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The IPAY Board is a dedicated group of individual leaders in the field of performing arts for young audiences providing expertise, leadership and assistance to the organization. The group is comprised of experts in the field of performing arts for youth, including accomplished artists and artistic or programming directors, arts marketers and administrators, arts education directors, children's festival directors, and artist managers and agents. Board requirements include attending meetings in person twice a year, in June and at the annual Showcase Conference in January. Additionally, board members are expected to serve on committees, which provide them many hands-on tasks in the operation of the organization as well as up to 12 hours of their time per month.  Board members typically serve two three-year terms. Should you be interested in becoming a part of the IPAY Board, we invite you to apply by filling out our nomination application [33K .docx file]. Applications are due December 2, 2106, for terms beginning January 2017.

 


Executive Committee

President

Mr. Ray Gargano
Director of Programming & Community Engagement
Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
United States
Biography
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Vice President

Mr. James Weiner
Managing Director
Boat Rocker Entertainment
225 Mt. Hope Blvd
Hastings onHudson, NY 10706

Biography
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Treasurer

Ms. Carolyn Elliott

Director of Programming
The Broad Stage
Santa Monica, CA

United States
Biography
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Vice President, Committees
Jennifer Hartmann Luck
Education & Outreach Director
Paramount & Stateside Theatres
713 N. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
Biography
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Secretary
Wendy Bable
Freelance Director & Creative Consultant
Philadelphia, PA
United States
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Chair, Selection Committee
Ms. Rebecca M. Podsednik

Assistant Director, Programming
Lincoln Center Education

New York, NY
United States
Biography
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Board Members At Large

Ms. Nadine Asswad

Artist Representative

Nadine Asswad Agency

Montréal, Québec

Canada

Biography

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Ms. Mara McEwin

Artistic Director

Treehouse Shakers, Inc.

New York, NY

United States

Biography

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Mr. Jairo Ontiveros

Director of Arts Education and Community Engagement
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Miami, FL
Biography
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Mr. Douglas Irvine
Artistic Director
Visible Fictions Theatre Company
Glasgow, Scotland
Biography
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Ms. Saskia Janse
Co-Founder, Speeltheater Holland
Artistic Director, Speeltheater Holland STUDIO
Edam, Netherlands
Biography
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James Packard
Long Island Children's Museum Theater
Garden City, NY
Biography
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Laura A. Maness
Supervisor of Community Education Programs

Popejoy Hall
Albuquerque, NM
Biography
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Andy Packer

Artistic Director

Slingsby Theatre Company

Adelaide, Australia

Biography

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Mr. William Massolia

Artistic Director

Griffin Theatre Co

Chicago, IL

United States

Biography

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Mr. Simon Shaw

Shaw Entertainment Group

Great Barrington, MA

United States

Biography

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Membership
Our membership comprises a worldwide network of artists, producers, presenters, agents, educators, and students. Our mission is to create opportunities for key stakeholders to engage around support of performing arts experiences for young audiences. Click here to learn more.
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