2020 Planning Committee

This year’s planning committee represents a range of APASO experience, from someone who has never attended to a multi-decade veteran. This conference is coordinated and curated by a volunteer group of arts service colleagues from across North America. Meet this year’s committee!

Laurice Grae-Hauck

she/her/hers Manager of Digital Communications and Marketing, New Jersey Theatre Alliance lgrae-hauck@njtheatrealliance.org Laurice grew up in Nebraska and Iowa. She moved to NYC to attend the American Musical Theatre and Dramatic Academy in 1999 and has called New Jersey home since 2004. She has served in many roles at regional theatres across the country. From … Continue reading Laurice Grae-Hauck

Greg Oertel

he/him/his Programs & Marketing Manager, TACA – The Arts Community Alliance in Dallas, TX. Greg.Oertel@taca-arts.org His responsibilities include developing TACA’s digital marketing strategy and managing the organization’s grant-making programs and capacity-building services, which serve almost 100 arts and cultural organizations throughout North Texas. Greg is passionate about the arts and supporting arts organizations in their … Continue reading Greg Oertel

J Jha

all pronouns Engagement Manager, Theatre Bay Area j@theatrebayarea.org J (all pronouns) is a transgender, asylee/refugee from India who is practicing the art of story telling while finding what their own story is. Disrupting a post MBA life, J jumped into the MFA-Acting program at the University of Washington, graduating class of 2014. Settled in San Francisco, J … Continue reading J Jha

Jordana Fraider

she/her/hers Programs Director, National New Play Network Jordana@nnpn.org A lifetime patron and practitioner of theatre, Jordana Fraider is grateful to serve as Programs Director for National New Play Network, as well as performance dramaturg, dialogue facilitator, and social justice advocate. As a theater-maker, Jordana is passionate about expanding the role of the audience in theater practice, as … Continue reading Jordana Fraider

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David Shane

he/him/his Programs Manager, A.R.T./New York dshane@art-newyork.org David E. Shane is the Programs Manager for A.R.T./New York where he is responsible for administering Professional Development, Access, EDI, and Education Initiatives for over 400 member organizations. Prior to joining A.R.T./New York, David held positions as the Program Director for StageSource in Boston, MA and Associate Artistic Director of the Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, … Continue reading David Shane

Nicky Martinez

they/them/their Programs and Grants Coordinator, Theatre Bay Area nicky@theatrebayarea.org

Thaddeus Squire

he/him/his Chief Commons Officer, CultureWorks Commons Management tsquire@cultureworkscommons.org My creative practice is systems design, and I work in the emerging field of nonprofit resource sharing, focusing on the arts and heritage ecosystem. A former musician and curator, I have found the greatest happiness as a social worker for arts and heritage practitioners—a gate opener, not a gate keeper. I believe that the … Continue reading Thaddeus Squire

Keri Mitchell

she/her/hers Executive Director, Theatre Alberta keri@theatrealberta.com Keri joined the Theatre Alberta team as Executive Director in April 2010, but had also previously worked as TA’s Program Coordinator from 2004 to 2007. In the interim Keri was an Artistic Associate at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, where she coordinated the annual Teens @ The Turn Festival and various audience enrichment … Continue reading Keri Mitchell

John Riedie

he/him/his Executive Director, Austin Creative Alliance john@austincreativealliance.org

Dale Albright

he/him/his Deputy Director, Theatre Bay Area dale@theatrebayarea.org

Amy Austin

she/her/hers CEO and PRESIDENT, THEATRE WASHINGTON aaustin@theatrewashington.org Amy Austin’s leadership of theatreWashington reflects her combined passions of theatre, community, and her favorite place, Washington, DC. She is the Publisher Emeritus of Washington City Paper, an influential and award-winning local alternative news media company, known for its arts journalism, and where she produced several events, including … Continue reading Amy Austin

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Ariel Bradler

she/her/hers Executive Director, Theatre Puget Sound ariel@tpsonline.org Ariel is a seasoned arts administrator and advocate for theatre and the performing arts. She joined the staff of Theatre Puget Sound in 2017 after 9 seasons at Seattle Children’s Theatre, departing as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Ariel came to Seattle from Denver where she earned her … Continue reading Ariel Bradler

Patrick Lloyd Brennan

he/him/his Managing Director, Quebec Drama Federation md.quebecdramafederation@gmail.com Patrick Lloyd holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University and has been an active member of the performing arts community in Montreal, Quebec for over ten years. As a cultural worker, he has an extensive profile including Just For Laughs, Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, … Continue reading Patrick Lloyd Brennan

Michaela Bulkley

she/her/they Programs Coordinator, L.A. Stage Alliance mbulkley@lastagealliance.com Michaela is unapologetically passionate about building the performing arts community and culture to be more sustainable. Her BA in Theatre Producing, Masters in Nonprofit Management, and experience in marketing and arts management, all perfectly align in her dream job of working at LA STAGE Alliance.  She has been a designer, … Continue reading Michaela Bulkley

Brad Erikson

he/him/his Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco brad@theatrebayarea.org