Chris Coleman

Chris joined Portland Center Stage as artistic director in May 2000. Before coming to Portland, he was artistic director at Actor’s Express in Atlanta, a company he co-founded in 1988. Coleman has directed at theaters across the country, including Actors Theater of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT Theatre, the Alliance, Dallas Theatre Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, and Center Stage in Baltimore. He currently chairs the Creative Advocacy Network board, and serves on boards for the Cultural Advocacy Coalition and the Institute for Metropolitan Studies. Coleman served as a Center management panelist in 2012.

References

“What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” Five temporary public artworks, created by artists Ai Weiwei, Zoe Strauss, Kara Crombie, Kaitlin Pomerantz, and Alexander Rosenberg, and on-site “laboratories” for public feedback will consider this question and notions of monumentality within the civic sphere.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Daniel Fishkin is a composer, sound artist, and instrument builder whose work is informed by his personal experiences with tinnitus.

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

Grants & Grantees

The Wilma Theater created the Wilma Vision Fund, a cash reserve raised and maintained by the board of directors in order to sustain high standards of performance.

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.

Grants & Grantees

InterAct Theater Company began strategic and business planning processes in order to pursue new areas of programming focused on collaboration with other theaters.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bruce LaRowe served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte from 1993 to 2013.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lisa Yancey is an organizational development consultant who specializes in development/fundraising planning, strategic organizational planning, and senior project management for nonprofit arts institutions.

The major repository of the art of three generations of Wyeths (H.C, Andy, and Jamie), and steward of hundreds of acres of land where the artists worked, the Brandywine Museum is a national treasure.

This project investigated various issues surrounding (co-)authorship in cultural production, asking questions around definitions of authorship, collaboration, audience participation, the influence of marketplace, and other concepts.

Grants & Grantees

Wyck—a house, garden, and farm in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia—served as the ancestral home to a Quaker Philadelphia family for over nine generations.

Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.