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Showcase 2018 Selection Committee




The IPAY Showcase Selection Committee comes together for two days in June every year to review over 150 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.


Interested in becoming part of the Showcase Selection Committee?

We invite you to apply by submitting our 

 Selection Committee Nomination Application.

Due by March 16, 5pm EST.

Showcase Selection Committee 2017 with IPAY Staff at Overture Center, Madison, Wisconsin


Showcase 2019 Selection Committee

Rebecca M. Podsednik, Chair
Assistant Director, Programming
Lincoln Center Education
New York, NY, United States

Biography / e-mail


 James (Jim) Packard, Co-Chair
Theater Manager
Long Island Children's Museum
City NY, United States
Biography / e-mail

Wendy Bable
Freelance Director & Creative Consultant
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Biography / e-mail


Ray Gargano
Director of Education and Community Engagement,
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa CA, United States
Biography / e-mail

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


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

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


Andy Packer
Artistic Director
Slingsby Theatre Company
Adelaide, South Australia
Biography / E-mail

Jeremy "Boomer" Stacey
Executive Director
International Performing Arts for Youth
Biography / e-mail



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