FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 222, 2014
DIRECTORS LAB WEST 2014
DATES SET AND APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE 2014 LAB
Directors Lab West Steering Committee is pleased to announce the dates for the fifteenth annual Directors Lab West. The 2014 Lab will take place May 17-24th in residence at the Pasadena Playhouse. The Lab will continue its tradition of bringing together dedicated theatre directors, choreographers and master artists for a week of intense discussions and exploration of the art form.
Attendance is by application only and there is no cost to participate in the Lab. Applications to attend the Lab and further information may be found at:
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, February 28th by 5:00pm PST.
Directors Lab West fosters an intensive laboratory environment where a community of directors and choreographers inspire each other to dream and create the future of American Theatre. The Lab, which was spun off of Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab in 2000, seeks theatre directors and choreographers to participate in a week long series of workshops, panels, roundtables, and symposia with some of the nation’s leading theatre artists. In the last 14 years, over 100 acclaimed artists have given their time to the Lab including Jason Alexander, Julie Arenal, Luis Alfaro, Paris Barclay, Cirque Berzerk, Kay Cole, Gordon Davidson, George Furth, Ming Cho Lee, Marc Masterson, Janet Miller, Randy Newman, Vincent Paterson, Carey Perloff, Stephen Wadsworth and Charlayne Woodard.
- Center Theatre GroupTeaching Artists, 2013 - present
- 24th STreet TheatreCommunications Director, 7 - present
- ECCLASocial Media Consultant, 4 - 2013
- Gracie & Rose at Hollywood Fringe FestivalSocial Media Outreach Consultant, 4 - 2013Extended as part of BEST OF FRINGE: Wednesday July 10 & 24 @8pm. http://gracieandrosesoloshow.com/
- Antaeus CompanyArtistic Associate, 2009 - 2010
- Enrichment WorksDirector of Arts Education, 2008 - 2008
- 24th STreet TheatreMarketing Director, 8 - 6Moved to Communications Director
CINDY MARIE JENKINS is a Storyteller based in Los Angeles. She trains Nonprofits and Self-Producers in Outreach and Social Media.
THIS SITE‘s mission is to connect artists with technology to find a new audience, and serve as a resource for audiences to find new artists.
Currently Communications Director for 24th STreet Theatre, whose mission is to engage, educate and provoke our diverse community with excellent theatre and arts education.
Cindy begins as a Center Theatre Group Teaching Artist for the Online Content Student Ambassadors in October, is facilitating a 6-month NEA Digital Collaborative through Theatre Bay Area & LA Stage Alliance and also serves on the Steering Committee of Directors Lab West. She was one of the arts advocates who created the #LAthtr hashtag in 2010 to unify the Los Angeles theatre scene.
Social Media / Outreach & Marketing Consultations include: Sierra Madre Playhouse, LA County Arts Commission, Hamari Films, Steve Julian's awareness campaign Silence No One, ECCLA, Roberto Amaral's Incendio Flamenco, Take me to the Poorhouse's NYC tour, Gracie & Rose (Best of Fringe – Extension), (LA Mayor) Eric Garcetti’s LA Neighborhood Dreams Initiative (LAND), LA Stage Alliance’s $25,000 Indiegogo campaign, The Help Group (named Top Facebook Pages & Twitter Accounts for Special Education) The Global Theatre Project, Drive Theatre Company, Broad Humor Film Festival, Venice Neighborhood Council, LA Female Playwrights Initiative, and Social Media Strategist/Manager for ARTmageddon September 29-30.
She curates arts shows on You Tube, live broadcasts experimenting with how G+ and YouTube develop audiences. Cindy is a regular guest on The Crowd Crowd podcast, weekly at Turnstyle News (an NPR affiliate), co-hosts Web Series Watch (on hiatus until fall), 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. She regularly contributes to 24th ST Theatre’s blog, Web Grandparent , Bitter Lemons, LAFPI, and previously contributed to ArtJob.org (Arts For LA), LA Stage Times, Atwater Village Now, The Inspired Classroom, Theatre @ Boston Court & The Comics Observer.
Works in progress include Story Consultant for The Palace of Knossos (3D previsualization of a dark ride set in the mythical Minotaur’s Labyrinth), the first novel in her upcoming series The Blue Dragon Scribe Shoppe. She’s revising a trans-media series called MYTHistories, including the performance pieces MYTHistories of the Son and Fatima Quest (both work-shopped at the Indy Convergence, where she is a Resident Artist). 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.
- Matignon HS