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Marjuan Canady Makes History as First-Ever Front Row Productions Fellow
This D.C. based, Caribbean-American, Woman Director was selected to produce a Broadway play through program led by Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, and Columbia University.
By: Canady Foundation for the Arts
In the program, Canady will develop her fellowship project; receive a $10,000 stipend and a $20,000 budget to cover development costs; receive one-on-one support from the mentors and advisors; have access to the Columbia University resources, including the library system and courses offered through the MFA concentration in Theatre Management & Producing; and have the opportunity to participate in the Theatre Management & Producing Concentration's Producer Exchange Program with Stage One in the UK.
Canady's original work has been seen at The John F. Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, Harlem Stage, Lincoln Center, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, the Miami Book Fair, and on Sesame Street. She is the CEO/author of the children's media brand, Callaloo Kids (https://www.callalookids.com/
Fellowship Mentors include Byrd, Jones-Harvey, Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth (https://www.playbill.com/
The Fellowship has also formed an advisory council of industry leaders who will serve as additional resources for the fellows, sharing their expertise, perspective, and complementing the existing mentorship and academic curriculum. The council includes North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Jackie Alexander, The Public Theater Associate Artistic Director Saheem Ali, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes, Bespoke Theatricals General Manager Amy Jacobs, National Black Theatre Artistic Director Jonathan McCrory, Shubert Theatre (New Haven) Executive Director Anthony McDonald, producers Ira Pittelman and Jeffrey Richards (https://www.playbill.com/
The Front Row Productions Fellowship is supervised by an oversight committee made up of leaders working in the theatre industry and Steven Chaikelson, head of the MFA Theatre Management & Producing Concentration at Columbia.
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