Emilya Cachapero

Emilya Cachapero is the director of artistic programs and International Theater Institute at the Theatre Communications Group. She oversees all of the Theatre Communications Group’s artistic and international programs, including grant programs and special events. Prior to her current position, Cachapero served as general manager for the Concordia Chamber Symphony; associate director of the Non-Traditional Casting Project in New York; the conservatory administrator for the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco; and chair of the artistic committee for the Asian American Theater Company, San Francisco. She is also a published poet whose work has appeared in the American Poetry Review and several other poetry anthologies. She served as the Center’s Pew Fellowships panel chair in 2010.


Grants & Grantees

An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.

Grants & Grantees

Tanya M. Barrientos is a writer and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Music critic Tom Moon has written about pop, rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop and world music for more than three decades.

Alex Da Corte appears twice in Interview and Karen M’Closkey & Keith VanDerSys are singled out in Metropolis. Plus, news on Brian Phillips, Zoe Strauss, Matthew Mitchell, and CAConrad.

Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

Over our first decade, the Center has been privileged to fund extraordinary work by our dynamic and talented community of practitioners. As we reflect on our history and set the stage for the future, we invite you to take a brief, retrospective journey with us through a lively video that looks back over this period.

As part of her Carnegie International project, Zoe Strauss is taking portraits of the residents of Homestead, PA. Plus, news on Brian Phillips, Frank Sherlock, Kinan Abou-Afach, Matthew Cox, Jay Kirk, and more.

Collaborators & Colleagues

John Killacky is executive director of Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, and on the board of the Vermont Community Foundation.

Drexel’s Legacy Center worked with a diverse planning team to develop dynamic digital programming for teens that will explore issues of gender disparity and women’s history.

The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.

Three concerts showcased classical Carnatic music of Southern India.

Questions of Practice

We asked the 2013 Pew Fellow poets to share samples of their work. Watch Emily Abendroth read a selection from her poem “Always Hook a Gift Horsey Dead in the Kisser [An Invocation].”