NNPN Announces the Addition of Five Visionary Leaders to its Board of Directors

Jan 15, 2021

With the addition of these invaluable women, NNPN has also surpassed its goal that 50% of Board Members be representatives of the global majority by FY25.

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is proud to announce the election of Sonia Fernandez (Interim Artistic Director, Magic Theatre), Aimée Hayes (NNPN Ambassador and former Artistic Director of Southern Rep), Kim Heil (Associate Producer & Casting Director, San Diego Repertory Theatre), Lavina Jadhwani (NNPN Affiliated Artist), and Olivia Lilley (Artistic Director, Prop Thtr) to NNPN's Board of Directors. With their addition, NNPN's Board is now comprised of 20 individuals, 55% of whom identify as people of color; 80% use she/her pronouns. NNPN's FY21-25 Strategic Plan mandated that the Board would reach 50% BIPOC representation by the end of FY25; NNPN is thrilled to have exceeded this benchmark ahead of schedule.

“We are delighted to welcome these five dynamic artists into the leadership of our organization,” said NNPN Executive Director Nan Barnett. “Not only are these women powerhouses individually, but we have no doubt that their artistry, ingenuity, and commitment to creating an equitable American theater will fuel the work of the Network in the coming years.”

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