Segal Center: Non-profit Theatre Town Hall Meeting REPORT Crisis to Creation 2015
Syrian Drama: Sa'dallah Wannous' Ritua
Photo by Gaia Squarci
Report: Non-profit Theatre Town Hall Meeting NYCCrisis to Creation - The Future of NYC Performing Arts
For full report & list of participating organizations CLICK HERE
This February, the Segal Center asked 16 organizations to present their missions, programs and services in response to the financial collapse of 2008 and the subsequient lean years in arts economy. These organizations, while just a sample of the many in the city, covered all 5 boroughs of NYC and with strong representations from Black, Latino, Arab, and Queer artist populations, among others.
Tom Finkelpearl, the newly appointed Commissioner of The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, attended and addressed the large crowd, with representatives from more than 100 groups and universities in attendance. He also spoke highly of the night's honored guest, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who was presented with the first Segal Center Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts.