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In the March issue...

  • Solidarity with AAPI Keys 🌈
  • Community partner FORGE NYC ➹
  • RoK on Clubhouse ⭐️
  • Anti-oppression microgrants! 🌱
  • Upcoming: Q&A with Talent Manager Alaina Feehan⚡️
  • Key Spotlight: Hahnji Jang 🔎
Ring of Keys stands in solidarity with the AAPI community, and most especially our AAPI Keys. We wholeheartedly condemn the rise in hate crimes committed against Asian Americans, and we stand firmly against all forms of racism rooted in white supremacy.

Click here to find resources that have been gathered to help individuals educate others, take action to #StopAsianHate, donate, and more. (And thanks to the folks at
Hadestown for providing this resource.)

FORGE NYC is a boutique consulting agency grounded in the philosophy that how you work matters as much as why you create and what you want to make. Since 2015, FORGE has been helping artists write, read, rehearse, and stage their work; and arts companies form, incorporate, go non-profit, build their boards, fund their programs, and plan for the future.

Ring of Keys was proud to be the recipient of A.R.T./New York's Theatre Leadership Program grant in 2020, which granted Ring of Keys consultation support from Forge NYC. Thanks to the generosity of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Executive Director Andrea Prestinario spent 6 months working with Forge NYC Co-Founders Chie Morita and Greg Taubman to execute RoK's strategic planning process. 

We highly recommend Greg & Chie for your arts consulting and development needs, and are proud to count FORGE NYC among our community partners.


Kim Heil, Associate Producer & Casting Director at San Diego Rep and curator/host of The Nuance, invited RoK Co-Founders Andrea Prestinario (she/her) and Royer Bockus (she/her) as panelists for a conversation on Identity Conscious Casting within the LGBTQ community.
Thanks to Kim for being such an advocate of Ring of Keys. You can find Kim on Clubhouse every Tuesday at 12pm EST in conversations about Identity Conscious casting!
RoK featured in consultancy listing
A.R.T./New York offers microgrants to all A.R.T./New York members who would like to hire professionals to advance anti-oppression efforts at their organizations, including but not limited to anti-racism consultants, intimacy specialists, gender consultants, and cultural coordinators. These specialists can either be hired to support a specific project or to work with an organization as a whole; they may also be hired by independently-formed cohorts of organizations who may wish to pool their resources in order to have the professional(s) support all of their organizations. 
Ring of Keys is proud to be listed as the resource for theatremakers in need of a Gender or Queer Consultant for their theatrical projects, alongside several esteemed consultancy organizations.

Learn more about our Consultancy Directory here!

Our Workshop Series is free and exclusive to the Keys community. 
Q&A with Alaina Feehan, Talent Manager of Inclusive Management

Thursday, April 8th
7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
via Zoom

This workshop will discuss:

  • What makes a successful actor
  • Partnerships with representation
  • What actors should look for when shopping for representation
  • The business of acting

...and answer any questions actors may have.

Alaina Feehan is a Talent Manager, Partner, and Head of the NY office of Inclusive Talent Management. She reps actors for film/TV/theatre and clients she has worked with in the past have booked major films, series regular roles on NBC, Netflix, and the WB, guest star, recurring, and co-starring roles for most NYC based shows, Broadway, and regional theatre. She has over a decade of experience in talent representation, working mostly in talent agencies before breaking off on her own and becoming a manager. She also has worked in marketing and development in non-profit theatre and was the Advocacy and Communications Director and Producer for the OOB theatre company, Subjective Theatre Company (STC). STC presented socio-political programming and never charged ticket prices.
RSVP on Eventbrite

When I moved to NYC, I knew I’d be a little fish in a big ocean, but I didn’t realize just how deep the water was until someone threw me a life raft. Ring of Keys was that life raft. I didn’t know what I was missing until I suddenly had that extra support. Now when I walk into an audition room, I never feel like I’m alone because Ring of Keys always has my back.

- Key Madeline Dannenberg (she/they)
Meet Key Hahnji Jang (they/them), Costume Designer, working primarily in the forms of theatrical costume design and wearable protest art.
What Kind of Art Do You Like to Create?
 I am a sustainable costume designer with a focus on telling BIPOC & queer stories. I consider myself an activist artist first, using the medium of character creation to tell under-shared stories through collaboration with fellow artists. I also work in pursuit of decolonizing the costume process and the closets of those around me.
What is Your Current Project?
For my next projects I am excited to be designing James Ijames' The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington directed by Taylor Reynolds, as well as a filmed piece for intergenerational dance company Cullen + Them exploring connection & gender through technology. My current work can also be seen through Theatre For One's virtual project Here We Are.
Why Did You Want to Become a Key?
I wanted to become a Key because I'm passionate about working with queer creators and prioritizing queer storytelling. The Gender Nonconforming & Trans community make up so many of the theatre artists I work alongside and yet their stories have not been given the spotlight & support they need, especially as anti-trans legislation is introduced across the United States. I hope to find more work that allows me to share my exploration of gender through Ring of Keys.
Where Can People Go To Learn More About You? 
My work can be seen on my website, and a peek into my drag & personal gender exploration can be seen on my instagram @hahnjij.
Do you have work that you want us to showcase? Let us know! Reply to this email, or use the hashtag #ringofkeys on your social media posts so we can know about all the great stuff going on with our Members.
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