photo by Lisa Keating

photo by Lisa Keating

 
Photo by Michael Macor, The Chronicle

Photo by Michael Macor, The Chronicle

Hunting Love publicity shot by Shoot That Klown

Hunting Love publicity shot by Shoot That Klown

FSM at Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2013 photo by Jim Norrena

FSM at Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2013
photo by Jim Norrena

Logo designed by Marcus Brooks

Logo designed by Marcus Brooks

Arts Administration Consulting

Interim Management | Audience Engagement | Events Production | Grant Writing
 

Interim Management Positions

Artistic or Executive Management
Executive Producing
Grants Management


Audience Attraction/Engagement

Brand & Mission Evaluation
Attracting diverse audiences, including millennials, audiences of color, affinity audiences
Audience engagement environments & activities: design, implementation & marketing
Special project design for museums & other cultural/historical sites


Events Production

Small & large events—galas to intimate gatherings
Theme design & implementation
Marketing & invitation concept & management
Presenters & activities
Food & product donations
Silent & live auctions


Grant Writing

20 years experience with arts, education, child welfare & health care organizations
Government, foundation & corporate RFPs and reporting
Grant research & identification
Experience with large & small organizations


Producing

Producer/Director, Theatre Bay Area Awards (2017)

Vision & implementation of annual regional theater awards event at the Herbst Theater on behalf of Bay Area theater's local service organization, serving over 250 theater companies and handing over 100 awards on a single night.

  • theme selection (2017 Theme: Celebrating our Artistic Home)
  • script writing
  • event layout & timeline
  • hiring & direction of hosts, presenters & performers
  • hiring, contracting & supervision of production staff
  • ticketing & site coordination, including coordination with Herbst staff
  • coordination with Theatre Bay Area personnel re: staffing & marketing

 

Co-Producer/Director, Hunting Love (2016)

Co-producing, with the playwright, and directing Susan-Jane Harrison's world premiere movement-play. My portion of the work included:

  • site scouting, booking, and logistics
  • some marketing writing
  • budgeting 
  • hiring, contracting, and supervision of production staff (SM, designers and actors)

 

Executive Producer, Bay Area Playwrights Festival (2013 & 2014)

All duties required to produce one of the nation’s top 5 new play development events:

  • festival concept/themes
  • play selection (6 plays chosen from 500 – 600 submissions per year)
  • hiring & contracting of production staff (artistic, technical, marketing, and support)
  • event production conception and implementation (festival features 12 play readings and two weeks’ worth of parties, seminars, talks, roundtables, workshops and networking functions)
  • budgeting
  • marketing writing & editing
  • supervision of Marketing Director, Production Manager, Technical Director and 7 interns

In my first year at the company, we doubled attendance and income from the previous year, selling out all but one performances.
 

Line Producer, Primate Cinema: Apes as Family, Los Angeles (2011)

Line producer for the scenes involving human actors within this science/art collaborative film made for chimpanzees in the Edinburgh Zoo:

  • locations & permitting
  • on-site logistics
  • child-actor wrangling
  • prop & food purchase
     

Founding Artistic Director, Woman’s Will (1998 – 2009)

Founder, producer, and director responsible for all aspects of administrative and artistic production/program management for company's 21 productions, 10 24-Hour PlayFest playwriting events, and annual fundraising event, including:

  • artistic & programmatic curation
  • creative concept & event development/curation
  • brand development
  • educational curriculum development
  • financial & budgetary matters
  • grant writing & fundraising
  • community & media relations
  • audience engagement activities design & implementation
  • casting & supervision of performers, technical personnel, teachers and volunteers
  • booking & tour management
  • production duties, including directing & occasional acting
     

Founder/Producer, Cabaret Night (variety show), Exit Café, SF (1991 – 1992) 

Production and curation of monthly variety show at local café:

  • concept
  • scheduling
  • marketing
  • programming order of acts

 

Producer/Director, 3 One-Acts by Brecht, Portland, OR (1988)

All tasks required to produce extra-curricular mid-term performance

  • curating scripts into one production
  • fundraising
  • hiring all personnel
  • props & set conception 
  • directing all one-acts
  • marketing
  • audience engagement activities within event

 

Originator/Producer, Midnight Theater (variety show), Portland, OR (1987 – 1989)

Production and curation of monthly variety show at Reed College, including:

  • choosing & implementing unique theme for each month's show
  • scheduling & booking space
  • choosing each month's host
  • directing opening monologue or other host-entrance moment
  • programming order of acts