Cindy Marie Jenkins is a Storyteller and Outreach Nerd from Los Angeles. She's currently a Write-at- Home-Mom in Orlando for cool reasons that require multiple NDAs to explain. She reviews fairy and myth re-tellings and generally writes about being a book nerd at DwarfandGiant.com , a blog of The Last Bookstore. Her current project is a re-telling of Hamlet from Horatio's point-of- view and The Oresteia from Electra's. Cindy divides her personality into twitter accounts such as @CindyMarieJ, @FauryFolkMyth & @ParentingNerd. Find her other opinions at CindyMarieJenkins.com.

The Problem with Nonprofits and Software (part 1)

The year is 2010. I sit in the Antaeus office, likely working through academy auditions or casting for an upcoming reading. Downstairs in the library, sounds of hope and peer encouragement mingle with the Salesforce training. I can hear a tangible optimism, a desire for all those development, general...

What Theaters Need to Know: Courting Parents

With so much to battle in our world today, theatre is a proven way to create empathy in children’s minds, and I appreciate everyone who wants to open their doors to families. Putting that desire into practice, however, is a lot more complicated than you may think.

I’ve been...

Audience Building Part 2: Start From Scratch

This post was originally published in Ms in the Biz on September 26, 2014. Colin requested we re-post them here. If you have questions, please comment and I’ll answer.

This is the second in a series of Audience Building articles, where I go into depth on the sticking points, the places where I see...

Audience Building Part 1: Know Thyself / Know Thy Audience

\This is the first in a series of Audience Building articles that were originally posted on Ms in the Biz. Colin requested we re-post them here. If you have questions, please comment and I'll answer as quickly as possibly. 
I don’t just want to give you a punch list of how...

Help an MFA Director Pay Her Actors (More)

I don't usually go beyond a share or donation, even when I see a really amazing project that is raising money.

There's something different about Naomi Bennett's indiegogo campaign, though. When she told me about it, I asked what I always ask:

Why do you need the money?

Because let's face it, most plays...

BURQ OFF! Trailer: What does it take to evolve past the veil?

 
Paprika Productions Presents Limited Run of NYC Hit
BURQ OFF!
A British Pakistani’s Muslim Autobiographical One Woman Play
What does it take to evolve past the veil?
Thursday – Saturday, July 17-19 at 8pm
Elephant Stages. 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles 90038.
FOR TICKETS
BURQ OFF! is a jaunty tour through madly opposing worlds.
The glowing...

Latino Alliance Now Convening: Navigating Currents in American Theater

The LTA/LA presents our 2nd Annual Convening: Navigating Currents in American Theater at East Los Angeles College on August 2nd, 2014. Register online at: www.LTALA.org

We are honored and proud to have Mark Valdez, Executive Director of the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), deliver this year's keynote address. NET was created...

BURQ OFF! What does it take to evolve past the veil? July 17-19th

 
Paprika Productions Presents Limited Run of NYC Hit
BURQ OFF!
 

A British Pakistani’s Muslim Autobiographical One Woman Play

What does it take to evolve past the veil?

Thursday - Saturday, July 17-19 at 8pm

Elephant Stages. 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles 90038.

FOR TICKETS

BURQ OFF! is a jaunty tour through madly opposing worlds.

The glowing...

The Encore Producers' Awards: The Lemon Lounge episode 5

ENCORES: The Lemon Lounge Episode 5
The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy

#LEMONLOUNGELA ENCORE PICKS from the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival:
JACQUETTA SZATHMARI's PICKS
-Linden Arden Stole the Highlights

-Death By PowerPoint
@jfrobinson

-The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly
@KylaVictoria

Runner up-

Boss 
@j_monce
COLIN MITCHELL'S PICKS
-NO HOMO
@nohomoplay

-The Importance of Being Ernest
@queerclassics

-The Cave: A...

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4

POTLUCK PICKS: The Lemon Lounge Episode 4
The Lemon Lounge connects you with live art to enjoy
 

Host

Cindy Marie Jenkins, Storyteller & Outreach Nerd dedicated to connecting audiences with the arts, @cindymariej

Guests

Enci is a proud Mother of 2 1/2 year old Sydney, she is an Artist and the publisher of Bitter...