Research Center for Arts & Culture
The Actors Fund

Performing Arts Legacy Project

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


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!


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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