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    January 26, 2024
    5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Strengthening the Brand: New Initiatives to Promote Indie Theater
Friday 1/26/24  at 5pm ET

Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.

In the room: writer/director Montserrat Mendez, board member of the League of Independent Theaters and the Shirley Chisolm Cultural Institute, and director/dramaturg Aimee Todoroff, managing director of the League of Independent Theater. Think of it as an intricate system of tributaries that in some ways feed the mainstream, and a less visible but essential part of theater's ecosystem. Join us for a report on the recent Indie Theater Convocation, a solution-minded, unifying conversation exploring the current needs of Indie Theater ... a look at the rebranding the NYIT Awards and a look at the nominees ... and the creation of indietheaternyc.com, a newly unveiled site with a comprehensive array of information pertaining to the vibrant world of Indie Theatre.
 
Panelists
  • AIMEE TODOROFF

    is a director practicing theater in NYC. She has been a part of two Obie Award winning productions, as a performer and as a director. She loves directing in traditional and non-traditional, site specific spaces. Equally adept at classic and new work, Aimee has helmed classic plays by Ibsen and Chekhov, and premieres by Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, and frequent collaborator Chris Harcum among others. Aimee received her MFA in Directing from Southampton Arts, studying with Marsha Norman, Nick Mangano, and Rinde Eckert, and was the Assistant Director for John Rando and the playwright David Ives for Classic Stage Company’s production of “The Heir Apparent.” She is the artistic director of the indie theater company Elephant Run District, and is passionate about collaborative dialog between artists, audience and communities. In addition to directing and teaching, Aimee created the LIT Anti-Harassment Toolkit and speaks on best practices to create safe creative spaces. aimeetodoroff.org elephantrundistrict.org

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