Meet The Selection Committee
ARI GARCIA is living the dream back home in Los Angeles as the Assistant Company Manager for Hamilton Eliza Tour. Prior to Hamilton, she was assisting the general managers at Baseline Theatrical, a broadway general management firm in New York City. Shows with Baseline include: The Cher Show, freestyle love supreme, Derren Brown: Secret, Hamilton - Puerto Rico, The Enigmatist. Other select management credits: Dave (Arena Stage), Sovereignty (Arena Stage), Anything Goes (UCLA), Footloose (UCLA), In the Heights (UCLA).
CODY RENARD RICHARD Broadway: 13 shows, favorites include: freestyle love supreme, Hamilton, Paramour, Kinky Boots, After Midnight, The Lion King. TV: VMAs ’20, '19, Tony Awards '19, Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, Hairspray Live!, The Wiz Live!. Cirque du Soleil: OVO, Wintuk. Selected Off-Broadway/NY: Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera (Stage Director), Carnegie Hall, Encores!, Public, Atlantic. Selected Regional: Lempicka at Williamstown, The Muny. Adjunct at Fordham, NYU, Columbia. Featured in Forbes, OUT100, Variety 2020 to watch and CNN. Founder of the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program. AEA Delegate. BFA from Webster Conservatory. @codyrenard.
JOHN GILMOUR is currently the Communications Director for Hamilton where he manages brand engagement and awareness. He also oversees the communications strategy and implementation for Hamilton’s four touring productions across North America. Prior to working for Hamilton, he worked for 11 years at TMG-The Marketing Group/Allied Live/Allied Touring where he led the marketing and press efforts for the national tours of The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical, Mamma Mia!, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, In The Heights and Avenue Q among others. John holds dual degrees in General Business Management (Eli Broad College of Business) and Theatre with a dance specialization from Michigan State University. He is also certified in Elementary Labanotation by the Dance Notation Bureau.
DANA LI (she/her) has been on the Baseline team since January 2015. Shows at Baseline include Hamilton, The Great Comet, Stuffed, Straight, and Application Pending. Previous: the 2014 Tony Awards, The Araca Group. She holds a BFA in Stage Management from Syracuse University.
NINA WARD is a press agent with The Press Room where current clients include Hamilton, Vineyard Theatre, The Antonyo Awards presented by Broadway Black, GRACE, Born for This and Rosie’s Theater Kids, among others. She is an active member of her union, ATPAM, serving on the EDI committee and a member of Black affinity group. She is also involved with other initiatives aimed to create a more inclusive and equitable theatre industry for non-stage roles, such as the the development of the Beyond the Stage Door program. In addition to her public relations work, Nina is a co-producer on the Broadway play Pass Over. Prior to joining The Press Room, Nina worked extensively with educational institutions on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and held roles in operations, human resources, sales and consulting at a variety of companies. She has also assisted several non-profits for social media campaigns and community outreach. Nina grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and received her B.A. from Bowdoin College. PN she/her/hers
MIRANDA GOHH is a producer and manager originally from Providence, RI. Currently, she is the Associate Producer at Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, and has also worked with companies such as MTC, The Playwrights Realm, Arena Stage, and 101 Productions. She is the Founder of Theatre Producers of Color (TPOC) and a Founding Member of The Industry Standard Group (TISG). She is also an Associate Member of the Broadway League and a Member of ATPAM, where she serves on their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. She is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute and an alumna of Wesleyan University. Current: Is This A Room, Dana H.
ALFREDO MACIAS- Production Stage Manager. He/Him.
Broadway: Trouble In Mind, The Play That Goes Wrong.
Off-Broadway: Endlings, An Ordinary Muslim (NYTW); Winter’s Tale, The Odyssey, Twelfth Night (Public Theater); Fucking A, Fires In The Mirror (Signature Theatre); Fade (Primary Stages); The Way She Spoke (audible theatre)
Other NY credits: Nice Fish (St. Ann’s Warehouse); Island, Pericles (New York Shakespeare Exchange); June Rites (Waterwell Productions).
Regional: SIX The Musical, Endlings, Arrabal (American Repertory Theater), Miss You Like Hell, (La Jolla Playhouse), Born For This (ArtsEmerson).
Film: The Sonnet Project, Recursion: a short film.
Streaming: Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall, Brother, Brother, Away Uniform (NYTW), Public Shakespeare Initiative (Public Theater); 54 Below Premieres Series.