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Showcase 2020 Selection Committee



The IPAY Showcase Selection Committee comes together for three days in June every year in Philadelphia, PA to review over 100  applications of artistic companies and individuals creating performance for young people of all age ranges and genres. 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 10-15 members serve each year. 

Interested in joining the Showcase Selection Committee? We invite you to apply next year in March 2020 by submitting the application form.

See the previous APPLICATION FORM to learn more about the requirements of the Selection Committee Members.

Showcase 2020 Selection Committee
Showcase 2020 Selection Committee

Craig Harrison, Selection Committee Chair
South Australian Circus Centre & Cirkidz Inc.
Mile End, Australia
Biography / e-mail

Marissa Molinar
Freelance Marketing, Outreach & Development Consultant
Cultural Capital Arts
Somerville, Massachusetts, Unites States
Biography / e-mail

Wendy Bable
Freelance Director & Creative Consultant
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography / e-mail
Josee Hussaarts
Artistic Director
Theatergroep Kwatta
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Biography / e-mail

Liesbeth Coltof
Artistic Director
De Toneelmakerij
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Biography / e-mail
Patrick McDonald
Artistic Director
Green Thumb Theatre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Biography / e-mail

Forrina Chen
The A.S.K (Art Space for Kids)
Shanghai, China
Biography / e-mail
Kelsey Ford

Programming Manager
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography / e-mail

Lauren Hood
Artistic Programming Manager
The New Victory Theater
New York, New York, United States
Biography / e-mail
Hakan Silahsizoglu
Founder, Festival Director
Atta Festival (Istanbul)
Children's Theatre Programmer
Watermans Arts Centre (London)
London, England, United Kingdom
Biography / e-mail

Olivia Jacobs
Tall Stories Theatre Company
London, England, United Kingdom
Biography / e-mail
Robbi Hall Kumalo*
Artistic Director
BaliDali Productions Inc.
New York, New York, United States
Biography / e-mail

Caroline Leipf

Artistic & Education Manager
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography / e-mail 
Niclas Malmcrona

Stockholm, Sweden
Biography / e-mail

Jeremy "Boomer" Stacey*
Executive Director
International Performing Arts for Youth (Philadelphia)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Biography / e-mail

* 2021 Non-Voting Member

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