DCA Hosts L.A. Theater Town Hall featuring Greg Reiner - NEA

Ashley Steed

Non-Registered Critics, Writer

This is from their FACEBOOK EVENT:
Join Los Angeles area theatre professionals, presenters, art directors, and funders to get engaged about the LA Theater scene and its future.
Greg Reiner, NEA Director of Theater and Musical Theater, will be in Los Angeles to discuss the current state of affairs at the National Endowment for the Arts and take questions.
A town hall discussion will follow about theater-making in Los Angeles, asking the questions:
What do we need?
What are our opportunities?
What is our vision for the future?
Panel of Experts

Elizabeth Cline, Executive Director, The Industry
Leslie Ishii, Stage Director, Arts Educator, and Founder/Co-Director of the National Cultural Navigation Theater Project
Nancy Keystone, Artistic Director of Critical Mass Performance Group
Ted Lange, Producer, Director, Playwright
Cole Rosner, Artistic Director of Play Collaborative Arts and UglyRhino Productions
Michael Shepperd, Artistic Director, Celebration Theater
Marikke Splint, Theater Director; UCLA Theater, Film and Television
Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director, Latino Theater Company
Hattie Winston-Wheeler, VP of Artistic Development, Bonnie Franklin Classic & Contemporary American Plays
Moderated by Ben Johnson, Performing Arts Division Director, Department of Cultural Affairs
Welcome by Danielle Brazell, General Manager, Department of Cultural Affairs
Opening Remarks by Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Chairman - Arts, Parks and River Committee; Kevin James, President, Board of Public Works and Director and Chief Liaison, Mayor's Office of Film and Television Production
Presented by City of Los Angeles Deptartment of Cultural Affairs in collabor ation with Arts for LA and LA STAGE Alliance
Seating is limited, so please direct RSVPs to Yvonne Farrow at yvonne.farrow@lacity.org
Where to Go
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
NOTE: Beverages and snacks provided; Seating limited.
For directions via car, Metro, walking, or cycling: http://bit.ly/2peEcFU
Limited parking inside Barnsdall Park; metered parking along Edgemont Blvd and Sunset Blvd; residential parking surrounding the park, but please read the signs; paid parking at Kaiser Permanente, 1549 Edgemont for $8; handicapped parking on the top level of Barnsdall Park.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre sits atop a hill. From street level, walk uphill to the campus or take the elevator on Barnsdall Street near Kaiser, up to the next level. Look for signs.

Ashley Steed is a theatre maker, creative producer and writer. In Los Angeles, she's started a company that devises new works called The Visceral City Project and is also a member of Son of Semele Ensemble. She's worked on numerous projects as a director, performer or producer here in LA as well as London. She began her writing career with LA Stage Magazine under the mentorship of the late Lee Melville. Ashley holds a BA in Theatre from USC and an MA in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London.