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my artwork would not have taken on the vitality and visibility it now has”
– Deborah Lawrence, 2005 Visual Arts Grantee

2009 Performing Arts

Program Consultants:
Boo Froebel, associate producer, Lincoln Center Festival (New York, NY)
Leslie Tamaribuchi, associate dean, CalArts (Valencia, CA)
Sixto Wagan, performing arts director, Diverseworks (Houston, TX)

Panelists:
Tamara Alvarado, director of multicultural leadership (San Jose, CA)
Philip Bither, performing arts curator, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Grisha Coleman, Creative Capital grantee (Tempe, AZ)
Boo Froebel, associate producer, Lincoln Center Festival (New York, NY)
George Lugg, REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA)
Ruth Waalkes, director of artistic initiatives, University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)

Evaluators:
Erin Boberg Doughton, performing arts program director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR)
Elizabeth Boone, artistic and executive director, Miami Light Project (Miami, FL)
Deborah Cullinan, executive director, Intersection for the Arts (San Francisco, CA)
Cathy Edwards, program director, International Festival of Arts & Ideas New Haven (New Haven, CT)
Boo Froebel, associate producer, Lincoln Center Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
Morgan Jenness, creative director, Abrams Artists (New York, NY)
Nunally Kersh, producer, Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC)
Kirk Lynn, Creative Capital grantee (Austin, TX)
Robert Martin, general manager, Lensic Performing Arts Center (Sante Fe, NM)
David Ravel, director, Alverno Presents (Milwaukee, MI)
Nick Stuccio, producing director, Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Philadelphia, PA)
Leslie Tamaribuchi, associate dean, CalArts (Valencia, CA)
Sixto Wagan, performing arts director, Diverseworks (Houston, TX)

Readers:
Rob Bailis, theater director, ODC Theater (San Francisco, CA)
Doug Benidt, performing arts assistant curator, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Jennifer Calienes, director, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (Tallahassee, FL)
Howie Chen, independent curator (New York, NY)
Yolanda Cesta Cursach, assistant director of performance, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Karen Farber, director, University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts (Houston, TX)
Boo Froebel, associate producer, Lincoln Center Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
Aaron Greenwald, Duke Performances (Durham, NC)
Wier Harman, executive director, Town Hall (Seattle, WA)
George Lugg, REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA)
Shoshana Polanco, artist services representative, Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY)
Michael Reed, senior director of cultural participation and programming, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Leslie Tamaribuchi, associate dean, CalArts (Valencia, CA)
Pam Tatge, director, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts (Middletown, CT)
Sixto Wagan, performing arts director, Diverseworks (Houston, TX)

Recommenders:
Steve Bailey, education director, Jump-Start Performance Co. (San Antonio, TX)
Rob Bailis, theater director, ODC Theater (San Francisco, CA)
Doug Benidt, performing arts assistant curator, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Stephanie Ellis Smith, executive director, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (Seattle, WA)
Laura Faure, director, Bates Dance Festival at Bates College, (Lewiston, ME)
Boo Froebel, associate producer, Lincoln Center Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
Michael Huelsman, executive director, Out North Contemporary Art House (Anchorage, AK)
La Frances Hui, senior program officer for performing arts, Asia Society (New York, NY)
George Lugg, associate director, REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA)
Karen Masaki, The Cultural + Planning Group (Los Angeles, CA)
Ed Noonan, executive director, The Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT)
David Ortolano, president, Boulder International Fringe Festival (Boulder, CO)
Faye Price, co-artistic producing director, Pillsbury House Theater (Minneapolis, MN)
Brian Rogers, artistic director, The Chocolate Factory (Long Island City, NY)
Nick Stuccio, producing director, Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Philadelphia, PA)
Leslie Tamaribuchi, associate dean, CalArts (Valencia, CA)
Sixto Wagan, performing arts director, Diverseworks (Houston, TX)

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