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Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW’s First Rachel

Crothers Leadership Award

Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW's First Rachel Crothers Leadership AwardMarketer and Audience Developer Donna Walker-Kuhne received the first Rachel Crothers Leadership Award on June 27, presented by the League of Professional Theatre Women at an inaugural luncheon at Sardi’s, hosted by André DeShields.

Pop singer and Broadway star LaChanze (currently Off-Broadway in THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES) performed “Feeling Good,” accompanied by Marco Pagula on piano. An award-winning marketing consultant, Walker-Kuhne is the founder of Walker International Communications Group, a boutique marketing, press and audience development agency. She is recognized as one of the country’s foremost experts in audience development and she and her team specialize in multicultural marketing, group sales, multicultural press and promotional events.The leadership award is named in honor of playwright Rachel Crothers, (SUSAN AND GOD; THE THREE OF US) who was a champion of women’s rights before women could vote. She worked to help those serving on the front during World War I and II and founded an organization that later went on to become the American Theatre Wing, which partners with the Broadway League, to present the annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best each season.

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present the newly established Crothers leadership award to a theater woman “who has distinguished herself in exemplary service and sacrifice for a common cause-a cause which leaves our society and the world a little better than the way we found it.”

“We are very excited by the opportunity the League has now to award a theater woman who brings her gifts and talents to bear in addressing a national or local cause or issue affecting our fellow citizens and everyday Americans,” said Yvette Heyliger, co-vice president of programming at LPTW.The award was presented by Playwright Rehana Lew Mirza (BARRIERS). In addition, Marvin Lowe, a soloist with the Harlem Gospel Singers, presented “Siyahamba,” a South African welcome song, and longtime LPTW member Zoe Coralink Kaplan and DeShields reminded the crowd that Crothers made famous the quote about a woman’s place being in the house — and the Senate!

Walker-Kuhne expressed her appreciation by acknowledging and thanking her mentors who taught her along the way and opened doors. Among them were famed director George C Wolfe and Arthur Mitchell, founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, who in 1985, while touring around the country, asked the question. “Where are the Black people?”

“That questioned launched my career in audience development and community engagement,” Walker-Kuhne said. Walker-Kuhne said she loves teaching and providing tools and support for the next generation of arts administrators. She challenged those coming up to “shake up society and revitalize the whole world. Create a winning life and through your art, inspire the world, inspire all of us to be our best. Advance like young lions-be ferocious, tenacious, innovative and warm-hearted.”DeSheilds, currently starring on Broadway in HADESTOWN, entertained the luncheon attendees with political comments, prayers and some of his popular snippets of advice:

“Don’t give up, in or over. Stay on the path until you win,” he said.

For more information of the League of Professional Theatre Women, visit

GUEST BLOG by Donna Walker-Kuhne: Diversity on

Broadway: An Insider’s Perspective

Why is diversity important on Broadway?  I believe that many in the field want to see equity, diversity, and inclusion.  But they aren’t sure how to implement it, or don’t know the steps to take. I asked my colleague, Jim Joseph, the Theatre Manager at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, for his thoughts on trends in diversity and inclusion as well as tactics for growth.

Jim said: “I recently spoke at the 2018 TEDxBroadway, and I proposed a version of the National Football League’s “Rooney Rule,” named after the late Dan Rooney, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The “Rooney Rule” mandates that NFL teams interview at least one qualified candidate of color for every available head coaching job. This broadens and increases the pool of candidates and exposes the owners to a wider circle of qualified people.

We have to acknowledge that folks know who they know; they hire who they know. But hopefully, this idea could systematically help break those barriers down.  There isn’t a governing body for Broadway like the NFL. The Broadway League is a trade organization for the Broadway theater industry. However, that should not prevent the Broadway gatekeepers from adopting the spirit of the “Rooney Rule” during their hiring processes.

Clearly, Jim has presented a case for mentorship, developing and executing equitable hiring practices, and providing opportunities for diverse candidates to excel.

How do we build diverse audiences?

Let’s take notes from the film Black Panther. What has deeply impressed me about this film, is how communities around the country have been mobilizing experiences to engage with this film.

Inspired by trailers more than a year before the film was released and online information that helped give potential viewers a window through which to view “art-in-the-making,” the community created its own programs based on its desire to support and engage.

In addition, Black celebrities, athletic teams and Ellen DeGeneres joined the #BlackPantherChallenge and purchased screenings in major cities to ensure that Black community youth did not have the barrier of the ticket price (as $25 in major cities) as an obstacle to seeing the film.

We start with the product – who is the play for and who will it inspire? Director Ryan Coolger started with a vision. In an interview, he said he was “Making the film to inspire the next generation the way he was inspired when he read his first Black Panther comic book, especially because he still lived in a world where there weren’t many heroes who looked like him.”

This film’s blockbuster status was the result of a community-building process; a journey that began with the first inklings of the film’s existence. This foresight led to the curating of audience experiences that were further enhanced by attending the screening. In other words, the audience felt kinship, ownership, and connection before the film opened. This process required vision, desire, time and an investment in building the film’s eventual audience. In the realm of theater, what is the vision we can hold for the communities we seek to engage?

The product needs to tell/show the “perspective audiences’” story in a positive, bold, and dynamic way. That may require the enlistment of new writers who can share stories that encompass the past, present, and future. Like the Black Panther screenplay, stories that project and promote respect, dignity and love resonate the deepest and garner the widest audiences. That also may require enlisting the input of emerging artists (taking a chance on the future Ryan Cooglers and Joe Robert Coles) and taking a risk on a new vision of theater.

And then you engage the community. As early as possible, you share the creative process behind the work: the reason for the project’s genesis, and the people involved, including those working behind the scenes. I have read at least 50 articles about the cast and the creative team behind Black Panther. There have been countless videos, links on social media (including a Facebook Fan Page that currently has more than three-quarters of a million followers), as well as numerous articles in a wide variety of print and online publications.

Broadway has the capacity to do the same. It’s not about having a Marvel-like marketing budget and promoting ticket sales. It’s more important to look at the psychographics of building communities and engaging them from the perspective of creating value by wanting to connect, respect, honor, touch and transform their lives.

Donna Walker-Kuhne is the founder of Walker International Communications Group (WICG), a boutique marketing, press and audience development consulting agency. Her team specializes in multicultural marketing, group sales, multicultural press and promotional events. They have over 45 years of experience executing successful marketing and audience development campaigns for Broadway productions and cultural arts organizations with sales over $22MM. Donna is acknowledged as the nation’s foremost expert in Audience Development by the Arts &Business Council and has devoted her professional career to increasing access to the arts.  Her company has developed a brand reputation among performing arts patrons of exposing them to high-quality productions and unique experiences in a way that exceeds audience members and clients’ expectations alike.

Her current client roster includes major cultural and performing arts organizations such as: Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Apollo Theater, as well as the Broadway productions of The Lion King, Aladdin and Once on This Island. She is currently Senior Advisor, Community Engagement at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center charged with developing and deepening relationships with targeted communities through partnerships and special events.
Broadway productions include: A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington; A Trip To Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson; HUGHIE starring Forest Whitaker; Porgy and Bess featuring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis; A Streetcar Named Desire featuring Blair Underwood; Alicia Keys’Stick Fly; Hairspray; Ragtime; Ann starring Holland Taylor; Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne, Driving Miss Daisy featuring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, August Wilson’s Radio Golf; Caroline, or Change; Time Stands Still featuring Laura Linney, Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, etc.

Off Broadway, WICG has worked with Playwrights Horizons, Public Theater, Signature Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Second Stage Theatre, New York Fringe Festival, National Black Theatre, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company as well as arts organizations such as Dance Theater of Harlem, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and WNYC Radio.  She provides consulting services to numerous arts organizations throughout the country and worldwide including Australia, Berlin, Moscow, Sochi, Edinburgh, and Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Donna Walker-Kuhne is the recipient of over 40 awards acknowledging her distinguished service in the field of audience development and serves on several Boards of Directors. She is an adjunct professor of over 20 years at New York University and also teaches at Bank Street College.  Her first book, Invitation to the Party:  Building Bridges to Arts, Culture and Community, was published in 2005. Ms. Walker-Kuhne is a volunteer with the SGI-USA, a worldwide peace organization serving as Vice Director for New York.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces New Board Members
Board Officers Elected to Second Term
Baltimore, MD – July 9, 2019 -In conjunction with the May Annual Board Meeting, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the election of four new board members: Vernon Araujo, USVI; James Lemons, NY; Lenwood Sloan, PA; and Donna Walker-Kuhne, NY.
Vernon Araujo co-founded the STT-STJ Young Professionals Network, and is a Board Member of the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. Music and the arts have always been a part of his life. After hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Virgin Islands, he displayed some of his work locally where one particular photo became the iconic image for the “VI Strong” movement. Araujo is passionate about community service and support to local performers, producers, and artists as they develop their careers. Araujo co-owns marketing company Melee Media and is the Development Director at Family Resource Center, which is primarily responsible for providing programs and services for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse in the Virgin Islands. After the hurricanes hit in 2017, the agency expanded services to include the distribution of emergency relief supplies.
James Lemonsis the Executive Director of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA). Under his guidance, the LPCA has undergone a revitalization of presenting programs, arts education activities, and visual arts programs. In 2016, Lemons oversaw the creation of Gallery 46, a visual arts gallery and information center in Lake Placid. Representing sixty-five artists, Gallery 46 sells art with most proceeds being distributed to artists through commissions. Lemons is Chairman of the Board of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. Lemons has served as a panelist/moderator for the Association of Presenting Arts Professionals, Autopistes Circus Network, PEA Southwest, and the Adirondack Nonprofit Network. He has served as a grant reviewer for the New York State Council of the Arts, CNY Arts, and the Essex County Arts Alliance. Prior to his tenure at LPCA, Lemons served as the General Manager of Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota and as the Associate Artistic Director and Communications Manager for WaterTower Theatre in Addison.
Lenwood Sloanis well known across the U.S. as a catalytic agent, animator, and facilitator of cultural and heritage programs. For the past forty years, Mr. Sloan has provided inspiration, leadership, and technical assistance both in the public and private sectors. Most recently, Sloan received the 2017 Martin Luther King Exemplars award for public service. In 2016, he received the Pennsylvania Tourism Industry’s “Innovation Award.” Sloan is an annual presenter for Pennsylvania’s Rural and Urban Leadership Exchange, a frequent lecturer for NYU’s Gaelic Center, and a journalist for Showcase Now Magazine. He has held high-level positions in the arts at the San Francisco Arts Commission, the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Pennsylvania’s Cultural and Heritage Tourism Program, among others. Sloan represented Pennsylvania in the coordination and collaboration of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s thirteen-state geo-tourism travel experiences. Mr. Sloan is acclaimed for his legacy of creative works.
Donna Walker-Kuhne has devoted her professional career to increasing access to the arts. She has raised over $23 million in earned income promoting the arts to multicultural communities. She is founder of Walker International Communications Group Inc., a boutique consulting agency specializing in multicultural marketing and press, group sales, and promotional events around the world. She is currently consulting as Senior Advisor, Community Engagement at New Jersey Performing Arts Center charged with developing and deepening relationships with targeted communities. She is a veteran of over twenty-two Broadway productions providing multicultural marketing and group sales. Walker-Kuhne is the recipient of over fifty awards, proclamations and citations. Her first book, Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to Arts, Culture and Community, was published in 2005. She has a weekly blog, Arts and Culture Connections that explores cultural efforts to expand diverse audiences. Ms. Walker-Kuhne is a volunteer with the SGI-USA, a worldwide peace organization serving as Vice Director for New York.
“We are so pleased to welcome Vernon, James, Lenwood, and Donna to the MAAF board,” said Theresa Colvin, MAAF’s Executive Director. “Their experience in the field will certainly be valuable as we move through our planning process and into some exciting new program possibilities.”
Additionally, MAAF elected the following officers for a second term for fiscal year 2020: Hal Real (DE), Chair; Barbara Bershon (MD), Vice Chair; Margaret G. Vanderhye (VA), Secretary; and J. Mack Wathen (DE), Treasurer.
Hal Real is the Founder and President of Real Entertainment Group, creator and operator of the nationally-acclaimed World Cafe Live music, restaurant, and event venues located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 2004 and Wilmington, Delaware (2011-2017). In 2008 he helped a team of artists and educators launch LiveConnections, a nonprofit organization that inspires learning and builds community through collaborative music-making. Currently he is President of LiveConnections and also serves on the board of the Freire (Charter Schools) Foundation, Philadelphia’s Fringe Arts, the Philadelphia Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Board and the Chairman’s Council of the Philadelphia Zoo. In the past Hal has served as board Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, a board and executive committee member of People’s Light (Malvern, PA), Chair of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Light Up the Queen Foundation, the Wilmington Leaders Alliance, and the President’s Advisory Council of the Delaware College of Art and Design.
Barbara Bershon has served on the Mid Atlantic Art Foundation Board since 2013, and currently is Vice Chair of the Board. She served on the Maryland State Arts Council from 2008 to 2019 and was Chair of the Council from 2012 to 2014. Barbara is the Emeritus Executive Director of the Chesapeake Orchestra in Southern Maryland. She is also a past president of the St. Mary’s County Arts Council. For many years Barbara was Director of Arts Outreach at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she was the Managing Director of the River Concert Series at the College. Barbara earned her Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland and has been an Adjunct Professor in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and American University in Washington, DC. Her publications include: Tales of teenage survival: Former teens recount their adolescence and lived to tell about it, Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse (2007) and “Cooperative problem solving: A link to inner speech,” In N. Miller & R. Lazarowitz (Eds.) Interaction in cooperative groups: The theoretical anatomy of group learning, New York: Cambridge University Press (1992).
Margaret G. Vanderhye served as Executive Director of the Virginia Commission on the Arts through June, 2018. She is a former member of the House of Delegates of the Virginia General Assembly representing the 34th District. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the National Capital Planning Commission where she chaired the Commission’s Joint Memorials Task Force. Governor Mark Warner appointed her to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority in 2002, and she was reappointed to the Authority by Governor Tim Kaine. She is former Vice Chair of the Board of McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), and twice served as Co-Chair of the MPA ArtFest. She is a Sustaining Director of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board for Our Military Kids.
J. Mack Wathen recently retired as Vice President, Support Services at Pepco Holdings where he served in executive leadership roles for 18 years. He is currently the Chairman of the Delaware State Arts Council. Mr. Wathen is also a member of the Planning and Budget Committee of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Mr. Wathen has served in a volunteer capacity with other organizations in the arts community and beyond including the Arts Consortium of Delaware, the Delaware College of Art and Design, the Center for the Creative Arts (past Board Member), and the Food Bank of Delaware (current Board Member).
At the May meeting MAAF also elected current members, Kevin O’Brien and Jane Werner, to additional terms.
Kevin O’Brien is the Head Theatrical and Concert Rigger at MetLife Stadium and the IZOD Center in the Meadowlands, NJ. He also freelances as a theatrical technical director and in 2002, was elected President of Theatrical Stagehands Local 632 IATSE. O’Brien has served on the board of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts since 2008 and is a Commissioner on the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, serving as the Arts Council Ex-Officio to the Commission. He has been honored with the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce 2014 Man of the Year award, two State Legislature Resolutions for service, and the New Jersey AFL-CIO as Labor Leader of the Year award. O’Brien is a voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Jane Werner is Executive Director of The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Museum Lab where she leads the team responsible for all aspects of the Museum’s mission and vision, exhibits, public programming, funding and operations. Prior to her tenure at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Werner worked for the Franklin Institute, Carnegie Science Center, and Buhl Science Center. She is past president of the Association of Children’s Museums, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Board, and New Hazlett Theater and is on the boards of the Remake Learning Council, Fred Rogers’ Center, and Benedum Foundation. She is a fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Studio for Creative Inquiry and a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania.
About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work and advance access to and participation in the arts. The Foundation was created in 1979 and is a private non-profit organization that is closely allied with the region’s state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. It combines funding from state and federal resources with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to address needs in the arts from a regional, national, and international perspective. To learn more about MAAF, its programs and services, visit our website at
Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

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From Development to Engagement

Donna Walker-KuhneAs part of OC’s National Conference, in Ottawa this June 11-14, we will be welcoming Donna Walker-Kuhne as one of our keynote speakers. Donna is currently Senior Advisor of Community Engagement at the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre (NJPAC). Started four years ago by Donna, the NJPAC community engagement department is small (with a staff of three), but is seeing some stunning results. With over 200 events, and some 30,000 people through their doors each year, the NJPAC is actively working to bring the arts to a more diverse audience, and engaging them in many different ways.

Successfully engaging community

Early in their community engagement work, Donna and her department decided to more extensively activate the advisory council of community members already in place at NJPAC to help guide their work. “We have an amazing advisory council that creates events that they find are of interest to their community, that introduce the arts, engage people in the arts, and educate people about the arts,” she says. The joint work of the community engagement department and the advisory council has changed the way that the NJPAC operates. “It’s had significant impact, not just in the audiences, but also in the opportunities we can present to our corporate funders. Because we are able to give them a footprint in the community, they are allocating additional dollars, and in certain instances exclusively funding our department.”

Measuring success

It can be challenging to measure the impact of this work on communities. Donna spoke about measuring success at NJPAC through the actions of their partner community organizations and associations. “Buying a ticket is not one of our measurements. We are not a sales entity,” she says. Rather, they look at how deeply they are engaging with the organizations they serve, on something of a ‘ladder of engagement’ that shows different kinds of interactions with NJPAC events:

  1. Attending free events
  2. Promoting NJPAC events (taking fliers, sending e-blasts, helping NJPAC reach people that they might not otherwise be able to)
  3. Bringing groups to events
  4. Volunteering at events

Once organizations are doing three of these four things, they are described as engaged partners, and tracking these is a key measure of success. NJPAC currently has 122 engaged partners.

Audience Development and Community Engagement

Photo of NJPAC with a packed crowd outsideHow has this work changed over time? “It’s an evolution. I’ve been involved in this work since 1982,” Donna says. “At that time we didn’t have any terminology for the lack of diversity in audiences, but there was a conversation.” It took a while for organizations to move on what they heard. In the 1990s, people started using the term audience development, and some foundations started putting funds towards this. Over time, audience development became to be seen as a term more concerned with sales, i.e. developing an audience to purchase tickets. The term community engagement represented the next step. “First we have to cultivate the community to be interested in what we’re doing,” Donna says.

While the terminology has changed, the desire to become more deeply engaged with our communities is still strongly felt in orchestras and arts organizations. However, building this work into long-term plans is challenging. We need to allocate time and money from within our organization to make it happen. “It has to be a priority,” Donna says. “It has to be something that the board and senior leadership have embraced.” It’s important to have ways to measure success, and to be cultivating connections that last longer than one particular project or staff member. It’s not easy work, but it opens up our orchestras to all kinds of interesting, rewarding and long-lasting relationships with our communities.

At our National Conference, Donna will be giving a keynote address and leading a workshop that will explore best practices in the field of community engagement, present success metrics for these programs, and look at how to build and expand multicultural arts audiences.

Erik Gensler: Donna, thank you so much for being here.

Donna Walker-Kuhne: My pleasure.

Erik Gensler: You tell a story about when you were a kid and your mom took you to see the Bolshoi Ballet. And you were the only African American family in the audience. But nonetheless, you wanted to be a dancer. Can you talk about that experience?

Donna Walker-Kuhne: Certainly. Till this day, my mom is 94, I have no idea why she thought we should go, but she’s always been the kind visionary that her daughters belonged in the best environment, so the Bolshoi Ballet had come to Chicago, we were sitting there and I was completely memorized. Maya Plisetskaya was the reigning ballerina at the time, and I just said, “I’m gonna be a ballerina. This is it. This is all I wanna do.” I was five. I started taking dance classes and ballet and then, moving into African dance and then being invited to join an African dance company. But the seed was planted there.

Erik Gensler: And then you alternately ended up going to law school.

Donna Walker-Kuhne: Well. In the 70s, I didn’t know any dances that made money performing, and poverty was of no interest to me.

Erik Gensler: (laughs)

Donna Walker-Kuhne: So I thought I should get a career, and in high school, one of the a- local attorneys came on career day, and I thought, “This is a way I can accomplish my goal.” My goals have always been to change the world. So I thought, “If I become a lawyer, I can do this and maybe still dance a little bit.” I don’t know. But, I danced all through law school. I went to Howard University Law School and was able to, still take my classes every morning at 7:00 a.m. and I performed in the talent shows. I choreographed with Georgetown Law School, so I kept it very much alive, even doing those difficult classes.

Erik Gensler: You tell a story that once you had a career as a lawyer, you spent your lunch breaks from court at a local art center.


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Sunday, June 12th was the Tony Award viewing party hosted by BLACK 2 BROADWAY. During dinner and festivities Impact Broadway Co-Founder, Donna Walker-Kuhne was honored with the Vanguard award for her incredible career and role in the arts.

HW knows first hand that Ms. Walker-Kuhne has been a tireless supporter and promoter of the arts in-and-out of Harlem and deserves all the accolades that she has received and more.

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