BroadBand works with artists, educators, organizations and institutions to expand possibilities. Together, we envision, strategize, incubate, produce, and disseminate powerful performances, events, professional development opportunities, and plans that are deeply rooted in context, values and imagination.
Creative producer Cristin Canterbury Bagnall is passionate about artistic projects that expand and shift understanding. She developed her point of view over two decades of collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, as a member of the founding team of Silkroad, and has served as strategic consultant to cultural institutions including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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Lori Taylor’s respect for educators is rooted in her experience as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and teaching artist. She has held leadership positions at Silkroad, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and The Cambridge School of Weston. For over 25 years, Lori has envisioned, co-designed, and facilitated learning projects for after school programs, teacher institutes, and in communities, working with thousands of young people and teachers. Lori lives in Massachusetts with her stepson, Alex and her daughter, Lula.
Sara Stackhouse is a producer, strategist and specialist in organizational development. She has served as founding Executive Producer of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Chair of Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Project Manager for Yo-Yo Ma, and founder of The Mama Project, a creative project for women in South Africa. Sara believes in social justice, artists, young people, and the power of cross-cultural collaboration.
Flossie Chua is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero. Her work focuses on understanding how people think about and experience complex ideas and challenges in different contexts, and how we can nurture good thinking and practices that develop not just better thinkers but also learners engaged by a range of topics, relating them to both individual and social needs and aspirations. Her current projects explore patterns of thinking and intellectual behavior that might incline us to operate productively in relationship to our communities and the world; ways that artistic practice can create supportive conditions for individuals and communities to findpersonal and broader purpose in times of unprecedented uncertainty and challenge; tools andpractices for bringing good ideas into action in the contexts of school leadership and student learning; and shared leadership structures in schools that support emerging practices of progressive pedagogies in schools. Flossie holds an Ed.D from Harvard University, and is also an Instructor in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Violin/Vox/Freestyle Composition artist Mazz Swift engages audiences worldwide with their signature weaving of improvisation and composition. They are a violinist, composer, conductor, and educator whose works include commissions by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Kronos Quartet, and the Silkroad Ensemble. Mazz is a 2019 Jerome Hill Fellow and 2021 United States Artist Fellow, working on several projects, all of which are centered around protest songs, spirituals and the Ghanaian concept of ‘Sankofa’: looking back to learn how to move forward.
Alex Venguer is a Grammy award-winning engineer and producer whose expertise in recording and mixing has led to him to work with the top names in styles as varied as jazz, rock, folk, classical, pop, hip hop, broadway, R&B, electronic, film scores and many others. Some examples of the artists he’s worked with include: Sting, John Legend, Maria Schneider, Marcus Miller, Aretha Frankiln, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Juan Luis Guerra, Herbie Hancock, Lady Gaga, Woody Allen, Philip Glass, Christian McBride, Cassandra Wilson, Sufjan Stevens, Regina Spektor, Train, Punch Brothers, My Brightest Diamond, Loudon, Martha Rufus Wainwright, John Patitucci and many others.
Steve Seidel holds the Bauman and Bryant Chair in Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is Faculty Director of the Arts in Education program and a former director of Project Zero (2000-2008). His current research includes Talking with Artists who Teach, a study of working artists’ ideas and insights into the nature of artistic development and learning. He is the founding Education Director of The Arts & Passion-driven Learning Institute, a collaboration with Silkroad. He is also a founding Board member of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in New York City. Before becoming a researcher, Seidel taught high-school theater and language arts in the Boston area for 17 years. He has also worked as a professional actor and stage director.
Siobhan Brown (Growing Elm) holds a BFA degree in Performing Arts and African American studies from Emerson College and is a graduate of the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Other credits include Suzan-Lori Parks’ The America Play at A.R.T., The Emancipation of Valet de Chambre at Cleveland Play House, Studs Terkel’s American Dreams: Lost and Found with the Acting Company, Medea and Antony and Cleopatra for Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of A Negro with Brandeis Theatre Company. She has worked extensively in arts education as the former Associate Director of Education at Citi Performing Arts Center and Director of School & Teacher Programs at Actors’ Shakespeare Project, as well as teaching for the Strand Theatre, CSC, and the Acting Company. As a playwright Siobhan wrote A Piece of Silver based on recorded conversations with her maternal and paternal grandmothers who are Mashpee Wampanoag Indian and African American, respectively. From 2013 to 2021 Siobhan was a language apprentice and member of the founding teaching team of Weetumuw Katnuhtôhtâkamuq, the first Wôpanâak language and culture immersion school providing academic and Indigenous education using a Montessori pedagogy for decolonization and language reclamation.
Siobhan Brown (Growing Elm)
Justin Lahue is an interdisciplinary theatre/film artist and digital media professional based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked with artists and organizations from across the globe to produce digital experiences, specializing in filmed works that capture the immediacy of live performance on camera. This award-winning work has screened internationally at film festivals in England, Germany, Russia, and venues throughout North America. As a production designer, he has collaborated with regional and educational venues throughout New England, designing several multi-award winning films and numerous theatrical productions, including a 2022 regional Emmy nomination for art direction on Not on This Night with StageWright Films. He is the founding artistic director of Lost and Found Theatre Project, a multi-media company that aims to create unique work blending film and theatrical mediums with ambitious artists. For more information on his work, visit justinlahue.com.
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