Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, Lewis Center for the Arts and special co-host Princeton Arts Alumni are pleased to invite you to the premiere of the third season of TigerTalks in the City on Thursday, October 25 at WeWork Grand Central.
Arts Entrepreneurship: Producing Live Performance will explore entrepreneurs building businesses, personal brands and thrilling performances in theatre arts with a panel comprising:
- Jordan Roth '97, President of Jujamcyn Theaters
- Douglas McGrath '80, filmmaker and playwright
- Jane Cox, Director of the Program in Theater, Princeton University
- Aaron Landsman, Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University (moderator)
TigerTalks in the City: Arts Entrepreneurship: Producing Live Performance will be held at WeWork Grand Central, 450 Lexington Avenue (entrance off of 45th Street, between Lexington and Park), New York NY 10017. Check-in starts at 6:00pm. The panel discussion and audience Q&A will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Following the panel audience Q&A, PEC and LCA will host a networking reception for attendees (with beverages and hors-d'oeuvres).
Additionally, the winners of the 2018 Tiger Entrepreneur Award will be announced at TigerTalks in the City (and on Facebook Live).
Read more about our panelists:
Jordan Roth ’97
As President of Jujamycn Theaters, Roth oversees five Broadway theaters, whose productions include the Tony Award-winning Best Musicals The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Springsteen on Broadway as well as Mean Girls and Frozen. Jordan produced the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Angels in America with the National Theatre, starring Andrew Garfield (who won the Tony Award for Best Actor) and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. He also produced Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline in a Tony Award-winning performance, and the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Best Play Clybourne Park. Jordan also founded Givenik.com, where theatergoers can buy tickets and 5% is donated to the charity of their choice. He is the creator and host of the political satire web series The Birds and the BS with Jordan Roth and publisher of “Warmly, Jordan”, a monthly email magazine exploring the theatrical wherever it exists in our culture.
Douglas McGrath ’80
Filmmaker and playwright, McGrath co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated film Bullets Over Broadway, and wrote and directed the films Emma, Nicholas Nickleby and Infamous. He directed two documentaries for HBO: His Way, and the Emmy-nominated Becoming Mike Nichols. For the theater, he has written Checkers and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the latter of which was nominated for a Tony Award. His new play is an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. He began his career as a writer for Saturday Night Live in what was “incontestably the worst year in the show’s history”, according to McGrath.
Two-time Tony Award-nominee Jane Cox is a lighting designer for theater, opera, dance and music, and Director of the Program in Theater at Princeton University. Designs in the 2018-19 theater season will include King Lear with Glenda Jackson on Broadway, directed by Sam Gold; a new musical adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees (Lynn Nottage and Duncan Sheik); The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by fellow faculty member John Doyle and a revival of True West on Broadway, directed by British director James McDonald. She has also been nominated for the Drama Desk Award three times, and won the Ruth Morley Design Award in 2016 from the League of Professional Theater Women. Jane has also been a member of the Monica Bill Barnes Dance Company for 20 years. She has been the Director of the Program in Theater since 2016.
Theater artist, performer and teacher, Aaron Landsman’s work includes site-specific productions in the kinds of places where people perform their lives: homes, offices, buses and meeting rooms, as well as more traditionally-staged works. A 2017-18 Guggenheim Fellow in Theater, former Arts Fellow and current Visiting Lecturer at Princeton, Landsman is currently in year two of a 20-year art and activism project about gentrification titled Perfect City. He is also making a new theatrical work about translation and oligarchy called Language Reversal with a group of Serbian collaborators, to be presented at ASU Gammage, where he was the 2013-15 resident artist. His writing has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Theater, The Village Voice, Painted Bride Quarterly, and other notable journals.