MFA21 Summary Project Presentations

On Saturday, June 12, join the MFA Class of 2021 for a day of Virtual Summary Project Presentations. Through applied research methods, each Summary Project is a culmination of a student's inquiry into an arts field of practice. Projects serve as a representation of students' pursuit of arts leadership through an intersectional lens towards equity, empathy, and value.

Each presentation is 20 minutes long. This event is free and open to the public. View the schedule of presentations below and register individually for each presentation you would like to attend to receive the Zoom link.


2021 Summary Project Presentation Program

8:45am Welcome & Embodied Exercise  
Margins as Center
9:00am Peggy Rooke
Storytelling and Naming as Resistance - Centering Women's Voices and Embodied Knowledge
9:30am Amanda Feng
Art and Cultural Exchange: How to Tell Another Side of Stories as an Asian Female Arts Leader
10:00am Ashley Marshall
What is the Seattle sound? Examining Seattle's Relationship with Black Music and Black Musicians
10:30am Cay Lane Wren
The Museum as Monolith: A Critical Examination of the Modern Museum’s Cultural Positionality and the Ethical Implications of Deaccessioning
11:00am Break
Virtual Innovations
11:15am Jared Giammanco
Our Art’s Economy is Scuffed: Rather than waiting for a miracle in technology, art will be the miracle technology has been waiting for
11:45am Brittany Wu
Convergency of Diasporas: Asian Diasporic Art and Virtual Art Space
12:15pm Kevin Vortmann
The Show is Not Enough: How Continued Virtual-Practice Can Sustain and Uplift Live In-Person Theatre Performance
12:45pm Lunch    
Theater as Reimagination  
1:30pm Dana Winter
Birds On Fire: Community Growth and Reconnection Via a Re-Generative Theatre Ensemble
2:00pm Sophie Lederman
Educators Embody Change (EEC): A Development of Mind and Body Work to Support Educators in Their Lives and in Their Classrooms
2:30pm Buddy Todd
The Audition: Transforming Process with Empathy and Inclusiveness
3:00pm Break    
Public as the Arts  
3:15pm Tanya Sharp
The ‘Shadow Pandemic’ of Gender-Based Violence (GBV): Activism Art Raises Awareness about GBV During a Global Crisis
3:45pm Liz Houlton
How to Snag a Corporate Partnership in 10 Days: a strategy guidebook for mid-sized performing arts organizations soliciting corporate support
4:15pm Danielle McClune
The Arts Permanency Project: A Blueprint
4:45pm Closing Remarks and Thank You's  

Arts Leadership Virtual Events Zoom Protocol

Mute your microphone during presentations:

  • Navigate to the bottom of your screen
  • Click the “mute”/microphone icon so that a slash appears 

Video may be on or off; if you do not wish to be on video:

  • Navigate to the bottom of your screen
  • Click the “start video”/camera icon so that a slash appears

During the Q&A, Raise your hand:

  • Navigate to the bottom of your screen
  • Click “Participants”
  • In the pop-up window select “Raise Hand”
  • Ask your question out loud when you are prompted
  • Remember to unmute!

If you cannot raise your hand, type your questions into the chat:

  • Click “chat” and type your question

Hateful language of any kind will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion from the presentations.