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Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The IPAY Board is a dedicated group of individual leaders in the field of performing arts for young audiences providing expertise, leadership and assistance to the organization. The group is comprised of experts in the field of performing arts for youth, including accomplished artists and artistic or programming directors, arts marketers and administrators, arts education directors, children's festival directors, and artist managers and agents. Board requirements include attending meetings in person twice a year, in June and at the annual Showcase Conference in January. Additionally, board members are expected to serve on committees, which provide them many hands-on tasks in the operation of the organization as well as up to 12 hours of their time per month.  Board members typically serve two three-year terms. Should you be interested in becoming a part of the IPAY Board, we invite you to apply by filling out our nomination application [54K .pdf file]. Applications are due December 1, 2017, for terms beginning January 2018.

Executive Committee

Ray Gargano

Director of Programming
& Community Engagement
Luther Burbank Center
for the Performing Arts

Santa Rosa, CA
United States
Email Ray


Vice President
James Weiner

Managing Director
Boat Rocker Entertainment
New York, NY
United States
Email Jim

Carolyn Elliott

Director of Programming
The Broad Stage
Santa Monica, CA
United States
Email Carolyn

Vice President, Committees
Jennifer Hartmann Luck

Education & Outreach Director
Paramount &
Stateside Theatres

Austin, TX
United States
Email Jennifer


Wendy Bable

Freelance Director &
Creative Consultant
Philadelphia, PA
United States
Email Wendy


Chair, Selection Committee

Rebecca M. Podsednik

Assistant Director, Programming
Lincoln Center Education
New York, NY
United States
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Board Members At Large

Nadine Asswad

Artist Representative
Nadine Asswad Agency
Montréal, Québec
Email Nadine

Mara McEwin

Artistic Director
Treehouse Shakers, Inc.
New York, NY
United States
Email Mara

Jairo Ontiveros

Adrienne Arsht Center
for the Performing Arts
of Miami-Dade County

Miami, FL
United States
Email Jairo

Douglas Irvine

Artistic Director
Visible Fictions Theatre Company
Glasgow, Scotland
Email Douglas

Saskia Janse

Co-Founder, Speeltheater Holland
Artistic Director, Speeltheater
Holland STUDIO

Edam, Netherlands
Email Saskia

James Packard

Long Island Children's
Museum Theater

Garden City, NY
United States
Email James

Laura A. Maness

Supervisor of Community
Education Programs
Popejoy Hall
Albuquerque, NM
United States
Email Laura

Andy Packer

Artistic Director
Slingsby Theatre Company
Adelaide, Australia
United States
Email Andy

William Massolia

Artistic Director
Griffin Theatre Co
Chicago, IL
United States
Email William

Simon Shaw

Shaw Entertainment Group
Great Barrington, MA
United States
Email Simon

Contact IPAY

International Performing Arts for Youth
C/O CultureWorks | The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19107
267.690.1325 phone | 267.519.3343 fax | Contact Us

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