Arts Organization Kyoung's Pacific Beat - Kyoung Park and Arts Manager Rachel DeGuzman: Kyoung and Rachel are working together to further the mission and vision of Kyoung's Pacific Beat (KPB) and are pursuing new strategies to premiere KPB productions. Since their pairing, there have been a number of firsts. Kyoung’s Pacific Beat held its first company reading of The India Plays in June 2016 at the Ma-Yi rehearsal space. The pair attended their first Theatre Communication Group pre-conference where Kyoung served on a panel and attended his first industry-wide artistic director meetings and where Rachel advocated on Capitol Hill for the field in meetings with the New York State delegation. The two FLF Fellows are also working on a year-long, public art, community engagement project called Creating Peace that will bring together multiple artistic and community partners.
Arts Organization B3W Performance Group / Emily Berry and Arts Manager Alexis Convento: Since their pairing Emily and Alexis have been working on The FORGIVENESS Project, a three-part, devised intermedia performance. Most recently, B3W premiered FORGIVENESS - Part I: Forgiving the Personal, presented by TriBeCa Performing Arts Center. FORGIVENESS - Part II: How Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Dismantling Systems of Oppression will premiere in the fall of 2017 and FORGIVENESS - Part III: Self-Forgiveness will premiere in the spring of 2019. Meeting weekly, the pair seeks deeper clarity in voice, activeness in community, and sustainability as a social impact arts organization.