Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Economy Smack Down

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The New Economy Smack Down
Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 7pm-9:30pm
Galapagos Art Space

Hosted by Robert Elmes, Galapagos Art Space, and Jennifer Wright Cook, The Field

Don’t be brought down by the economy, instead usher it in with an evening of lively debate, truth-telling, and prophesizing. Join us to wrestle with the urgent issues and uncertainty that confront the performing arts community. A two-part panel of arts and business leaders will help set the stage for this impromptu evening of possibility.

Fire Side Chat
• Heather Hitchens, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

PANEL 1: Cultural Stakeholders and Gatekeepers
• Moira Brennan, Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund
• Aaron Landsman, Thinaar / Elevator Repair Service (ERS)
• Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, The Lost Notebook
• Brian Rogers, The Chocolate Factory Theater

PANEL 2: Cultural Entrepreneurs
• Rachel Chavkin, Theatre of the Emerging American Moment (TEAM)
• Miguel Gutierrez, Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People
• Jeff Hnilicka, Funding Emerging Arts with Sustainable Tactics (FEAST)
• RoseAnne Spradlin, RoseAnne Spradlin Dance
• Jon Stancato, Stolen Chair

Special Performance by Aerialist Lisa Natoli

This event is co-presented by The Field and Galapagos Art Space as part of The Field’s Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists (ERPA) program, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2008 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund. Learn more about ERPA!

LOCATION: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main StreetCorner of Water Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn, F to York, C/E to High Street, 2/3 to Clark Street

AUDIO GUIDEPOSTS: Heather Hitchens @ 7:05, Aaron Landsman @ 31:35, Morgan van Prelle Pecelli @ 41:10, Brian Rogers @ 51:00, Moira Brennan @ 57:10, RoseAnne Spradlin @ 1:17:55, Jeff Hnilicka @ 1:30:00, Jon Stancato @ 1:44:00, Rachel Chavkin @ 1:58:10, Miguel Gutierrez @ 2:05:00 (TRT 2hrs 37min!)

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