Photo: Steve Korn
Dear Meany Friends,
This is a time of change — in the arts and in the world — and Meany embraced the challenge, taking chances on new voices, new works, and new perspectives. What didn’t change is our commitment to serving our campus and our community by championing live performing arts that inspire and connect us.
Leading choreographer Bill T. Jones joined Meany as our first guest Artistic Partner, with Becoming: At Home in the World, based on his deep interest in what it takes to be a well-rounded citizen of the world. Bill curated five cutting edge artists that radically broadened the scope of our programming and were inclusive and unapologetic in their call for social justice.
We fulfilled our promise to reschedule the innovative artists we had to cancel in the 2019–20 and 2020–21 Seasons: Ragamala Dance Company, Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Step Afrika!, Cuarteto Latinoamericano and Strings for Peace.
Most importantly, we connected even more deeply with you, and we are so grateful for everything you made possible last season — and every season. Thank you for your support and for being an integral part of the Meany family.
Meany Center Advisory Board
John Robinson, President
Marcie Stone, Vice President | Robert Babs, Treasurer
Melinda Bitners | Margie Chen | Luis Fernando Esteban | Kyra Hokanson Gray
Cathy Hughes | Yumi Iwasaki | O. David Jackson | Susan Joslyn | Sally Kincaid
Olivia Lee | Jeff Lehman | Cecilia Paul |Jack Percival | Sashi Ragupathy | Don Rupchock
Scott VanGerpen | Greg Wallace |Christy Weckner
Ana Mari Cauce, UW President | Dianne Harris, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences|Gabriel Solis, Divisional Dean of the Arts
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
Don Swisher | Lee Talner | Thomas Taylor | David Vaskevitch | Ellen Wallach | Kathleen Wright
Ellsworth C. "Buster" Alvord| Linda Armstrong |Betty Balcom|Ross Boozikee |Ernest Henley| Mina Person| Jerry Sanford, Sr.