ABOUT US

Live Arts is a volunteer theater that has given a home to drama, dance, comedy, music and performance art since 1990. We strive to present high-caliber work unlike anything you’d expect to find in the area. We look to surprise, to delight, to astonish, to move the public, and above all, through live performing arts, forge a deep and lasting bond with our community of volunteers, our community of audience members, our community of Charlottesville and beyond.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Live Arts: Forging Theater and Community

The Live Arts mission statement describes a process, not an end. We forge with passion, melding the disparate raw materials of theater and community. We change and grow together, shaping both a theater and community. We know of no better way to deepen our understanding of ourselves and the human condition.

Who we are:  Artists, audiences, volunteers, benefactors, students, businesses, organizations, neighbors (for a start).

What we do:  Theater, dance, music, circus, puppetry, spoken word, improv.

Our tools and goals:  Passion, participation, risk, rigor, connection.

OUR STAFF

 

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CLICK HERE  to find out more about our staff.

photo credit: Martyn Kyle/ Pernmoot

MATT JOSLYN

Executive Director

matt@livearts.org

JULIE HAMBERG

Artistic Director

julie@livearts.org

KIM BEARD

Database Coordinator

kim@livearts.org

KISHA JARRETT

Marketing & Communications Manager/ Fringe Coordinator

kisha@livearts.org

BREE LUCK

Education Director

bree@livearts.org

MILLER MURRAY SUSEN

Associate Education Director

miller@livearts.org

SARAH MORRIS

Development Manager

sarah@livearts.org

GEOFF OTIS

Director of Production

geoff@livearts.org

TRACIE SKIPPER

Director of Engagement

tracie@livearts.org

DARRYL SMITH

Box Office Manager

darryl@livearts.org

 

LINDA ZUBY

Bookkeeper

zuby@livearts.org

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PAUL WAGNER

President

 

KAREN PAPE

Vice President

 

BETSY RUDELICH TUCKER

Secretary

 

SARA WHIFFEN

Treasurer

 

Mary Blanton

Dan Epstein

Pam Friedman

Jeff Goldsmith

Tim Gould

Erin Hall

Rebecca Haydock

Eric Hurt

Marta Keane

Will Kerner

Brian Menard

Norm Oliver

Patricia Simpson

Stephanie Snell

Roberta B. Williamson

Counsel:

James F. Neale

McGuireWoods LLP

 

WORK WITH US

We’re looking for an Education Director.  Click HERE for the job description.

 

Live Arts is supported in part by grants from The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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