Benvenuti Arts: Fundraising for Independent Artists Workshop
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Benvenuti Arts: Fundraising for Independent Artists Workshop

Benvenuti Arts is thrilled to be partnering with The Artist Co-op to bring you a workshop series around raising funds for your work and spending them wisely. Streamlined into two days, this series will demystify the grant writing process, help you find and cultivate new donors, and guide you in creating a cohesive, achievable fundraising plan for your entire year. With a focus on independent artists creating and producing their own work, this workshop will  help you to create a plan that doesn’t tax your schedule and helps you achieve both short and long-term goals. In addition, each participating artist will receive one-on-one time with Founder Sarah Benvenuti!

Note: This workshop is not appropriate for 501c3 nonprofits operating with budgets of $5k or more annually. Please check our out workshop on September 26 if this describes you!

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Monday Night Jams (Music)
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Jams (Music)

A chance to share what you do, express yourself through your medium and meet members of the TAC community. Try out something new. Practice something old. Or come out to support. Who knows… maybe you’ll meet your artistic soulmate? Please note that TAC creates a brave space, so come with an open mind and heart. 

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TAC Signature Series: Trends in Marketing for Arts Organizations
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Trends in Marketing for Arts Organizations

Are you wondering what the current trends for marketing your arts business or nonprofit organizations? We will be sitting down with the Marketing Directors at some of the top Arts Organizations in the city to hear what advice, tips and recommendations they suggest to get more donors, patrons and artists to support your organization. This Signature Series is great for anyone running an arts business (ie. Theater Company, Choral Group, Dance Organization, etc). 

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TAC LGBTQ Meet Up
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

TAC LGBTQ Meet Up

A monthly meet up to get to know the members of the TAC Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bi, Queer and Allies Community. Share ideas about current art, shows, events etc that deal with queer themes. Find ways to collaborate and make more opportunities for LGBTQ art.

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Cold Read Developmental Workshop
Oct
20
10:00 PM22:00

Cold Read Developmental Workshop

TAC holds a full day residency to workshop a full length play that has been started at one of the cold reads. It will be directed and cast with TAC members. How exciting to be apart of the evolution of a play from a seedling idea  to fully realized. TAC wants to be apart of the development process and journey.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

Curated by TAC member, Stephanie Miller, TAC writers get a chance to hear their words read aloud by TAC members. Writers receive as much or as little constructive criticism as they’d like. The event is free for TAC members to attend and invited guests only, as we want to keep the Cold Read intimate and amongst the TAC community. If you’d like to participate in the Cold Read Series, please email Steph.Miller1029@gmail.com.

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Monday Night Shorts
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Shorts

A chance to share what you do, express yourself through your medium and meet members of the TAC community. Try out something new. Practice something old. Or come out to support. Who knows… maybe you’ll meet your artistic soulmate? Please note that TAC creates a brave space, so come with an open mind and heart. 

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TAC LGBTQ Meet Up
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

TAC LGBTQ Meet Up

A monthly meet up to get to know the members of the TAC Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bi, Queer and Allies Community. Share ideas about current art, shows, events etc that deal with queer themes. Find ways to collaborate and make more opportunities for LGBTQ art.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

Curated by TAC member, Stephanie Miller, TAC writers get a chance to hear their words read aloud by TAC members. Writers receive as much or as little constructive criticism as they’d like. The event is free for TAC members to attend and invited guests only, as we want to keep the Cold Read intimate and amongst the TAC community. If you’d like to participate in the Cold Read Series, please email Steph.Miller1029@gmail.com.

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TAC Signature Series: How to make Social Media work for you as an artist!
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: How to make Social Media work for you as an artist!

Are you lost in the tizzy, not sure how to “sell” your artist accomplishments on Social Media? Fear not, we will be asking the experts, those that have excelled in the social media platforms how to make it work for you as an artist. They will be providing tips and insight into what tricks help get you noticed by the people you want to know about you! This is a great panel for any artist, somebody trying to “sell” something, ie your talent! 

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Monday Night Jams (Comedy)
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Jams (Comedy)

A chance to share what you do, express yourself through your medium and meet members of the TAC community. Try out something new. Practice something old. Or come out to support. Who knows… maybe you’ll meet your artistic soulmate? Please note that TAC creates a brave space, so come with an open mind and heart. 

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TAC Cold Read Series
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

Curated by TAC member, Stephanie Miller, TAC writers get a chance to hear their words read aloud by TAC members. Writers receive as much or as little constructive criticism as they’d like. The event is free for TAC members to attend and invited guests only, as we want to keep the Cold Read intimate and amongst the TAC community.

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TAC LGBTQ Meet Up
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

TAC LGBTQ Meet Up

A monthly meet up to get to know the members of the TAC Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bi, Queer and Allies Community. Share ideas about current art, shows, events etc that deal with queer themes. Find ways to collaborate and make more opportunities for LGBTQ art.

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Monday Night Jams (Slams)
Jan
6
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Jams (Slams)

A chance to share what you do, express yourself through your medium and meet members of the TAC community. Try out something new. Practice something old. Or come out to support. Who knows… maybe you’ll meet your artistic soulmate? Please note that TAC creates a brave space, so come with an open mind and heart.

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TAC Signature Series: Money, money, money! Tax Solutions for Artists and Arts Organizations
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Money, money, money! Tax Solutions for Artists and Arts Organizations

Money. It’s not funny, but we all need it! There are tools and resources out there to help us succeed as artists that we just might now know about… We realize this isn’t the sexiest of topics but it could save you loads of money if you’re smart about it. You’ll hear from a tax preparer(s) and a financial consultant on what you should be writing off, saving and investing in as an artist. This panel is great for any artist or arts organization.

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TAC LGBTQ Meet Up
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

TAC LGBTQ Meet Up

A monthly meet up to get to know the members of the TAC Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bi, Queer and Allies Community. Share ideas about current art, shows, events etc that deal with queer themes. Find ways to collaborate and make more opportunities for LGBTQ art.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

Curated by TAC member, Stephanie Miller, TAC writers get a chance to hear their words read aloud by TAC members. Writers receive as much or as little constructive criticism as they’d like. The event is free for TAC members to attend and invited guests only, as we want to keep the Cold Read intimate and amongst the TAC community.

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TAC Winter Happening
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Winter Happening

The Artist Co-op Happening is a fundraiser event to showcase our members’ talents. The event brings together art patrons young and old to meet the artists making things happen in New York City. Each Happening consists of local food vendors paired with six performances by members ranging from dance, video, theater, music and more!

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TAC Signature Series: Pitching Your TV/Film/Web Projects
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Pitching Your TV/Film/Web Projects

Do you have a film project or idea where you’re ready to get some funding? We will be bringing in the experts on TV, Film and Web project pitching. They will give professional advice on what makes a good pitch and how to make the next move after you’ve gotten to pitch. This panel is not to be missed! Panelists will be announced soon… This Signature Series is great for those who have a project or are just beginning their film development.

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Cold Read Developmental Workshop
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Cold Read Developmental Workshop

TAC holds a full day residency to workshop a full length play that has been started at one of the cold reads. It will be directed and cast with TAC members. How exciting to be apart of the evolution of a play from a seedling idea to fully realized. TAC wants to be apart of the development process and journey.

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TAC Signature Series: Goal Setting and Financial Planning for Artists
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Goal Setting and Financial Planning for Artists

Do you have a retirement plan as an artist? Yes or no, we all need help figuring out how to save money when you make no money. We will be hearing from financial planner(s) on what is important to consider when planning for the future. This Signature Series is perfect for any artist concerned about money. We PROMISE it will be fun and not stressful!

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TAC Spring Happening
May
16
10:00 PM22:00

TAC Spring Happening

The Artist Co-op Happening is a fundraiser event to showcase our members’ talents. The event brings together art patrons young and old to meet the artists making things happen in New York City. Each Happening consists of local food vendors paired with six performances by members ranging from dance, video, theater, music and more!

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TAC Signature Series: What to Know When Starting a Business (Magazine/Theater/Film/Design etc)
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: What to Know When Starting a Business (Magazine/Theater/Film/Design etc)

Are you thinking of starting a business or a nonprofit in the arts? AMAZING! Well we can tell you it’s a pretty rewarding but difficult thing to do, hence not a lot of people do it. Here at TAC we’ve got a fair number of unique businesses. Hear from our panelists who’ve started their own businesses and what their journey has been like… Great opportunity to hear the truth, pros and cons, of creating something from scratch. This Signature Series is great for anyone who’s started a business or is hoping to launch one soon!

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TAC LGBTQ Meet Up
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

TAC LGBTQ Meet Up

A monthly meet up to get to know the members of the TAC Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bi, Queer and Allies Community. Share ideas about current art, shows, events etc that deal with queer themes. Find ways to collaborate and make more opportunities for LGBTQ art.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

Curated by TAC member, Stephanie Miller, TAC writers get a chance to hear their words read aloud by TAC members. Writers receive as much or as little constructive criticism as they’d like. The event is free for TAC members to attend and invited guests only, as we want to keep the Cold Read intimate and amongst the TAC community. If you’d like to participate in the Cold Read Series, please email Steph.Miller1029@gmail.com.

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TAC Town Hall
Sep
9
6:30 PM18:30

TAC Town Hall

Time to share your ideas! What do you wish TAC had. What’s working? What’s not working? Who would you like to meet? What would you like to see… Your ideas will be heard here at The TAC Town Hall meeting.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

Curated by TAC member, Stephanie Miller, TAC writers get a chance to hear their words read aloud by TAC members. Writers receive as much or as little constructive criticism as they’d like. The event is free for TAC members to attend and invited guests only, as we want to keep the Cold Read intimate and amongst the TAC community. If you’d like to participate in the Cold Read Series, please email Steph.Miller1029@gmail.com.

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TAC LGBTQ Meet Up
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

TAC LGBTQ Meet Up

A monthly meet up to get to know the members of the TAC Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bi, Queer and Allies Community. Share ideas about current art, shows, events etc that deal with queer themes. Find ways to collaborate and make more opportunities for LGBTQ art.

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Unlazy Workshop #2: Basics in Watercolor Sketching
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Unlazy Workshop #2: Basics in Watercolor Sketching

Watercolors are bright, fun, and quick. Many people feel watercolors are complicated and hard to control. In this workshop we will cover some exercises to help use watercolor effectively. During this two hour workshop you will complete one watercolor image and have several sample exercises that will help you improve. Like anything, practice is key. Sketching implies quick and not overly developed. Some drawing ability is needed to take this workshop. All ages are welcome!

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The Blankenship Chair: What Makes a Great Opening Song in a Musical?
Jul
13
3:00 PM15:00

The Blankenship Chair: What Makes a Great Opening Song in a Musical?

A lively discussion of what makes a great opening number in a musical, plus Broadway Name That Tune!

About this Event

What makes a truly great opening number in a musical? What are the best opening numbers of all time? Which opening numbers do we need to rediscover?

And while we're talking about that, shouldn't we take a few breaks to play Broadway Name That Tune?

We'll be discussing all this with Itamar Moses (a Tony Award-winner for The Band's Visit) and Adam Grosswirth (Member Services Director at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre).

You'll get to lend your thoughts to this conversation, and you'll ALSO get to play a few rounds of Broadway Name That Tune. Either way, it's time to brush up on your Hairspray and your Hamilton.

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Leveraging Tech and Data: Hacking Auditions
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech and Data: Hacking Auditions

Auditions, a selection process from a psuedo-random population, can be highly frustrating for all parties involved given its high expense of time and emotional energy. Multivariate testing – the process of measuring the relationship of a given feature on an outcome – can greatly improve match results, thus decreasing the number of "wasted auditions."

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Silent Movie Dreams Fundraising PARTY!
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Silent Movie Dreams Fundraising PARTY!

Celebrate PRIDE and Celebrate Artists!

This party kicks off the fundraising efforts for Silent Movie Dreams, a new play by Megan Jeannette Smith premiering at The Hudson Guild Summerfest in September 2019.

The play centers around LGBTQ relationships and reproductive health. There's also drag and silent movie era performers acting out the character's dreams. It's very funny and emotional. Come support new work!

The event includes:

  • A staged reading of select scenes!

  • Drag King & Drag Queen performers!

  • Stand Up Comics!

  • Dance Party!

  • Free wine & apps!

10% of all proceeds will be matched and donated to Planned Parenthood.

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Unlazy Workshop #1 A Daily Drawing Practice
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Unlazy Workshop #1 A Daily Drawing Practice

Starting a daily practice of anything is difficult. Still, as an artist it is very important to hone your skills no matter what they are. In this workshop Savannah will cover how to set yourself up for success when starting a daily drawing practice or comic. In this workshop participants will create their own daily comic strips. No drawing ability is needed to take this workshop. All ages are welcome!

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TAC Cold Read Series
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

TAC Cold Read Series is for the TAC community to hear new works read aloud by our members.

The aim is to strengthen and tighten our community of writers and actors here at the Co-op.

Every month we will be reading a new play by a Co-op member and cast it amongst our TAC actors.

Open to members and their guests.

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Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: AUTOMATING COMMUNICATION 2.0
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: AUTOMATING COMMUNICATION 2.0

AUTOMATING COMMUNICATION 2.O

Communicating with important people is a central part of being artist and professional. Automating this important task can reduce errors, increase results, and lower stress! Learn how to implement this technology into your business practices in the second edition of this workshop. All skill levels welcome.

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The Blankenship Chair: 80s Diva Tournament with Sarah D. Bunting
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

The Blankenship Chair: 80s Diva Tournament with Sarah D. Bunting

An tournament to choose the most essential pop diva of the 80s. Everyone who attends gets to vote!

About this Event

The 1980s produced many glorious pop divas, but which one is the ultimate?!?

Sarah and Mark (who co-host the podcast Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs) will make arguments for each contender, and if you'd like, you will also have a chance to address the crowd. Along with talking through our thoughts and listening to key song clips, we will ALL get to vote in every round of the tournament until we declare a winner.

Along the way, we'll dive into many of the issues and ideas that define pop music of the Me Decade. From gender roles to vocal distinction to the visual power of MTV, we'll talk about it all!

And as always, the most important thing is for everyone to have fun and feel welcome as we think, talk, and sing our way through an incredible collection of songs.

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TAC Cold Read Series
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

TAC Cold Read Series is for the TAC community to hear new works read aloud by our members.

The aim is to strengthen and tighten our community of writers and actors here at the Co-op.

Every month we will be reading a new play by a Co-op member and cast it amongst our TAC actors.

If you're interested in participating please email, steph.miller1029@gmail.com.

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TAC Spring Happening
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Spring Happening

The Artist Co-op Spring Happening is a new quarterly event to showcase our member’s talent. The event is to intended to bring together art patrons young and old to meet the artists making things happen around New York City. The evening will consist of local food vendors paired with 6 performances by members ranging from dance, video, theater, music and more!

 

You will see the following TAC members perform: 

Hedgepig Ensemble

Troy Ogilvie

Shawn Randall

Abigail Wright with Adrian Rosas and Rebecca Kidine

Ophir Ariel

Ballet Nepantla

 

We will also be celebrating TAC's 2nd anniversary! 

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Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: Statistics for Dynamic Pricing 💡
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: Statistics for Dynamic Pricing 💡

Welcome to the Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater, Workshop Series, hosted by The Artist Co-Op.

STATISTICS FOR DYNAMIC PRICING

Learn the statistical essentials of consumer behavior in respect to dynamic pricing. Leverage mathematical patterns to increase customer satisfaction while maximizing profit (the two are strongly related). Of note, this is an advanced course and will have fewer seats available.

Panelists will include:

  • Kelly Carmody, Research & Programer @ Columbia University

  • Yaakov Bressler, Data Scientist @ Marpipe



This workshop will include:

  • Distribution of Consumer Mean Reserve Price.

  • Testing and fitting best distribution.

  • Projection estimation.

  • Contingent Projections.

  • Modelling change of consumer behavior.

Event schedule:

6:15PM Doors Open
6:30PM – 6:45PM
 Check in
6:45PM – 7:00PM Introduction
7:00PM – 8:30PM workshop (part 1 – main)
8:30PM – 8:45PM break
8:45PM optional end time
8:45PM – 9:45PM workshop (part 2 – bonus mega round)

Miscellaneous Details:

  • Main part of the workshop will be 1 hour 45 minutes

  • For the super intense type, we'll have an extra hour in the bonus mega round until 9:45PM

  • All attendees are required to bring a laptop or a chromebook equivelant

  • Cost for attending has been set a $5 to create accountability.

  • Registration is extremely limited. We will be holding a waitlist for up to 5 people, in the event a registered participant cancels or doesn't show up.


What is this series about?

This workshop series is an educational hands-on forum in which various technologies and analytical resources will be introduced, in context of the business of theater. Open for the public to attend, these workshops are aimed at providing tools to theater professionals which will enable them to get ahead, have their work reach more people, and be financially feasible.

What are these workshops like?

Our lecture styled workshops are centered around the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do. We therefore engage in a very hands-on approach, often implementing the content being introduced immediately.

Of note, attendees are required to bring a laptop (iPads not accepted). This is because we want our workshops to be as meaningful for our attendees as possible and we feel that this cannot be done without the processing power and browser readability of a laptop computer.

Who are these events for?

Our events are intended for theater professionals, exclusively. We do not expect any formal education in marketing, design, or statistics. We do however expect that attendees are computer literate and can operate excel with some proficiency.



Our Long Term Plan:

Our long term goal is to create consistent programming which provide theater professionals resources to advance their careers and the field of professional theater as a whole.


Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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Khan!!! The Musical!!! Reading
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Khan!!! The Musical!!! Reading

This is a developmental reading of "Khan!!! The Musical!!!," an upcoming Star Trek parody musical by Brent Black, aiming for an eventual Off-Broadway run. It follows the story of "The Wrath of Khan" but also includes Trekkie fan favorites such as Captain Picard and Data. This AEA-approved 29 hour reading presentation will feature Deven May (Bat Boy), Alanna Saunders (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and Rodrick Covington (Once on this Island).

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TAC Signature Series: Fundraising in the 21st Century
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Fundraising in the 21st Century

TAC’s Signature Series provides access to experts in both innovation and business for artists. This series is designed to inspire the creator to a higher level of planning and outreach while bringing the community together. In this session, we will hear from Sarah Benvenuti a creative strategist and fundraiser on how to fundraise as an artists and organization in the 21st century.

Sarah Benvenuti has worked in arts and culture for over a decade, gaining experience across the country in theater, dance, film, education, and other cultural fields. She has worked with over 40 small arts organizations and individual artists, assisting them with fundraising, financial, administrative, planning, and interim needs.

Benvenuti began her career as Director of Future Tenant in Pittsburgh, PA. Before founding Benvenuti Arts, she served as Special Events Manager of Arena Stage in Washington, DC; Managing Director of Curious Theater Company in Denver, Colorado; and Director of Development and Interim Managing Director of The Civilians in Brooklyn, NY. Having consulted with small organizations and individual artists since 2011, she founded Benvenuti Arts in 2014 with the goal of helping small and mighty organizations build up the operational support needed to create and produce their work.

Benvenuti earned her B.M. in Music Education (piano and voice) from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, and her M.A. in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tickets at $20 for General Public and Free for members of the Artist Co-op. Highly encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.

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