September 2020: If I Had Two Wings

Dear Friends,     The same weekend we lost Chadwick Boseman, many of the folks in my life—mostly writerly—also mourned Randall Kenan. It isn’t lost on me that both are
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Reckoning: The Initiation of Cultivating Safe Spaces in Theater Education

“You’re the best friend type.” “Sing ‘Breath’ from In the Heights.” “You’ll be in West Side Story 100 times.” “Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to be a
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July 2020: Calling Out and Claiming Space

Dear Friends,     This month’s update shines a light on Black Art Futures Fund, the philanthropic and Black arts advocacy arm of Red Olive Creative Consulting.  BAFF was designed
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In an Unpredictable World, Rigidity Holds Us Back

Miss Rona began shaking the world before we even knew what she was up to. Scientists apparently knew about COVID-19 well before this pandemic hit, but the virus seemed to
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June 2020: Calling Out and Claiming Space

Dear Friends,     Three Junes ago, I left my full-time job as Development Director at The Drawing Center, a visual arts space in New York City. I was there
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May 2020: Living in the Love Economy

Dear Friends,     Of course I know charitable giving can happen year-round, but I have to admit, I got caught up in the energy and inertia of the #givingtuesdaynow movement
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