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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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
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.