Gina L. Grandi (founder and artistic director) worked in the San Francisco Unified School District for 13 years, teaching 4th grade, 5th grade, and high school Theater and Humanities. As a founding teacher of Metropolitan Arts and Technology HS, Gina designed and implemented the school-wide drama program; productions included After Juliet, Discontented Winter, and bi-annual student-devised work. After moving to New York, Gina served as the Program Director at Opening Act, a non-profit that provides free after-school theater programs for New York City’s most under-served high schools. She is currently a doctoral candidate and adjunct professor at NYU in the Educational Theatre program and a member of the creative team of a space between.
M.J. Moneymaker (digital communications director) is a creative, artist/writer, problem solver, analyst, learner, and U.S. Navy veteran. She tells stories using art, data, and copy for digital communications. She's worked on projects as a screenwriter, web designer and developer, digital producer, online advertiser, and marketer. Mari has an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in TV/Film Production. Previously, she worked as the Digital Contest Producer at WITNESS, as the Production Supervisor for NYC LGBT Community Center's TV Show, for Our Scene TV, an for Freeheld, the Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject.
Patti Veconi (resident dramaturg and board member)
Gabrielle Gilliam (board member)
Suzanne Willett (board member)
What Our Members Are Saying
"What a fantastic evening in Kristine's Eggs on Ice reading!! Thank you so much y'all!!" ~ Thelma M. Reyes
"The casting was fantastic, and the light staging worked perfectly. The whole night was really helpful to me for continuing to develop the piece, especially the dramaturg-led talkback." ~ Francesca Pazniokas