Meet our 2016 Incoming Board Members: Amrita Ramanan & Jane Jung

 

JANE JUNG is Managing Director of The Civilians, a company that creates new theater from creative investigations into the most vital questions of the present. Prior to The Civilians, she was General Manager of Ping Chong + Company, where she supported the work of Ping Chong and the company’s Undesirable Elements documentary theater series. She also held positions as Managing Director of Second Generation Productions (2g) and Producer for Little Lord. As a New York city-based producer, she has developed and produced new work at The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival, Women’s Project Theater at City Center Stage II, The Bushwick Starr, La Mama, and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.


AMRITA RAMANAN joined Double Edge Theatre in 2013 as the company’s Associate Producer and Dramaturg. Now in its 33rd year, Double Edge Theatre applies rigorous physical training and the principle of the artist’s autonomy to create original performance work in a laboratory setting. The company maintains its artistic home on a 105-acre former dairy farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts that they have transformed into an international center for performance, training, research, and agricultural sustainability. Through her role with Double Edge Theatre, Amrita support's the company's mission of ‘living culture’ with her work in community engagement, collaborative exchange, and cross-sector partnerships that foster diversity and inclusion.

Amrita formerly held the position of Artistic Associate/Literary Manager at Arena Stage, where she managed Arena Stage’s new play script library, produced the Downstairs New Play Reading Festival, served as a Dramaturg, and developed the Public Arena - an engagement initiative aimed at creating and maintaining a dynamic exchange between artists, audiences and staff about the art onstage. Prior to her position as Artistic Associate/Literary Manager, Amrita was a New Play Producing Fellow and Dramaturgy Fellow with Arena Stage and School Programs Intern at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. She recently pursued an independent research project through support from the India Foundation for the Arts where she documented 20 interviews with theater artists and ensembles in South India.

In 2016, Amrita was appointed as a National Advisor for Art of the Rural and the Rural Policy Research Institute’s Next Generation Initiative – an initiative aimed to engage artists, organizations, and communities across the public and private sector to advance collaboration, share innovative strategies and research, and elevate emerging leaders in the field.


 

 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

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