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In the February issue...

  • Proud Board Members  🌈
  • Shop Lena Botanicals! 🌱
  • KeyFest: A Zoom Showcase ⭐️
  • Workshop: Artist's Financial Rebound ⚡️
  • Key Spotlight: Hazel Jade 🔎
RoK x MeetCute LA x Sorority at our V-Day Artistic Speed Dating event on Feb 15th
Get to know some of our Board Members:
Marie Incontrera (she/her) is a composer / music director whose multi-genre work spans musical theatre, opera, and big band. As a composer, Marie's work has been hailed as "deftly woven jazz and gospel elements" and "beguiling" (NY Times). Marie has been a recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Fred Ho Foundation Award. Marie is the conductor and bandleader of the Eco-Music Big Band, a multigenerational and unique cross-genre big band, and was the conductor of the Green Monster Big Band before Fred Ho's passing in 2014. Marie is currently developing the original musical Absolute Zero with librettist and lyricist Dorie Clark. By day, she is an entrepreneur and founder of Incontrera Consulting, LLC.
Eric Parker (he/him) is an actor and singer originally from Burbank, CA. In addition to his own artistic career, he is a financial wellness advocate for those in the arts and within the queer community, with experience as financial advisor and seminar coordinator with Sonder Financial.

More Board announcements coming very soon!

REMINDER!!
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FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!
Join us on this Monday night for a salon of Key playwrights, librettists, composers, lyricists, and songwriters and their work!


KeyFest: A Zoom Keys Showcase
Monday, March 1st
7:30pm - 9:30pm EST
via Zoom

Featuring work by Keys: Allison Fradkin, Jessica Balick Goodman, Josephine Florence Cooper, Kati Schwartz, Madge Dietrich, Alice Hakvaag, Kristin Eley, Audrey Lang, Socks Whitmore, Mackie Raymond, Lily Ali-Oshatz, Molly Horan, Gretchen Wylder, Michelle Mary Schaefer, Kristin Feeney, Olivia Billings, Danyel Geddie, S.C. Lucier, and Meghan Rose.

We're excited to showcase and show off our creative Keys community!
RSVP on Eventbrite

Our Workshop Series is free and exclusive to the Keys community. 
An Artist's Financial Rebound: Aligning Finances With Goals with RoK Board Member Eric Parker

Monday, March 8th
7:30pm EST
via Zoom

Eric will lead us through a workshop of mindfulness in navigating our personal finances, closing the gap between our goals & the resources they require, as well as the tools/habits available to us in unpredictable times.

Facilitator Bio:
Eric Parker (he/him/his) is an NYC-based actor and singer originally from the Los Angeles area.  He enjoys a varied performance career from stages in Tokyo & Rome, along with NYC & regional theaters. He is a winner of the Kurt Weill Foundation's Lotte Lenya Competition for the singing actor. Alongside his performance career, he enjoys grassroots organizing work for progressive policy in finance & energy, with experience as a financial advisor and seminar coordinator for the NYC arts community. He is a proud Board member of Ring of Keys. Learn more at: @ericpahkah
 
RSVP on Eventbrite
"The RoK Anti-Racism and the American Theatre workshop was an incredible thing to experience. Right away, the space was blessed with Lindsay Roberts, who established a safe space and delved right into the conversation at hand with grace, expertise and an intention to open and expand in all ways with the group.  I learned so much about tools and literature that will continue to inform and expand my anti-racist actions and practices. The discussion of racism and how much has been manipulated and strategically shifted in the world of theatre was eye-opening in the best ways.Thank you so so much for organizing, this kind of conversation is necessary and unbelievably valuable. Thank you for making it available." 
- Key Vasi Katina (she/her)
KEYS: The archival video from our Antiracism and The American Theatre Workshop is now available within your Key Dashboard until March 10th.
Meet Key Miss Hazel Jade (she/her/hers), Broadway investor and theatrical storyteller - specializing in dramaturgy, directing, and producing.
What Kind of Art Do You Like to Create?
I'm obsessed with creating art that challenges the way the world thinks about identity and that focuses on the three types of love in one piece: love of self, love of another (or others), and love of community. And that art, for me, has to live outside of the obsession of being "American".
What is Your Current Project?
I'm currently 1000% invested in directing and developing The Regulars, a folk musical about a West Virginia-raised trans man who moves to a folksy upstate town in search of a new type of family, when his own can't love him.

But I'm constantly open to considering other projects to direct and develop, and ideally, in a perfect world, Bridgerton The Musical would be next for me! I think Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear are creating something truly special. Either that, or Nashville, based on the ABC TV show, created by Callie Khori and starring Connie Britton, intrigue me.
Why Did You Want to Become a Key?
I became a Key because, as a Black queer woman, I thoroughly enjoyed the community that was being built by Andrea and Royer!
Where Can People Go To Learn More About You? 
You can learn more about me and my shows by following my Instagram: @MissHazelJade, or on my site: www.jadeanthony.com.
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