Guess Who’s in the Green Room offers members of the dance community free one-on-one sessions with artistic and administrative innovators and leading artist service organizations on research and development and process-based topics. Sessions are 30 minutes each. Participants sign up in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Past Events

  • Ursula Eagly: Grant Writing
    October 27, 2015

    Let’s talk about grant writing. Participants brought existing materials and questions, and they discussed how to illuminate projects, speak to the grant’s guidelines, and put one’s best foot forward in the application process.

  • Corli Olinghouse: Creative Archiving
    May 26, 2015

    Cori Olinghouse, Trisha Brown Dance Company Archive Director, held a conversation around living archival practices. Inspired by an archival impulse to understand the creative seeds and working processes of an artist and how these get recorded and interpreted, Olinghouse welcomes conversations and questions that address archives practices in many forms.

     

  • Madeline Best: Let’s Talk Design
    November 18, 2014

    Madeline Best is interested in helping artists develop the language and confidence to effectively work with lighting designers. A discussion of non-technical ways of communicating to allow collaborators and designers into work so they can best help achieve one’s vision.

  • Zach Morris/Third Rail Projects: Collaborative Art-Making & Creating Immersive Dance Theater
    November 4, 2015

    Zach Morris,a part of Third Rail Projects’ collaborative team of Artistic Directors, discussed the joys and challenges of working with two other Co-Artistic Directors, how one goes about building a career as a maker of immersive performance environments, and how Third Rail Projects developed the idea for Then She Fell, a ‘Bessie’ Award-winning show which has been running for over two years.

  • Stacy Lefkowitz: Arts & Non-profit Legal Advice
    October 21, 2014

    Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts offers arts-related legal aid and educational programs about the legal and business issues that affect artists and arts organizations. They addressed questions regarding non-profit incorporation, tax-exempt status, intellectual property and more.

  • Ursula Eagly: Grant Writing
    September 9, 2015

    Let’s talk about grant writing. Participants brought existing materials and questions, and they discussed how to illuminate projects, speak to the grant’s guidelines, and put one’s best foot forward in the application process.

  • Eva Yaa Asantewaa: Write It!
    August 19, 2014

    Participants were encouraged to bring a written draft (250 words maximum) about their artistic mission or an upcoming project. Eva Yaa Asantewaa suggested ways to turn this raw material into a clear, energetic and appealing tool that represents them at their best!

  • Pele Bauch, The Field: Describing Your Work
    June 17, 2014

    Whether applying for gigs and grants or marketing your work – you need solid descriptions of your work. Participants could start from scratch or refine what they already had.  

  • Tricia M. Taitt: From Artist to Creative Entrepreneur
    June 10, 2014

    Tricia M. Taitt offered advice on an array of business and financial issues for artists. Topics included: Business goal setting, budgeting and personal banking, credit & debt management, and creative entrepreneurship.