Coffee Break
Hosted by Jacob Santos

Conversations with artists, colleagues, and artmakers

This past summer, our former former Newman’s Own Foundation Managing Director Fellow Jacob Santos developed and hosted a new series on Instagram Live. Designed as an inspirational break from work, teaching, and caring duties, we covered so much ground in our Thursday afternoon chats — race and equity in casting, what actors have been doing during the theater industry shutdown, how to manage family while maintaining a working and teaching career, and more. All conversations were recorded, so browse around and enjoy!


Sara Bues
Carlos Encinias
Michael Gotch
Paola Hernandez
Sandra Marante
Michael Rossmy
Esteban Suero
Rodolfo Soto

Host Jacob Santos

Jacob Santos, 2019-2020 Newman’s Own Foundation Managing Director Fellow at Westport Country Playhouse, is a 25-year-old Afro-Latino young professional who is passionate about using theater as a tool for social justice. He is the founder of the Crescent Players of Color, a coalition formed between current students and alumni of color at SCSU. In 2019, he graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, and a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre. He has held the position of Managing Intern/Casting Associate at The Elm Shakespeare Company in New Haven, CT. Jacob is the 2019 recipient of The ASPIRE KCACT LORT Leadership Award, Region 1 Finalist. Additionally, he was the recipient of the KCACTF 2019 Arts Impact Award. He began the Theater Management program at Yale School of Drama in the fall of 2020.

Coffee Break
Hosted by Jacob Santos
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