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Marin Coalition

The State of the Arts in Marin: The Insider’s View and A Look Ahead

The Club at McInnis Park Golf Center
350 Smith Ranch Road
San Rafael, California
October 2, 2019
11:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Tod Brody, Executive Director – Marin Symphony: Tod Brody joined the Marin Symphony in 2016, and in three years has presided over significant expansion of the organization's musical activities, education and outreach programs, and major branding, development, and marketing initiatives. His prior executive roles include leadership positions with San Francisco’s Opera Parallèle and the American Composers Forum. Brody also maintains an active career as a flutist, performing in a variety of settings as an orchestra and chamber musician, with an emphasis on contemporary music.

Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director – Marin Theatre: Jasson Minadakis is in his 13th season as Artistic Director of Marin Theatre, where he has directed numerous productions including A Streetcar Named Desire,Shakespeare in Love, Waiting for Godot, Othello, The Glass Menagerie, and many others. He was awarded the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Awards for Best Production and Best Acting Ensemble for The Whipping Man, and Best Director for Equivocation. He previously served as artistic director of Actor’s Express Theatre Company and producing artistic director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, where he directed Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Chagrin Falls (2002 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Production), and numerous others, including 19 productions of Shakespeare.

Linda Bolt, Director –Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts: Linda Bolt is Director of the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC. Lindabegan her career at the Osher Marin JCC in 1996 as administrative assistant for the performing arts department. Since then she has served in the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts Department as Operations Director, Marketing Director, Managing Director, and for the past 15 years has held the position as Director. Linda feels blessed to be able to use her creativity and love of arts and community as inspiration in her career at the JCC.

The arts in Marin have always been important, but perhaps have never flourished as they do today. In October, you’ll get a unique opportunity to hear from the people who lead three of the County’s flagship arts organizations: Marin Symphony, Marin Theatre and the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts.

This forum will give audience members a chance to hear what’s in store for the current season of film, music and theatre as well as get an inside look at these groups and hear what challenges they face going forward.

Audience members will learn how art programmers select content and performers to develop each season and will get a chance to explore the presenters’ inside perspectives. The event will also give listeners an opportunity to suggest the sort of programs they’d like to see created here in Marin. We hope you’ll come and join us for this exciting program.

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Organization: Marin Coalition