ADVOCACY

Lorca Peress has served on numerous panels, including NO-PASSPORT (NOPE) Conference on “Dreaming the Americas/ Diversity and Difference in Performance” at the Martin E. Siegel CUNY Graduate Center; NYU Tisch “Performing Across Cultures and Histories,” Women Directors panel for The Fire This Time Festival and League of Professional Theatre Women, and various producing panels for Theatre Resources Unlimited. She was a panelist and grant funding judge for the Ohio State Arts Council for film/ theatre projects.

She served as Co-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit advocacy and networking organization with close-to 500 national and international members who collectively reach tens of thousands through their public works. She is on the advisory council and Co-chair of the Development Committee. She was co-editor of the 2014 LPTW “Women In Theatre – International” (WIT) magazine edition. The first edition of its kind to honor and support international theatre women.

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Peress was a panelist on the 2016 Create1World global event on Climate Change through UNESCO and the New Zealand University in Wellington. She participated in the international Climate Change Event in 2015 producing and event through MultiStages

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In 2014, she was invited to be a member of the newly-formed Creative Network of NYC Puerto Rican artists for the NY Regional Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA). Through the musical, "Temple of the Souls," she has been involved with members of the Taino nation. She and her grandmother, playwright Anita Velez-Mitchell, were honored at a Taino areyto at the Museu del Barrio, and have both received Taino awards  for their artistic involvements in support of the Taino people.

 

In addition to being MultiStages Aristic Director, Lorca Peress has served on Advisory Boards of two not-for-profit theatre companies in New York City.  

Diversity in the Arts Concert
Diversity in the Arts Concert

"Temple of the Souls" performance for Diversity at Hunter

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“CLASSICAL ADAPTATIONS BY ARTISTS OF COLOR” with Playwrights Desi Moreno-Penson, Patricia Ione Lloyd and Carlos J. Serrano, and Dramaturg A.J. Muhammad Moderated by Lorca Peress, MultiStages Artistic Director

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The AIDS Quilt Songbook for Sing for Hope at Cooper Union, 20th anniversary, directed by Lorca Peress

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Co-President's Photo
Co-President's Photo

2014 Women in Theatre Awards

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WIT International Magazine
WIT International Magazine

LPTW event at Cherry Lane Theatre

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Talk Back on Taino Nation
Talk Back on Taino Nation

Taino Cacique Roman Guaraguaorix Perez and Lorca at Temple of the Souls cultural talk back

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Women in Theatre Awards
Women in Theatre Awards

LPTW Awards 2013

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LPTW presidents networking
LPTW presidents networking

Past and current Presidents, with Networking Committee

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LPTW Awards with Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, members Harriet Slaughter and Melanie Sutherland, co-
LPTW Awards with Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, members Harriet Slaughter and Melanie Sutherland, co-
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The Fire This Time Women Directors
The Fire This Time Women Directors

Panel of Women Director on diversity and gender parity issues

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LPTW Awards
LPTW Awards

Presidents Kristin Marting and Lorca Peress at Sardi's

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LPTW Women Stage the World March2
LPTW Women Stage the World March2

March in Times Square

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LPTW Women Stage the World March times square

March in Times Square

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LPTW Proclamation Day with co-president Kristin Marting and member Joan Firestone
LPTW Proclamation Day with co-president Kristin Marting and member Joan Firestone

Duffy Square in Times Square, with co-presidents Kristin Marting and Lorca Peress, with Joan Firestone

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LPTW Awards with 2014 Board of Directors
LPTW Awards with 2014 Board of Directors

at the Signature Theatre

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