2015 TCG Fall Forum on Governance Speakers

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Teresa Eyring
Executive Director, Theatre Communications Group (TCG)

Teresa Eyring joined TCG in March 2007. Prior to arriving at TCG, Eyring spent more than twenty years as an executive in theatres around the U.S. Positions included: managing director of the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) in Minneapolis from 1999-2007; managing director of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia from 1994-1999; and assistant executive director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from 1989-1993. She began her theatre career as director of development for the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., in 1983. She holds a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in theatre administration from Yale School of Drama. Eyring is currently active as an executive committee member of the Performing Arts Alliance, chair of the follow-up process for the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention, board member of The Actors Fund and was previously a member of the Tony Awards nominating committee.


David Evan Harris
Research Director, Institute for the Future, Executive Director and Founder, Global Lives Project


David Evan Harris is a sociologist, artist and curator. In 2004, he founded the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience around the world produced by thousands of collaborating filmmakers, photographers and translators. The Global Lives Project has been screened and exhibited as a video installation in museums, galleries, public spaces and schools around the world, including at the Smithsonian, United Nations University, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). At the Institute for the Future (IFTF), David leads research on the future of media, governance, philanthropy and social movements. In 2014, he became curator of the Future Gallery, an exhibit space in downtown Palo Alto featuring the work of artists from around the world whose work challenges viewers to think critically about the future. David joined IFTF in 2008. David joined the professional faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 2015, teaching Scenario Planning and Futures Thinking to MBA students. He previously taught at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. David is a frequent public speaker at conferences and events around the world. He has presented his work to audiences at the Smithsonian, Harvard, Stanford, Apple, Google, Adobe, and dozens of other institutions. His writings have been published by the BBC, Guardian, Adbusters, Focus on the Global South, Hivos, Alternet, Grist and numerous other outlets, and translated into dozens of languages. David previously worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Management and Budget. He studied Sociology at the University of São Paulo (M.S., 2008) and Political Economy of Development and Environment at UC Berkeley (B.A., 2003). He speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. David’s work has been supported by groups including the National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Long Now Foundation, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Christensen Fund and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.


Ivo van Hove
General Director, Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Guest Director, New York Theatre Workshop

Theatre director Ivo van Hove has held central positions in Dutch-Belgian cultural life, first as the head of Het Zuidelijk Toneel in Eindhoven from 1990 to 2000 and from 2001 as general director of the Toneelgroep Amsterdam. This is the country's prime theatre company and the official municipal theatre company of Amsterdam. With an annual average of five new plays and over 350 performances, the company plays to audiences of 110,000 each year. Toneelgroep Amsterdam has been invited by international festivals such as Ruhr Triennale, Wiener Festwochen, the Edinburgh Festival and Festival d'Avignon, and performs in the U.S., Russia, and Australia. Along with his frequent guest directing at the New York Theatre Workshop, van Hove has directed companies from the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Schaubuehne in Berlin, and the Münchner Kammerspiele. He also staged opera at the Flemish Opera (Alban Berg’s Lulu and the complete Ring Cycle by Wagner). At La Monnaie in Brussels he directed Idomeneo by Mozart and Janacek’s Macropulous Case in Amsterdam. In 2014 he staged the world premiere of the opera Brokeback Mountain at Teatro Real. Awarded repertoire of the Toneelgroep Amsterdam includes Shakespeare's Roman Tragedies and The Taming of the Shrew, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, and John Cassavetes' Husbands and Opening Night. Van Hove has received many accolades, including two Obie Awards for off-Broadway productions in New York (for More Stately Mansions and Hedda Gabler), the Flanders Oeuvre Prize (1995), the Theatre Festival Prize (1996) and the Archangel Award at the Edinburgh Festival (1999). He was made a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2004. In 2008, he also received the Prosceniumprijs, the Dutch oeuvre prize, together with Jan Versweyveld, his stage designer for many years, and in 2012 the Amsterdam Business Oeuvre Award. In 2014, Van Hove received an honorary doctorate for general merit of the University of Antwerp and in 2015 two Olivier Awards, and - together with Jan Versweyveld - the Amsterdam Award for the Arts.


Kaihan Krippendorff
Business Strategist, Consultant, Author, Outthink the Competition

Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is a business strategist, keynote speaker, consultant, and best-selling author of four books, most recently Outthink the Competition (John Wiley, 2012). A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, he now writes one of the most popular blogs on FastCompany.com, “Outthinkers”, and is recognized expert on innovation, business strategy, and creativity, appearing in key business media outlets including National Public Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, and more. He has trained thousands of executives and entrepreneurs in his unique business strategy approach, The Outthinker Process ®, and works with leading corporations including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Citibank, L’Oreal, United Technologies, Kraft, and Experian to design innovative business strategies that disrupt markets and unlock new growth. A sought after keynote speaker, he is also a regular lecturer for Wharton Executive Education and Harvard Business School Press as well as a guest faculty member for select business schools through the US and Latin America. Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff received his Doctorate of Science at Abo Akademie in Finland. He has earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School, a BSE in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a BSE in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering.


Dafina McMillan
Director of Communications & Conferences, Theatre Communications Group (TCG)

Dafina McMillan joined TCG in 2010 and serves as the director of communications & conferences. In this role, Dafina oversees TCG’s internal and external communications strategy – as well as the production of TCG’s annual convenings, including the National Conference and the Fall Forum on Governance. Dafina is the director of TCG’s multi-phased Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, which kicked off with the 2012 Fall Forum: Leading the Charge. Prior to joining TCG, Dafina served as the associate managing director of Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul, MN, where she managed the day-to-day operations for the theatre, which included communications, fundraising and board development. While previously in New York, she was an account supervisor at global public relations agency GCI Group (now Cohn & Wolfe) and implemented communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies. She also consulted with the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on marketing and community engagement initiatives. Dafina is an alumna of The John F. Kennedy Center’s International Arts Management Fellowship in Washington, D.C. Originally from Houston, TX, she received her bachelor of science degree in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin.


Kevin E. Moore
Managing Director, Theatre Communications Group (TCG)

Kevin E. Moore is an arts professional with over 20 years experience. Moore joined TCG is 2010. He served as managing director for Arizona Theatre Company, a LORT B theatre based in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona prior to joining TCG. He was with Arizona Theatre Company for ten years, starting as marketing director and finishing his time there as managing director. In addition, Moore has served in many capacities with organizations including the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, Historic New Harmony in Indiana, Cincinnati Arts Association and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has served on grant panels for TCG, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the City of Phoenix and was Founding Board Chair of Alliance for Audience, a service organization for the arts in Phoenix. He has also been a guest lecturer at Arizona State University. Moore graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC.


Greg Reiner
Theater and Musical Theater Director, National Endowment for the Arts

Greg Reiner joined the NEA as the director of theater and musical theater starting in September 2015. Reiner manages NEA grantmaking in theater and musical theater and represents the agency to the field. Most recently, Reiner was executive director of Classic Stage Company in New York City, where he launched CSC’s Musical Theater Initiative, the organization’s largest fundraising campaign, and implemented new education programs such as a Teen Council and a Shakespeare scene and monologue competition. Prior to that, Reiner was founding executive director of Tectonic Theater Project in New York City, where he received a Tony nomination for Best Play as one of the producers of 33 Variations. At Tectonic, Reiner also designed and managed the simultaneous opening of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later in 150 theaters in all 50 states, DC, and eight countries, on the same night, with livestreaming and social media outreach. Reiner has also served as managing director at The Actors’ Gang in Culver City, California, and at the Shakespeare Festival/LA. Reiner received his bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola Marymount University in 1998.


August Schulenburg
Associate Director of Communications, Theatre Communications Group

Gus supports TCG's communications efforts, convening programming, and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. Highlights from his work with TCG include project managing SHINSAI: Theaters for Japan, curating the Artistic Innovation and Financial Adapation arcs at the 2013 National Conference in Dallas, co-creating the At the Intersections arc at the 2015 National Conference in Dallas, contributing to TCG's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Institute and internal Workgroup, and collaborating on TCG Circle blog salons with Chantal Bilodeua, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Caridad Svich, and others. He serves as co-board preseident for the Network of Ensemble Theaters, and is a founding Creative Partner of Flux Theatre Ensemble. Gus' recent work with Flux includes co-producing #SpeakUp, a night of plays against street harassment; Breathe Free, an immigrant rights theatre action in support of New Sanctuary Coalition, and the launch of Flux's Living Ticket and Open Book programs.


Meiyin Wang
Co-Director, Under the Radar Festival & Director, Devised Theater Initiative, The Public Theater

Meiyin Wang is the Co-Director of the Under the Radar Festival and the Director of the Devised Theater Initiative at The Public Theater. She just finished her first season as the curator of the Park Avenue Armory Artists-in-Residence program. She was the lead curator of ArtsEmerson’s TNT Festival 2013, and was an associate producer of Radar L.A. 2011. She has served on numerous local and national arts panels including NEFA National Theater Project, Arts Presenters, NEA, Jerome Foundation, NYFA, MAP Fund and Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. She is a recipient of TCG’s Young Leader of Color award and is part of the TCG network of inter-generational leaders of color. She is the 2014 recipient of the Josephine Abady Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women. Born and raised in Singapore, Meiyin served as resident playwright and director with Singapore Repertory Theatre before moving to New York and holds an M.F.A in Directing from Columbia University.