Performing Arts Legacy Project

An online platform to document and represent the careers of older performing arts professionals

Features

We are pleased to share a curated collection of programs and snapshots from Performing Arts Legacy events and selected professionals’ sites. Stay tuned for more additions!

“Back to School”

September 12, 2022 – In our monthly meetup of Performing Arts Legacy “alumni” (professionals whose published sites can be viewed here), artists shared their experiences as teachers and/or students. Lighting designer Beverly Emmons talks about Teaching the Unconscious.

Listen:

View her PAL site to learn more about Beverly’s career.


Behind the Curtain

Our latest cohort of PAL contributors includes three prolific performing arts professionals who have left their mark on the theater:

Brighton Beach Memoirs – sketch by John Lee Beatty

Brighton Beach Memoirs – sketch by John Lee Beatty


“Pandemic Thoughts”

January 24, 2022: In our monthly meetup of Performing Arts Legacy “alumni” (professionals whose published sites can be viewed here), Ron Nakahara reflects on the impacts of COVID-19 and the ways that technology has helped to keep us connected during this challenging time.


“Reflections on Work”

September 20, 2021: In our monthly meetup of Performing Arts Legacy “alumni” (professionals whose published sites can be viewed here), artists shared their reflections on work. Here is a featured reading by Dana Ivey. Please note that because this was recorded over Zoom, Dana Ivey’s reading cuts to a professional as they react to her story.


“Freedom”

July 19, 2021: In our monthly meetup of Performing Arts Legacy “alumni” (professionals whose published sites can be viewed here), artists shared their reflections on freedom. Featuring readings and performances by Ron Nakahara, Jasper McGruder, and Zalmen Mlotek.


“Crisis Competence”

In this panel, hosted 2/22/2021 by HB Studio, Five Performing Arts Legacy Project Alumni representing our 5 years of Actors Fund cohorts – Virginia Wing, Glenn Kubota, Barbara Kahn, Jasper McGruder and Bill Koch – discuss resilience during the pandemic.


Talking Legacy

Professionals from the Performing Arts Legacy Project were paired with students from the Professional Performing Arts School for mentorship conversations about career and craft. Hear them in conversation.


Lessons on Acting

Explore a selection of insights from Performing Arts Legacy Project participants:

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