CARES and Community Care Webinar from Theatre Communications Group on Vimeo.
While many theatres have applied for SBA loans from the Paycheck Protection Program in the CARES Act, there is still a great deal of uncertainty on what happens now. What other opportunities exist within the CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act? What labor laws should you be tracking amid rapid shifts in the employer/employee landscape? How do you care for your company and community during a time of furloughs and social distancing? And how can we as a field prepare for--and influence--future federal relief efforts? This ‘what now’ webinar will help us manage this crisis strategically, leading with care for our colleagues and communities.
Speakers include: Laurie Baskin
joined Theatre Communications Group (TCG) in 1997 and is director of Research, Policy & Collective Action. Ms. Baskin created and administers the Blue Star Theatres program, which fosters engagement between theatres and military families. In her responsibility for TCG’s research, she oversees the Fiscal, Salary & Education Surveys. She administers TCG’s Education Programs, including teleconferences & Special Report series. Her endeavors in theatre education over the last twenty years include conceiving and spearheading an assessment project, Building a National TEAM: Theatre Education Assessment Models. Ms. Baskin is TCG’s liaison to the Performing Arts Alliance. She directs advocacy efforts at the federal level on behalf of the professional, not-for-profit American theatre field. She regularly provides advocacy updates for TCG’s website, Action Alerts to the field, and provides witnesses and testimony for legislative hearings. Prior to joining TCG, Ms. Baskin served for 15 years as executive assistant to the Chairman of the NYS Council on the Arts, working for then-Chairman, Kitty Carlisle Hart. She attended Mount Holyoke College, earned her B.A. from Colgate University, and a degree in arts administration from Adelphi University.Adrian Budhu is the Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer, Theatre Communications Group. Adrian comes to TCG after five years at The Theater Offensive (TTO), an LGBTQ not-for-profit arts organization in Boston, MA. The strategies he implemented there have strengthened The Theater Offensive’s brand on a national scale, increased its profile in the community, broadened its support base, and built capacity and resources for its sustainability – retiring the organization’s debt, growing revenue from $0.5 million in 2011 to $1.3+ million in 2016, and building cash reserves. Other professional experience includes: GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, XAMOnline.com, Metro Boston Newspaper, and John Hancock Financial. Adrian lives in New York City with his fiancé Chris, a surgical resident at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Boston terrier named Jack. He’s an avid runner and completed numerous marathons fundraising over $200K to benefit LGBTQ youth, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, homeless people, survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and victims of domestic abuse. Adrian has won numerous awards for his leadership and activism. His prior affiliations include: the Boston Cultural Change Network (committed to collective action for social justice through Arts & Culture), the Boston Creates Leadership Council, where he advised and helped shepherd Boston's cultural plan into implementation; TCG’s Board of Directors (from which he has since resigned); and Point Foundation’s National Board of Directors.
Alec Duffy, (founder/Co-Director of JACK), is a theater-maker with a passion for creating original work — mostly with his theater company Hoi Polloi — and interpreting older work in radical ways. As a director, he found an early home at the Incubator Arts Project, with work that included The less we talk, All Hands, and the OBIE-winning Three Pianos, a paean to Schubert co-created with Dave Malloy & Rick Burkhardt. In 2012, he started JACK (named after his grandfather) with Mimi Lien and several co-founders in an attempt to build a microcosm of an ideal city, with performance and conversation serving a larger political project of collective liberation.
Andrew Kaplan is a Member of the Firm in the Corporate Services and Health Care and Life Sciences practices. He works primarily in the firm's Princeton office, where he serves as the Managing Shareholder. In addition to health care, hospitality, and other industries, Mr. Kaplan practices extensively in the real estate and secured lending fields.