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!
MEET THE ARTISTS
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.