Dedicated to building a healthier and more stable performing arts field, Corinne Woods (she/her) recently served as the Director of Programs at A.R.T./New York overseeing public programming to support non-profit theatres. During her tenure, she led the implementation of major funding initiatives focused on small and mid-sized theatres in New York City and across the state, created A.R.T./New York’s Body Autonomy program to address harassment and abuse in the field, and supported innovative initiatives to increase accessibility for theatre-makers and audiences with disabilities and further anti-racism and anti-oppression programming in NYC’s theatrical community.
Prior to joining A.R.T./New York, Corinne worked as the General Manager of Ma-Yi Theatre, and the Managing Director of All For One, where she started as an intern before the company had produced its very first show. She worked in various roles with a range of small to mid-sized performance arts organizations including Ars Nova, Keen Company, Thrown Stone Theatre (Ridgefield, CT), and Untitled Theatre Company No. 61. A self-proclaimed database and spreadsheet nerd, Corinne also provides guidance and education through consulting and teaching on budgeting, building sustainable financial systems, and navigating the complexities of being a business to small and mid-sized performing arts companies, centering the company’s unique ways of working while meeting the requirements of a system that can be challenging and hostile to arts organizations and workers.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at Grandstreet Theatre! I have always understood the core of theatre to be connection and community, and Grandstreet – with its network of volunteers, students, parents, and staff – truly exemplifies this. The mutual love and respect between Grandstreet and Helena is tangible, and I am excited to work together to continue the amazing live productions and theatrical education that have been a hallmark of the organization. As we look for opportunities to come together in joyful community, Grandstreet’s programming and mission to “to brighten Helena, Montana and elevate the human spirit through live theatre and theatre education” has never been more timely. I look forward to meeting you all at the theatre, and around town, as we look towards 2023 and beyond.”