Photo: Steve Korn
Dear Meany Friends,
When we opened our doors again in October, we weren’t certain if we’d still be presenting live performances in May. Yet here we are, having completed a successful season after almost two years away! If nothing else, these past two years have taught me that the arts are truly essential — and they are a gift.
As I look back over the 2021–22 Season, certain moments both on and off our stage remain vivid in my memory: those few seconds of silence that followed Conrad Tao’s stunning premiere of his own composition, just before the audience burst into rapturous applause; the infectious joy of STREB’s remarkable dancers as they took to our stage for their first live performance in 18 months; the bonding between the 30 community cast members of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s performance of What Problem? who started out as strangers and became allies.
In the pages of this year’s Impact Report, we look back at some of the most memorable events that took place on our stage, our campus and in our community. Of course, for every story we tell in these pages, there are hundreds more that our artists, students, patrons and donors could share, as well.
In fact, the story of Meany will always be a work in progress, one that you, our friends and supporters, help us write. Your generosity in difficult times has kept us going, and for that we are forever grateful.
I hope you enjoy revisiting the 2021–22 Season and I look forward to sharing with you many more seasons to come!
Meany Center Advisory Board
John Robinson, President
Marcie Stone, Vice President | Robert Babs, Treasurer
Ross Boozikee | Margie Chen | Catherine Cole* | Luis Fernando Esteban |
Rebekah Harris | Kyra Hokanson Gray | Cathy Hughes | Yumi Iwasaki | O. David Jackson | Susan Joslyn | Sally Kincaid
Olivia Lee | Jeff Lehman | Chelsey Owen |Seema Pareek | Sashi Ragupathy | Don Rupchock |
Don Swisher | Scott VanGerpen | Greg Wallace
* Ex Officio
Meany Center Emeritus Board
Matt Krashan, Emeritus Artistic Director |Linda Linford Allen | Cynthia Bayley | Thomas Bayley | Cathryn Booth-LaForce | JC Cannon Betsy Cooper | Gail Erickson | Ruth Gerberding | Brian Grant |Randy Kerr | Susan Knox | Kurt Kolb |Sheila Edwards Lange
Frank Lau | Craig Miller |Lois Rathvon | Dick Roth | Eric Rothchild | Jeff Seely | K. Freya Skarin | Rich Stillman | David Stone
Lee Talner | Thomas Taylor | David Vaskevitch | Ellen Wallach | Kathleen Wright
Ellsworth C. "Buster" Alvord| Linda Armstrong |Betty Balcom |Ernest Henley| Mina Person| Jerry Sanford, Sr.