Women in Theatre Leadership: Challenges, Choices, and Change
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm — 9:00pm
This panel discussion will feature and celebrate four of New Jersey’s female Artistic Directors:
Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton Bonnie Monte, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison C. Ryanne Domingues, Passage Theatre, Trenton Ari Laura Kreith, Luna Stage, West Orange
The panelists will share the arcs of their lives and work in theatre from their origin stories to breaking into the business and artistic leadership; talk about opportunities they’ve grasped or created for themselves, and obstacles and challenges they’ve faced; discuss concerns of the present moment in the American Theatre, from equity and inclusion initiatives to the #metoo movement; and they’ll offer thoughts on strategies for transformative change and leadership in the twenty-first century, as well as reflect on their artistic goals and legacies.
The discussion will be moderated by Paula Alekson, Artistic Engagement Manager at McCarter Theatre Center, and will be opened to audience questions and comment.
Please join us for a reception following the panel.
The event is a partnership between the New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival.