THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color - Advisory Circle

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This grant program is being offered with generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties. For more information, you can visit

Advisory Circle: Partnering with TCG to develop and design the program

TCG is working closely with an Advisory Circle of BIPOC theatre leaders and representatives of BITOC throughout the life of the program to ensure that the program is relevant and useful. Advisory Circle members include:

Andrea Assaf, Founding Artistic Director, art2action;
Miranda Gonzalez, Producing Artistic Director, Urban Theatre;
Andre Harrington, Professor of Design at California State University, San Bernardino;
Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley, Artistic Director, KC Melting Pot Theater;
Leslie Ishii, Artistic Director, Perseverance Theatre and Board President, Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artist;
Jonathan McCrory, Executive Artistic Director, National Black Theatre;
Alexandra Meda, Artistic Director, Teatro Luna
Kate Moore Heaney, Artistic Producer, Noor Theatre;
Meena Natarajan, Executive and Artistic Director, Pangea World Theatre;
Ryan Opalanietet Pierce, Artistic Director, Eagle Project;
DeLanna Studi, Artistic Director, Native Voices;
K. Zaheerah Sultan, Founder and Executive Director of Mind Your Business Art;
Meredith Suttles, Managing Director, Marin Theatre Company and Steering Committee Member, Black Theatre Commons; and
Torange Yeghiazarian, Founder, Golden Thread Productions.