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Showcase 2016 Selection Committee

Showcase Selection Committee

The IPAY Showcase Selection Committee comes together for two days in June every year to review over 100 applications of artists from genres as diverse as theater, musical theater, mime/physical comedy, dance, music, puppetry, opera, and more. The selection committee is comprised of experts in the field of performing arts for youth, including accomplished artists and artistic or programming directors, arts education directors, and children's festival directors. Selection Committee members typically serve two three-year terms, and typically 15 members serve each year. Should you be interested in becoming a part of the Showcase Selection Committee, we invite you to apply by filling out our nomination application [41K Microsoft Word Document].

Showcase 2017 Selection Committee

Rebecca M. Podsednik, Chair
Program Coordinator, 
Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences
United States
Selection Committee, 2012-2013 
Biography / e-mail


James (Jim) Packard, Co-Chair
Theater Manager
Long Island Children's Museum
Garden City, NY
United States
Biography / e-mail
Ray Gargano
Director of Programming and Community Engagement,
Overture Center for the Arts
United States
Selection Committee 2010, 2013
Biography / e-mail

Douglas Irvine
Artistic Director,
Visible Fictions Theatre Company
Selection Committee 2013
Biography / e-mail


Linda Jackson
Director, Arts-in-Medicine
The MetroHealth System
United States
Biography / e-mail

Saskia Janse
Co-Founder, Speeltheater Holland
Artistic Director, Speeltheater Holland STUDIO
Edam, Netherlands
Biography / E-mail Saskia

Jim Morrow
Artistic Director
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Windsor, Nova Scotia
Biography / e-mail

Andy Packer

Artistic Director

Slingsby Theatre Company

Adelaide, Australia


E-mail Andy

Jeremy "Boomer" Stacey
Executive Director
International Performing Arts for Youth
Selection Committee, 2004-2009; 2012, 2013
Biography / e-mail

Ms. Peg Schuler-Armstrong 

Director, Programming and Production
Lincoln Center Education
New York, NY
United States 
Email Peg


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Showcase 2018 in Philadelphia, PA

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