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.
"Temple of the Souls" performance for Diversity at Hunter
“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
The AIDS Quilt Songbook for Sing for Hope at Cooper Union, 20th anniversary, directed by Lorca Peress
2014 Women in Theatre Awards
LPTW event at Cherry Lane Theatre
Taino Cacique Roman Guaraguaorix Perez and Lorca at Temple of the Souls cultural talk back
LPTW Awards 2013
Past and current Presidents, with Networking Committee
Panel of Women Director on diversity and gender parity issues
Presidents Kristin Marting and Lorca Peress at Sardi's
March in Times Square
March in Times Square
Duffy Square in Times Square, with co-presidents Kristin Marting and Lorca Peress, with Joan Firestone
at the Signature Theatre
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