CINDY MARIE JENKINS is a Storyteller based in Los Angeles. She is a Social Outreach Consultant, Strategist & Trainer for Entrepreneurs, Nonprofits and Small Business Owners. Her mission is to connect artists with technology to find a new audience, and serve as a resource for the arts-interested to find events that interest them. You can also find her alter egos at Parenting Nerd and FairyFolkMyth.
Cindy regularly contributes to Ms in the Biz and has written for TCG NATIONAL CONFERENCE on AUDIENCE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT,Bitter Lemons, LAFPI, ArtJob.org (Arts For LA), LA Stage Times, Atwater Village Now, The Inspired Classroom, Theatre @ Boston Court & The Comics Observer.
She served as Communications Director for 24th STreet Theatre (2012-2015), where she formalized Community building initiatives into all aspects of their Communications, including social media, internal policies and brand awareness.
Cindy was a 2013-14 Center Theatre Group Teaching Artist for the Online Content Student Ambassadors, facilitated a 6-month NEA Digital Collaborative through Theatre Bay Area & LA Stage Alliance and also served on the Steering Committee of Directors Lab West (2010-2014). In 2014 she created, curated and hosted The Lemon Lounge, an online arts show dedicated to matchmaking Los Angeles folks with live art they would enjoy. She was one of the arts advocates who created the #LAthtr hashtag in 2010 in an attempt to unify the Los Angeles theatre scene.
She curates arts shows on You Tube, live broadcasts experimenting with how G+ and YouTube develop audiences. Cindy was a regular guest on The Crowd Crowd podcast, weekly at Turnstyle News (an NPR affiliate), co-hosts Web Series Watch (on hiatus), where she reviews web series and interview Creators and Innovators. She has been a guest on LaLaLand Talk, In the Room, Angry Patrons, Bitter Lemons, Live & Digital Spill.
Past clients include Social Media Manager for Eric Rudnick's new play Day Trader at the Bootleg Theater in Silver Lake, Outreach Director for the awareness campaign Silence No One, Social Media Consultant for ECCLA & Publicity for the new web series WRNG in Studio City and Roberto Amaral's Incendio Flamenco, Social Marketing Consultant for Gracie & Rose at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival (awarded Best of Fringe - Extension & nominated in top 5 peer-chosen award in Best Solo Show category), former City Council President (now LA Mayor) Eric Garcetti’sLos Angeles Neighborhood Dreams Initiative (LAND), LA Stage Alliance's $25,000 Indiegogo campaign, Outreach Consultant for The Help Group (2010-2013; named one of the Top Facebook Pages & Twitter Accounts to Follow for Special Education) Indy Convergence's Indiegogo Campaign, The Global Theatre Project, Drive Theatre Company, Broad Humor Film Festival, Venice Neighborhood Council, LA Writers Center, LA Female Playwrights Initiative, Beans Boutique, and many individuals for their career goals. Cindy also served as Social Media Strategist/Manager for ARTmageddon September 29-30.
She has a lot of works-in-progress and is focusing on finishing them. Her awareness piece Voices From Chornobyl has been presented in both the US and the UK to raise money and knowledge of the nuclear accident (inspired by Svetlana Alexievich‘s interviews). Voices From Chornobyl Jr. premiered and won Best of 2011 Fringe, while Dragon Compact premiered as part of Moving Arts’ The Car Plays LA, Radar LA International Festival. She’s performed as a Storyteller in the Hollywood Fringe Festival tent, Santa Monica Rep’s 2011 Brecht Gala and Electric Lodge’s max10 series.
Previous community art installations/interactions shown at the 1st Annual Atwater Art Walk, Summer Nights on the Boulevard, The Barnsdall Gallery, The Courtyard Gallery, the Silver Lake Jubilee (2010 & 2011) and the Children’s Festival of the Arts in Hollywood.
The views and opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of organizations who employ me or with whom I am associated.