Meet the Bloggers…
Kevin Becerra has settled at ArtsEmerson as Artistic Engagement Manager after moving all over the country working in new play development. Previous positions include National New Play Network Producer in Residence at Actor’s Express in Atlanta and Allen Lee Hughes New Play Producing Fellow at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Trained as a Dramaturgy in the BFA program at University of Arizona, he is currently spending much less time with scripts and a whole lot more time creating spaces for conversation.
Ryan Walsh is the Marketing & Communications Manager at ArtsEmerson. As a lifelong Boston resident he has written for The Phoenix and The Believer and directed music videos that have premiered on IFC and MTV. In his other guise as the founder/singer of rock band Hallelujah The Hills he has toured the US and Canada, released albums on Misra Records, and has had a performance interrupted by Chevy Chase. You can find him on Twitter @JahHills.
David Dower is the Artistic Director at ArtsEmerson and is obsessed with the #newplay infrastructure for the American Theater. Before joining ArtsEmerson in the spring of 2012, David Dower spent six seasons as Associate Artistic Director at Arena Stage where he directed the Artistic Development Team and founded the American Voices New Play Institute (AVNPI), the precursor to The Center for the Theater Commons now located at Emerson College. He served as the Artistic Producer on Arena’s offerings from 2007-2011, including the Tony/Pulitzer winning Next to Normal. Prior to joining Arena he was the founding Artistic Director of the Z Space and a founder of its predecessor, the producing ensemble The Z Collective, both in San Francisco. He has directed plays around the country, including at Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle’s Intiman, and dozens of world premiere productions in the Bay Area. You can follow David on Twitter @ddower.