul of the January Hills,” featuring 14 songs for solo unaccompanied voice, is hardcore Americana at its most elemental.

Sticks & Stones – Lyle Cogen “Sticks & Stones” is a musical theatre performance that explores crucial social issues by taking the audience on a journey of vignettes through song, poetry, and monologue. Songs like “Bystander,” “Bully” and “Don’t Laugh at Me” are woven together with poetry and narrative to form a storyline that moves students to notice negative behaviors such as teasing and bullying. The performance offers children suggestions on how to cope with what they encounter and helps children to understand that they are not alone. “Sticks & Stones” sends the message that if someone is being bullied it needs to be everybody’s business.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) is one of the companies in the South Arts Dance Touring Initiative, which provides funding to presenters for residencies in Southern communities. Lula choreographed the movies “Avatar” and “The Little Mermaid.” She recently completed a successful 12-city tour in China with U.S. State Department funding; an 18-city tour of Russia; and a debut concert in Brazil. Lula returns to Russia for a new 14-city tour this fall. Lula commissioned “Love Is…” by Christopher Huggins for her company’s 30th Anniversary. Huggins got his choreographic start with Lula, and made this ballet his gift to her company.

Tonic Sol-fa Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine, Tonic Sol-fa has spent the past decade on the road carving their niche as the nation’s top vocal act. The group has been awarded numerous awards in pop, gospel, and holiday genres, appeared on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine, and have sold over two million

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Juried Showcase Artists Thursday, September 22 Tonic Sol-fa continued

6:50-7:05 p.m. Diane Saldick, LLC, Booth 232 Fee Range: $$$ Tech Support: Low

albums. The New York Times describes Tonic Sol-fa’s sound as “A vocal kaleidoscope...unique to the human voice.” Improvisational and passionate music combined with cutting-edge stage presence is the benchmark by which critics and fans agree: nobody does it like Tonic Sol-fa.

Bryan Wallick Bryan Wallick is one of the great American virtuoso pianists of his generation. Gold medalist at the 1997 Vladimir Horowitz International Competition in Kiev, he has performed throughout the world performing a wide variety of music from various styles. Particularly fond of the big romantic repertoire, he often performs large works by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Liszt and Prokofiev. Bryan has a keen interest in bringing “accessible” modern works to the 21st Century audience. As a father of two young children, he is passionate about educational outreach, realizing that the future of our profession is very dependent on the next generation’s exposure to classical music.

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7:20-7:35 p.m. Alabama Ballet, Booth 500 Fee Range: $$$$-$$$$$ Tech Support: Moderate

7:40-7:55 p.m. DCA Productions, Booth 711 Fee Range: $$$ Tech Support: Low

Alabama Ballet The Alabama Ballet, under the direction of Artistic Director Tracey Alvey, is the state’s premier professional ballet company. The repertoire available for touring ranges from full-length story ballets like “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella,” to mixed bill performances featuring work from such choreographers as Twyla Tharp, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, and George Balanchine. This evening, Alabama Ballet presents excerpts from two original pieces choreographed by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Roger Van Fleteren: “Death and the Maiden” with music by Schubert, and Shostakovich, set to Piano Concerto No. 2 by Dimitry Shostakovich, Jr.

Lynn Trefzger A self-taught comedian ventriloquist with a trunk full of zany characters, Lynn’s audience interplay is tailored for both family and adult audiences. Nominated Funniest Female and Funniest Female Performer of the Year, Lynn is featured in the documentary I’m No Dummy, a film which provides an intriguing exploration into the past, present, and future state of ventriloquism in pop culture today. She’s been playing with puppets professionally for close to 30 years now and entertaining thousands annually. Lynn’s show has something in it for everybody, and


Juried Showcase Artists Thursday, September 22 – Friday, September 23 Lynn Trefzger continued

8:00-8:15 p.m. Lisa Sapinkopf Artists, Booth 706 Fee Range: $$$-$$$$ Tech Support: Low

8:20-8:35 p.m. Koresh Dance Company, Booth 707 Fee Range: $$$$-$$$$$ Tech Support: Moderate-High

as long as she’s making people laugh, she’s achieved her objective in making the world laugh!

Euclid Quartet The members of the international award-winning Euclid Quartet hail from four different continents, and they delight in performing varied programs of music inspired by their diverse backgrounds. A recent review in Gramophone Magazine raved about their “performances of rare commitment and passion...the Euclid has triumphed.” The Euclid Quartet holds the prestigious Quartet-in-Residence position at Indiana University South Bend. The Quartet will perform Wynton Marsalis’s “Rag,” excerpts from Dvorák’s “American” Quartet and Bartók’s virtuosic First Quartet, and Carlos Gardel’s seductive tango “Por una Cabeza” (from the film Scent of a Woman).

Koresh Dance Company Koresh Dance Company, founded in 1991, is renowned for their powerful stage presence and has been hailed as a vital force on both national and international stages. Koresh Dance Company will be performing excerpts of “Somewhere in Between,” by artistic director Ronen Koresh. It will feature a chair section with “rapid-fire dancing to staccato music” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The music is by Hugues Le Bars.

Friday, September 23 Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts

5:30-5:45 p.m. Eye for Talent, Booth 600 Fee Range: $$$ Tech Support: Moderate

5:50-6:05 p.m. Producers Inc., Booth 226 Fee Range: $$$$ Tech Support: Moderate

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, from Lafayette, LA, burst onto the world scene in 2008 with a unique blend of old-school Zydeco, original material, and Louisiana Creole traditionals, which incorporate polyrhythmic and syncopated sounds of Africa and the Caribbean. That was three Grammy nominations ago. Cedric has made a name for himself reviving Creole fiddling for the 21st Century and singing in French, while applying his musical wit to the diatonic accordion. With his band of seasoned legends and talented newcomers, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole continues to bring the “bon temps” of Louisiana Creole culture to the world.

Alice Tan Ridley Alice Tan Ridley started singing in the New York City subways in 1992 and quickly gained a reputation as “The New York Subway Idol.” Videos of her legendary performances resulted in a flurry of YouTube videos

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Juried Showcase Artists Friday, September 23 Alice Tan Ridley continued

6:10-6:25 p.m. DCA Productions, Booth 711 Fee Range: $$$ Tech Support: Low

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6:50-7:05 p.m. 1st Mark Artists Management LLC, Booth 526 Fee Range: $$$ Tech Support: Low-Moderate

reaching millions of views. In 2010, Alice wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent and gained world notice. The New York Post, People Magazine, and Oprah Radio gave glowing reviews after hearing her powerhouse voice. After 20 years on the subways, at 58 years old, she’s now a world-renowned Goddess of Soul with the personality and talent of an unforgettable performer.

Avner the Eccentric A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. Avner has appeared on and off Broadway with his hit show “Exceptions to Gravity.” Avner is probably best known for his endearing portrayal of The Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in The Jewel of the Nile, co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. He was also featured in the film Brenda Starr and the television series Webster and Mathnet. Avner’s show, “Exceptions to Gravity,” defies the barriers of language and culture and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.

April Verch Band Canadian fiddler April Verch doesn’t just perform music, she exudes it. Her ability to play any kind of roots music as though it was her native tongue is awe-inspiring. Whether singing or playing her own songs, exploring Appalachian traditional tunes, playing Ottawa Valley music, or step-dancing the rhythms of these traditions, April is always being April. Clay Ross (guitar) and Cody Walters (upright bass and banjo) round out the April Verch Band.

Break of Reality Break of Reality. Bringing a fresh take to chamber music, this conservatory-trained ensemble performs original compositions from their new album “Spectrum of the Sky,” covers songs by groups such as Metallica and Radiohead, and provides transcriptions of Bach. Blending cellos and percussion, Break of Reality sends audiences on an aural trip to new sounds and sensations.

— INTERMISSION — 7:20-7:35 p.m. TG2 Artists, Booth 712 Fee Range: $$$ Tech Support: Moderate

Bearfoot With Alaskan roots and a new Nashville home, Telluride winners Bearfoot fuse string band traditions with youthful creativity. Bearfoot has been compared to Nickel Creek for their fresh new sound. Their music features


Juried Showcase Artists Friday, September 23 Bearfoot continued

7:40-7:55 p.m. Loyd Artists, Booth 227 Fee Range: $-$$ Tech Support: Moderate

8:00-8:15 p.m. Herschel Freeman Agency, Inc., Booth 704 Fee Range: $$$$ Tech Support: Low

8:20-8:25 p.m. TG2 Artists, Booth 712 Fee Range: $$$ Tech Support: Moderate

evocative original songs, covers of contemporary tunes, lovely harmony vocals, and lively instrumentals on fiddle, mandolin, guitars, and bass.

Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets Hobey Ford will showcase “Antelope Carrier & the Thunderbirds,” an Arikara tale from his performance “Turtle Island Tales,” a performance of songs and stories of Native Americans told through puppetry. The production, funded by the Jim Henson Foundation, utilizes shadow puppetry, digital projections of Ford’s art, and a life-sized realistic Native American singer puppet who opens the performance and leads the audience through the stories. The production won a UNIMA Citation of Excellence and has been performed at The Kennedy Center, international festivals and The Smithsonian Museum.

Panorama Jazz Band Panorama Jazz Band is a fabulous party band from the Big Easy, whose repertoire draws on the most exciting music from around the world: the Caribbean rhythms of Martinique in the French West Indies, the exotic Klezmer and Balkan melodies of Eastern Europe, and the nonstop syncopation of New Orleans second-line. By turns 43 a funky jazz band, a dance band, and a swing orchestra, Panorama Jazz Band is a seven-piece acoustic group featuring the instruments that have been used to get crowds dancing for centuries—clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, accordion, tenor banjo, drums, and tuba.

The Claire Lynch Band Grammy nominee and IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch has long been at the forefront of women pushing bluegrass boundaries. Her soulful songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless and Kathy Mattea, among others. This stellar ensemble delivers a personable, high-energy performance including tender country ballads, hard-driving bluegrass, swing, and even some Southern Appalachian clog dancing.


Video Showcase Artists Video Showcase DVDs are available free to presenting organizations. Presenters that did not receive a DVD in the mail before the conference may pick one up at Registration.

American Negro Playwright Theatre

Dazzling Divas & Divos!

JRA Fine Arts Booth 607

James GreeningValenzuela Vocal Artists Management Booth 736

An Evening with CS Lewis JRA Fine Arts Booth 607

Atlantic Steps

Diane Lines’ JUMP! Booth 213

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble

Buddy Greene

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble Booth 220

Cangelosi Dance Project Booth 612

The Magic of Lyn DCA Productions Booth 711

Martin Dubé Paquin Entertainment Booth 708

Masters JRA Fine Arts Booth 607

Matuto Galumpha

Cangelosi Dance 44 Project

DCA Productions Booth 711

Diane Lines

JRA Fine Arts Booth 607 JRA Fine Arts Booth 607

Mark Nizer’s 3D Show

DCA Productions Booth 711

Matuto LLC Booth 600

Sebastian Baverstam Highland Way - Best of Scotland’s music

Concert Artists Guild Booth 324

Concert Artists Guild Booth 324

Kamstar Artist Management Booth 615

Smokin’ the Ivories

Circurious

Hotel California

Alkahest Artists and Attractions Booth 213

DCA Productions Booth 711

Harmony Artists Inc. Booth 626

Spectrum Brass

Cirque Montage

John McDermott

JRA Fine Arts Booth 607

Robin Klinger Entertainment LLC Booth 205

Paquin Entertainment Booth 708

Ching-Yun Hu

Daria Rabotkina Concert Artists Guild Booth 324

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Lula Washington Dance Theatre Booth 310

Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop Harmony Artists Inc. Booth 626

Tyrone Jefferson & A Sign Of The Times A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas Booth 308

Vladimir & Nadia Zaitsev “Bach to Rock“ DCA Productions Booth 711


Independent Showcases Wednesday, September 21 9:00-10:10 p.m. International Music Network – Booth 426 For tickets please contact Liz Bench at liz@imnworld.com or call 978-283-2883. Comp tickets are limited. Manship Theatre 100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801 Cash bar

9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Alabama State Council on the Arts – Booth 415 Louisiana Division of Cultural Affairs – Booth 417 Mississippi Arts Commission – Booth 419 The Lyceum Dean, 124 Third Street Complimentary heavy appetizers and soft bar (beer, wine, soft drinks)

9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. SeaSoundStudio Entertainment – Booth 330 Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s 1 block from Hotel 214 3rd St., Baton Rouge Complimentary beverage tickets for Presenters

McCoy Tyner Quartet featuring Joe Lovan It is not an overstatement to say that modern jazz has been shaped by the music of five-time Grammy Award winner and NEA Jazz Master, McCoy Tyner. His bluesbased piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. The McCoy Tyner Quartet with special guest saxophonist Joe Lovano – a modern day jazz titan in his own right – touches on Tyner’s days with the classic John Coltrane Quartet while embodying the progression of jazz exploration and communication.

Gulf Coast Juried Showcase This showcase is in partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Alabama State Council on the Arts (PAE Local Host Committee and the Louisiana Division of the Arts). The showcase will feature a total of nine artists, three each from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Each artist will perform for 15 minutes. Artists include: The New Orleans Bingo Show, Terrence Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Of Moving Colors, Eden 45 Brant, Guelel Kumba, Three On A String, Kimoni Duo, and more! Free and open to the public.

Southern Fried Jazz Band | Moscow Nights | transit | Dad’s Garage SeaSoundStudio Entertainment presents the following Showcases: transit (SeaSoundStudio Entertainment, Booth 330): All Band…No Instruments! A dynamic, 5-member vocal band, with award-winning recordings, transit performs songs of different genres for all ages in concert and school programs. Two performance times. Red, Hot and Tasty, Southern Fried Jazz Band (Booth 501) has a contagious enthusiasm that causes the most conservative audience to demand encores. Two performance times. Dad’s Garage (goingbarefoot, inc, Booth 601) - comedy improv second to none! Tours 4-10 members; outlandish rep of all improv to quasi-scripted hilarity. Workshops and children’s programs offered. Journey to Russia with Moscow Nights (World Artists, Booth 212) as they perform spirited tunes on balalaikas and bayan (accordion). Available year-round for concerts, school performances, festivals. Two performance times.


Independent Showcases Thursday, September 22 9:00-9:20 p.m. Center Productions, Inc. – Booth 405 Capitol Room - Hilton 1st Floor

9:00-10:30 p.m. The Rosebud Agency – Booth 715 Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts Cash bar

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9:00-11:30 p.m. International Arts Alliance – Booth 520 Pick up tickets at booth 520 or call 312-675-8885 Old State Capitol Heavy appetizers, full bar with Caribbean drink specials for presenters

Glory Crampton This Broadway leading lady, musical theatre veteran is best known for her critically-acclaimed roles in productions of “The Fantasticks,” “Camelot,” “My Fair Lady,” “Carousel,” “Nine” and “Phantom.” She is also an accomplished soprano solo artist, heralded for her concert performances. Jose Carreras, of The Three Tenors, chose her to sing with him in a sold out concert at Radio City Music Hall. Steven Holden (New York Times) wrote of her performance: “Glory Crampton has a glittering, silvery soprano…an angel’s voice exquisite in every detail…“

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Join “the best Cajun band in the world” (Garrison Keillor/Prairie Home Companion) BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet immediately following the Juried Showcases as they help fire up PAE with music straight from the heart and soul of Southern Louisiana. Over a career spanning 35 years, BeauSoleil have become the figurehead of both traditional and contemporary Cajun music, earning the group 2 Grammy wins over 12 total nominations, plus numerous other awards and achievements, including band leader Michael Doucet’s National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA in 2005. In the world of Cajun music, BeauSoleil’s accomplishments have been nothing short of epic.

International Arts Alliance Come enjoy “D’ Taste of Trinidad and Tobago” where Steelpan, Calypso, Limbo and Liming (pleasure events) were created. Witness one-of-a-kind, fresh, innovative, world class programs to invigorate entertain and thrill your audiences. Featured music: pan (steel drum) in jazz, Broadway, classical and Caribbean styles; the National Steel Symphony Orchestra; award winning Calypso artists, Holiday programs and more. Join the party; the country celebrates 50 years of independence in 2012. Share the unique offerings that emanate from this land of rich cultural heritage and diversity. After all, we are the Mother of all Carnivals! Casual attire. Feathers optional. Dancing shoes recommended.


Independent Showcases Thursday, September 22 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Hosted by SeaSoundStudio Entertainment – Booth 330 Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s 1 block from Hotel 214 3rd St., Baton Rouge Complimentary beverage tickets for presenters

9:20-9:40 p.m. Center Productions, Inc. – Booth 405 Capitol Room - Hilton 1st Floor

9:40-10:00 p.m. Center Productions, Inc. – Booth 405 Capitol Room - Hilton 1st Floor

transit | Southern Fried Jazz Band | Ken Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet | Dad’s Garage | Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys SeaSoundStudio Entertainment presents the following Showcases: transit (SeaSoundStudio Entertainment, Booth 330): All Band ... No Instruments! A dynamic, 5- member vocal band, with award-winning recordings, transit performs songs of different genres for all ages in concert and school programs. Two performance times. Red, Hot and Tasty, Southern Fried Jazz Band (Booth 501) has a contagious enthusiasm that causes the most conservative audience to demand encores. Two performance times. Dad’s Garage (goingbarefoot, inc, Booth 601) - comedy improv second to none! Tours 4-10 members; outlandish rep of all improv to quasi-scripted hilarity. Workshops and children’s programs offered. Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys (Mike Green and Associates, Booth 224) - Zydeco music echoing its Creole past and charting its future. Twenty-five years in Alaska has drawn Ken Waldman (Nomadic Productions, Booth 608) to produce poems, stories and fiddle tunes that combine into a performance uniquely his own.

Franc D’Ambrosio This multifaceted vocalist is best known for his role as the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” Franc’s showcase will highlight numbers from his three, highly successful, solo shows. He has been touring for 6 years, in over 200 cities, and has the record of receiving a standing ovation every night. “Most impressive is D’Ambrosio who played the title role in “The Phantom of the Opera” for six years and delivers an exquisite version of “The Music of the Night.” Pittsburgh Tribune - July 2011

Chipper Lowell This multiple award-winning comedian/magician has spent the last 20 years presenting his unique brand of infectiously amusing mayhem. He has been described an “artistic cyclone of talent & comedy.” He is equally adept at unusual stunts, bizarre magic, dangerous juggling, razor-sharp ad-libs, and rapid fire, original standup comedy. Chipper has worked with Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.” The Los Angeles Times says Chipper is “Feverish, Frentic & Hilarious!”. His critically acclaimed stage show - “The Chipper Experience!” - was extended three times for an incredible 12-month run at the Horizon Casino Resort in Lake Tahoe, NV.

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Independent Showcases Thursday, September 22 10:00-10:20 p.m. Center Productions, Inc. – Booth 405 Capitol Room - Hilton 1st Floor

10:20-10:40 p.m. Center Productions, Inc. – Booth 405 Capitol Room - Hilton 1st Floor

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Glory Crampton This Broadway leading lady, musical theatre veteran is best known for her critically acclaimed roles in productions of “The Fantasticks”, “Camelot”, “My Fair Lady”, “Carousel”, “Nine” and “Phantom”. She is also an accomplished soprano solo artist, heralded for her concert performances. Jose Carreras, of The Three Tenors, chose her to sing with him in a sold out concert at Radio City Music Hall. Steven Holden (New York Times) wrote of her performance: “Glory Crampton has a glittering, silvery soprano…an angel’s voice exquisite in every detail...”

Franc D’Ambrosio This multifaceted vocalist is best known for his role as the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”. His showcase highlights numbers from his three, highly successful shows: Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway, Franc D’Ambrosio’s Hollywood & I’ll Be Seein’ YOUZ... A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of WWII. Touring for over 6 years, he has performed in over 200 cities and has the record of receiving a standing ovation every night. Pittsburgh Tribune: “Most impressive is D’Ambrosio...[he] delivers an exquisite version of “The Music of the Night.” (July 2011)

Chipper Lowell This multiple award-winning comedian/magician has spent the last 20 years presenting his unique brand of infectiously amusing mayhem. He has been described an “artistic cyclone of talent & comedy.” He is equally adept at unusual stunts, bizarre magic, dangerous juggling, razor-sharp ad-libs, and rapid fire, original standup comedy. Chipper has worked with Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.” The Los Angeles Times says Chipper is “Feverish, Frentic & Hilarious!”. His critically acclaimed stage show - “The Chipper Experience!” - was extended three times for an incredible 12-month run at the Horizon Casino Resort in Lake Tahoe, NV.


Independent Showcases Friday, September 23 4:45-5:15 p.m. Geodesic Management – Booth 620 Hilton Capitol Center, Riverview Ballroom A

9:00-9:15 p.m. Presidio Brass – Booth 225 Hilton Hotel, First Floor Riverview Ballroom A Cash bar

9:00-9:40 p.m.

Oran Etkin–Timbalooloo–Jazz Education for Kids Oran Ektin is the creator of the groundbreaking Timbalooloo method of enriching the musicality of young children that has been endorsed by parents of kids in Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo music classes including Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Harvey Keitel, and the winner of the Parents Choice Gold Award. Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo was founded to expand access to Etkin’s method of enriching children's innate musicality and overall development through music classes. Timbalooloo captures the essence of Etkin’s mission: to excite children about the wonders of music and musical instruments and encourage their creative freedom, personal ingenuity and healthy cognitive, emotional and physical develoment.

Presidio Brass Presidio Brass presents Hollywood’s greatest hits! “Sounds of the Cinema” brings together some of the finest classical music used in films as well as the most popular original music written specifically for the movies.

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Hilton - Capitol Room Complimentary light appetizers, wine and bottled water for presenters

PAE Conference attendee Tyrone Jefferson and his group ‘A Sign Of The Times’ perform “socially conscious” jazz and R&B tinged music. In his book Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music, Poet Laureate Amiri Baraka dedicates an entire chapter to the Diaspora Music of Tyrone Jefferson. Tyrone is the former music director for singer James Brown (1979 – 2006), was commissioned by the Minister of Culture, Guadeloupe, French West Indies to collaboratively compose A Hymn For World Peace (1983) and produces a TV show entitled The State of Black Music. Visit us at Booth #308.

9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Louisiana Juried Showcase

A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas – Booth 308

Louisiana Division of the Arts – Booth 417 Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Complimentary heavy appetizers and soft bar (beer, wine, soft drinks)

Come join us for a juried showcase with Louisiana flavor! An evening of artists from the Louisiana touring directory. Artists include: Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band, Glen David Andrews, Delfeayo Marsalis, Nathan Williams, Hadley Castille, Kris Cangelosi, Doug Duffey, Raphael Bas, and Louis Ford. Each artist will perform for 15 minutes.


Independent Showcases Friday, September 23 9:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies – Booth 221 Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s 1 block from Hotel 214 3rd St., Baton Rouge BTR’s premier LIVE MUSIC VENUE! Full service!

South American Harp

This showcase has been cancelled due to injury. If you are interested, please contact Alfredo Rolando at (951) 737-9897 50 or email him at harp4ortiz@aol.com

9:20-9:40 p.m. Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra – Booth 530 Hilton Riverview Ballroom A (1st Floor) Cash bar

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies MOJO GONNA GIT’ YA! @ 9-9:30, 10-10:30, 11-11:30, 11:45-12:15a. MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies’ All-Original American Roots Music ala Zydeco will Engage & Thrill your audiences with Energy & Joy! A Total Experience! Thrilling audiences Worldwide since 1985, MOJO’s brought happiness to millions of people, and enriched the lives of thousands of children. As a Historian, Mister MOJO got the Zydeco Rubboard into the Smithsonian. Featuring hundreds of original songs on 13 albums. As seen on PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, Superstation WGN, FOX, TV Networks! MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies: “Inducing Wild Behavior Since 1985!” LIFETIME MEMORY GUARANTEED!

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz Times and content adapted to YOUR NEEDS! Frequently invited again and again by presenters to return engagements! SOLO RECITALS • RESIDENCIES • EDUCATIONAL ASSEMBLIES. Enjoy exciting spectacular traditional harp music from South America, original compositions and Latin favorites by the internationally acclaimed harpist, composer, educator and winner of a Gold Record. FUN COMMUNICATION WITH AUDIENCES! In 2004, he received the Professional Artists in Schools Award at the Los Angeles Music Center. Four times featured soloist at the World Harp Congress. He considers his most important concert playing in the delivery room during the birth of his daughter!

Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Live from Savannah, GA, raised in the Louisiana Delta, Jeremy Davis along with his lifelong friends is proud to present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Far more than a “concert or jazz recital,” they present a one-of-a kind, high-energy stage show featuring wonderful entertainers and one of the most talented 16 piece bands touring the country! Their fresh approach to the GreatAmerican Big-Band revival is revolutionary. Presenting original musical arrangements and a wide music mix ranging from the standards to Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more…all with Southern charm and that Vegas Rat Pack Style. There’s something for everyone.


Independent Showcases Friday, September 23 9:30-9:50 p.m. Herschel Freeman Agency, Inc. – Booth 704 Boudreau & Thibodeaux’s 214 3rd Street, Baton Rouge Heavy appetizers & cash bar

9:45-10:00 p.m. The Roots Agency/SMG Artists – Booth 428 Riverview A, 1st Floor Baton Rouge Hilton Cash bar

10:05-10:20 p.m. Presidio Brass – Booth 225 Hilton Hotel, First Floor Riverview Ballroom A Cash bar

10:25-10:40 p.m. The Roots Agency/SMG Artists – Booth 428 Riverview A, 1st Floor Baton Rouge Hilton Cash bar

Good Lovelies THE GOOD LOVELIES WILL BE SHOWCASING AT BOUDREAU AND THIBODEAUX’S, 1 BLOCK FROM THE HILTON, ON FRIDAY AT 9:30-9:45, 10:30-10:45, AND 11:30-11:45 PM. The Good Lovelies are a fresh, funny, award-winning trio from Toronto, known for their easyflowing three part harmonies and comedic stage banter. The Good Lovelies’ show is upbeat, blending Swing, Folk, and Roots to create a sound that is warm, relaxed and audience-friendly. The songs are sandwiched between witty and often hilarious stories about life on the road. The Good Lovelies also offer a Christmas show that features traditional carols, classic nostalgic pop songs, and original songs of the season.

Trout Fishing In America Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. Three decades of writing, recording and performing together created a career as intriguing as their name. Trout Fishing in America can look back at a body of work that is impressive and know they are just hitting their stride. On the heels of their fourth Grammy nomination Big Round World, and the upcoming release of their second children’s book/CD set Chicken Joe Forgets Something, 51 it is no wonder that Trout Fishing in America sees the future as the brightest part of their successful career.

Presidio Brass Presidio Brass presents Hollywood’s greatest hits! “Sounds of the Cinema” brings together some of the finest classical music used in films as well as the most popular original music written specifically for the movies.

Trout Fishing In America Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. Three decades of writing, recording and performing together created a career as intriguing as their name. Trout Fishing in America can look back at a body of work that is impressive and know they are just hitting their stride. On the heels of their fourth Grammy nomination Big Round World, and the upcoming release of their second children’s book/CD set Chicken Joe Forgets Something, it is no wonder that Trout Fishing in America sees the future as the brightest part of their successful career.


Independent Showcases Friday, September 23 10:45-11:10 p.m. Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra – Booth 530 Riverview A, 1st Floor Baton Rouge Hilton Cash bar

11:10-11:25 p.m. Presidio Brass – Booth 225 Riverview A, 1st Floor Baton Rouge Hilton Cash bar

Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Live from Savannah, GA, raised in the Louisiana Delta, Jeremy Davis along with his lifelong friends is proud to present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Far more than a “concert or jazz recital,” they present a one-of-a kind, high-energy stage show featuring wonderful entertainers and one of the most talented 16 piece bands touring the country! Their fresh approach to the GreatAmerican Big-Band revival is revolutionary. Presenting original musical arrangements and a wide music mix ranging from the standards to Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more…all with Southern charm and that Vegas Rat Pack Style. There’s something for everyone.

Presidio Brass Presidio Brass presents Hollywood’s greatest hits! “Sounds of the Cinema” brings together some of the finest classical music used in films as well as the most popular original music written specifically for the movies.


Exhibitor Index

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1st Mark Artists Management LLC . . . 526

A A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas . . 308 The Agency Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 The American Place Theatre . . . . . . . . 110 Agency for the Performing Arts. . . . . . 505 Alabama Dance Council . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Alabama State Council on the Arts . . . 415 Alkahest Artists & Attractions . . . . . . . 213 All-American Boys Chorus . . . . . . . . . . 604 Alliance Artist Management . . . . . . . . 229 The American Place Theatre . . . . . . . . 110 AMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 710 Arthur Shafman AAAArtists International . . . . . . . . . 606 Arts Management Group . . . . . . . . . . 401 ArtsReady – South Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . 421

B BAM! Baird Artists Management. . . . . 403 Baylin Artists Management . . . . . . . . . 611 Bella Nova Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 713 The Betsy DuBois Agency . . . . . . . . . . 312 BiCoastal Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Birmingham Children’s Theatre . . . . . . 206 Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre . . . . . . . . 705 BodyVox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Brad Simon Organization, Inc. . . . . . . . 400 Brazz Dance Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 718 C California Artists Management . . . . . . 724 Cangelosi Dance Project . . . . . . . . . . . 612 Capitol International Productions, Inc. . 629 Capstone Theatricals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236


Exhibitor Index Celtic Crossroads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 Center Productions, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 405 Center Stage Artists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 Chamber Music America . . . . . . . . . . . 617 Charles R Rothschild Productions Inc . . 732 Choice Ticketing Systems . . . . . . . . . . 516 CMI Entertainment, INC . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Colorado Children’s Chorale . . . . . . . . 513 Columbia Artists Management LLC . . . 725 Concert Artists Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 Creative Booking Agency . . . . . . . . . . 529 CST Entertainment Productions LLC . . 223

J J. Cast Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 721 James Greening-Valenzuela Vocal Artists Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736 Jazz Reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 610 Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 Joanne Rile Artists Management . . . . . 228 Jodi Kaplan & Associates/ Booking Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 728 Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd. . 614 JRA Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 607

D Dan Kamin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503 Dance Kaleidoscope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 627 David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 702 DCA Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 711 Diane Saldick, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Double M Arts & Events, LLC. . . . . . . . 621

K Kamstar Artist Management . . . . . . . . 615 Ken Waldman, Nomadic Productions . 608 Kentucky Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416 KMP Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 720 Koresh Dance Company . . . . . . . . . . . 707

E e.b. artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619 ECE Touring/EastCoast Entertainment328 Ed Keane Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . 714 54 Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. . . . . . . 220 Entertainment Events, Inc.. . . . . . . . . 602 Eye for Talent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 F Frank Salomon Associates . . . . . . . . . . 527 G Gardner Arts Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Geodesic Management . . . . . . . . . . . . 620 Gewald Management Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 214 goingbarefoot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601 Griffin Theatre Company . . . . . . . . . . . 431 Gurtman and Murtha Associates Inc. . 731 H Harmony Artists, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 626 H-Art Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202-A Herschel Freeman Agency Inc.. . . . . . . 704 Holden & Arts Associates. . . . . . . . . . . 304 I IMG Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514 International Arts Alliance . . . . . . . . . . 520 International Creative Management . . 322 International Music Network . . . . . . . . 426 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315

L Leroy Van Dyke Enterprises LLC . . . . . . 531 Lester Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511 Lisa Booth Management, Inc. . . . . . . . 230 Lisa Sapinkopf Artists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 706 Louisiana Division of the Arts. . . . . . . . 417 Louisiana Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Loyd Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Lula Washington Dance Theatre . . . . . 310 M Main Stage Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518 Marcus Roberts Enterprises, Inc. . . . . . 726 McCoy Artists Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528 Melvin Kaplan, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603 Michael Kline Artists, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 211 Micocci Productions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation/ PennPAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414 Mike Green & Associates. . . . . . . . . . . 224 Mike Super Magic & Illusion . . . . . . . . 625 Mills Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 723 Mississippi Arts Commission . . . . . . . . 419 MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies . . . . . . . . 221 Montana Skies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Monterey International . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Music City Artists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Mystical Arts of Tibet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 717


Exhibitor Index N New England Foundation for the Arts . 319 New Frontier Touring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525 New World Classics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players . . . 523 New York Stage Originals . . . . . . . . . . 633 O Off Broadway Booking . . . . . . . . . . . . 700 On The Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 521 Opus 3 Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 P Paquin Entertainment Group . . . . . . . . 708 Paradigm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 Paul Taylor Dance Company . . . . . . . . 201 PennPAT/Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 414 Pentacle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Piccadilly Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509 PMI: Performance Management International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Premier Booking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 Presidio Brass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Producers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 R Rena Shagan Associates, Inc.. . . . . . . . 305 Richmond Ballet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631 Rioult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company . . . . 635 River City Artists Management . . . . . . 314 Robin Klinger Entertainment LLC. . . . . 205 The Roots Agency/SMG Artists . . . . . . 428 The Rosebud Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 715 S SchoolSculptures With Kevin Reese . . . 624 Sciolino Artist Management . . . . . . . . 515 Scott Stander & Associates, Inc.. . . . . . 320 SeaSoundStudio Entertainment . . . . . . 330 Shaw Entertainment Group . . . . . . . . . 429 Siegel Artist Management, LLC . . . . . . 504 A Sign of The Times of the Carolinas. . 308 SL Feldman & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 729 Southern Fried Jazz Band. . . . . . . . . . . 501 South Arts – ArtsReady . . . . . . . . . . . . 421 South Carolina Arts Commission . . . . 420 SMG Artists/The Roots Agency . . . . . . 428 Spencers Theatre of Illusion . . . . . . . . . 613 Squonk Opera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 SRO Artists, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 622 Stephen Knight Productions . . . . . . . . 302 Story Tapestries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Sublime Elan Artists Management. . . . 734 Sweetwood Productions . . . . . . . . . . . 427

T Ted Kurland Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . 609 Tennessee Arts Commission . . . . . . . . 418 Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 TG2 Artists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 712 Theatre IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502 Theatreworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 709 TreeTop Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 TSF Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 628 U Unlimited Myles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 W Windwood Theatricals. . . . . . . . . . . . . 605 Word Dance Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716 World Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Y Young Concert Artists, Inc. . . . . . . . 202-B


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Chair: Todd D. Lowe, Parthenon LLC Vice Chair: Margaret S. Mertz, Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts Secretary: Dianne Walton Treasurer: Al Head, Alabama State Council on the Arts Ted Abernathy, Southern Growth Policies Board Jo Anne Anderson, Anderson Research Group Rich Boyd, Tennessee Arts Commission Myrna Colley-Lee, Glad Rags Design Kristin Congdon Stephanie Conner Derek Gordon, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Dána La Fonta, Louisiana Division of the Arts J. Martin Lett, Register | Lett LLP Ken May, South Carolina Arts Commission Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council Margaret “Tog” Newman William M. Nix, Palm Beach County Cultural Council Merrily Orsini, Corecubed Karen Paty, Georgia Council for the Arts Mary B. Regan, North Carolina Arts Council Stuart Rosenfeld, Regional Technology Strategies Sandy Shaughnessy, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Hellena Huntley Tidwell Avery Tucker, Wachovia Trust/Wells Fargo Malcolm White, Mississippi Arts Commission

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