DIGITAL: Living Gallery: Robin Sokoloff - Gibney
Week of August 3, 2020
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DIGITAL: Living Gallery: Robin Sokoloff

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This event streamed live via Zoom Webinar on Friday, April 3. Watch the conversation below!

Robin Sokoloff, Founder of Town Stages, holds a fireside chat on the trials, success, heartbreaks, and lessons she is learning while building one of the largest women-owned and women-led cultural arts spaces in Manhattan; and why doing so with no outside funding nor city-owned was absolutely insane, and absolutely necessary. There will be dance, laughter, and perhaps tears shared in this most challenging time. Listen in, and bring your voice to the conversation – where our community can move as one.


Robin Sokoloff is the Chairwoman & CEO of Town Stages: A new women-led cultural arts space, event venue, and cocktail bar in Tribeca providing mentorship, sponsorship, and fellowship to pioneering artists, industry leaders, and their communities. As a lifelong dance and theatre professional committed to transforming leadership and representation on our stages and screens, Robin advances equity for women, poc, queer, and immigrant voices by building accessible spaces for public assembly, creativity, and conversation. As part of a growing movement to dismantle discriminatory real estate and labor practices in New York City, Sokoloff has successfully woven Town Stages into the tapestry of New York’s cultural landscape as one of the largest independently founded, operated, and women-led facilities in Manhattan in over 30 years. Robin Sokoloff is a scholarship recipient and alumna of Jacob’s Pillow School of Dance, NYSSSA, Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center. Robin holds a BA in Sociology from NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences, she’s a graduate of N.E.W. (Non-Traditional Employment For Women), and a former member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America with Local #157. Robin serves as Vice President of the Board for the Musical Theater Factory.

Living Gallery, a monthly program curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa and produced in the Gibney Gallery, presents live performance of storytelling, monologues, spoken word, stand-up, or creative talks.

Each performance—free and open to the public—runs 30-45 minutes, usually scheduled within the hour before a dance concert presented in Gibney’s Theater. We welcome you to attend both events and enjoy a wide range of expressive artists.

Photo by Michael Kushner Photography.


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 677 8560