Our Partners

Join us! We are an open-arms organization. If you want to know more about joining our community, contact us here. PAAL is for everyone.

PAAL is continuously engaged in active collaborations, including projects, resource-building, and solutions generating and implementing,

We are so grateful to these partners and the groundbreaking impact we've found together.

Select a partner or scroll through the stories below to read more about what we've accomplished.

National Partnerships

We've partnered with each of these organizations on unique projects and collaborations. We're grateful for the opportunities to create impact and change hand in hand with these organizations.

To view our local partner organizations, visit our page on Chapter Cities.

Our Projects

 

Join us! We are an open-arms organization. If you want to know more about joining our community, contact us here. PAAL is for everyone.

PAAL is continuously engaged in active collaborations, including projects, resource-building, and solutions generating and implementing,

We are so grateful to our partners and the groundbreaking impact we've found together.

Select a partner from the gallery above or scroll through the stories below to read more about what we've accomplished.

PAAL Partners with American Theatre Magazine | April 2020

In April of 2020, PAAL partnered with American Theatre Magazine on an all-caregiver themed issue. Both print and digital content featured stories, data, resources, and more to address the current state of support for caregivers in our field.

To view the full online package of content, click here.

Care for Caregivers Cover - PAAL America

Theatre artist, poet, and educator Renee Floresca and her daughter at the 2019 PAAL Summit, presented by Parent Artist Advocacy League for Performing Arts + Media in partnership with the Public Theater in New York City. (Photo by Garlia Cornelia Jones, Parent Artist Advocacy League)

Featured contributors to the issue: Rachel Spencer Hewitt (above) and Roberta Pereira (below); click on any image to read more about the contributions.

"There’s no shortage of stage work for young audiences and their parents. But what about rewarding work for stage artists who are the parents of young children, or caretakers of their own aging parents? The U.S. theatre field has some distance to go on this front. This special issue, undertaken with the support and insight of Parent Artist Advocacy League, looks at examples from theatres large and small that are working to create work/life balance for their artists and staffs, and explores the ongoing intergenerational challenges of sustaining this work from the perspectives of its hardest laborers (i.e., women)."

- American Theatre Magazine

Select an article below to begin reading. (Images presented here and articles below from AmericanTheatre.org)

 

A.R.T. New York Hosts PAAL's Motherhood Happy Hour

At PAAL's inaugural Summit on caregiver support, in partnership with The Public Theater, the event Motherhood Happy Hour was hosted by A.R.T. New York.

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Community Gathers around Motherhood and Leadership, featuring key note guest Mary Hodges, Assistant Director of Slave Play (Broadway) and other guest artists in performance and presentation

A welcome space for parents an non-parents, children, and friends, the PAAL Summit Happy Hour will allow us to engage in community, networking, conversation, and more. Featuring keynote guest Mary Hodges to share her own experiences and passion for motherhood in leadership as well as guest artists and performances soon to be announced.

 

Welcome and Introduction Garlia Cornelia Jones Line Producer, The Public Theater and recipient of PAAL Childcare Match Grant

 

Meredith Grundei Actor, Director; StateraArts Regional Coordinator (NYC); PAAL Ambassador (NYC)

 

Iris McQuillan-Grace Managing Director, PAAL

 

Rachel Spencer Hewitt Founder, PAAL

 

Mom Is Not My Real Name, by Tina deVaron, Composer/Lyricist, Singer/Pianist Performed by: Jennifer Blood and Tina deVaron

 

Mom Is Not My Real Name is from deVaron’s song cycle in development: THE MOTHERHOOD SONGBOOK

 

Interview with Mary Hodges, Actor/Director; Assistant Director of Broadway’s Slave Play and PAAL Childcare Match Grant Recipient

 

Story Circles Facilitated by: Corinna Schulenburg, Theatre Communications Group & Flux Theatre Ensemble

 

Corinna Schulenburg will facilitate a story circle process based on a tradition designed by John O’Neal, founder of the Free Southern Theatre and stewarded by Junebug Productions in New Orleans, LA. The process will allow participants to share brief, personal stories of their experience as parents in the theatre sector with a small group.

 

Closing Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Founder, PAAL

 

The Parent Artist Advocacy League presents the first PAAL Summit at the Public Theater livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 6 December from 6 a.m - 3 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5). A transcript of the audio from this event will be available a short time after the Summit. The PAAL Summit is designed to be a safe and collaborative gathering where decision-makers, leaders, and institution representatives can exchange resources, raise questions, and share experiences in a guided workshop and facilitated conversation with PAAL and participating leaders in diverse fields to expand the collective brain on how to better support parent artists and caregivers in performing arts culture.