OUR MISSION

UPLIFT. AMPLIFY. ADVANCE.  Statera Foundation takes positive action to bring women into full and equal participation in the theatre. Statera, deriving its name from the Latin word for balance, works to expand employment options, improve salary, and remove barriers to growth and achievement through mentorship, research, engagement, education, networking, and support.

 

OUR METHODS

  • Research assessment concerning opportunities for theatre artists who identify as women.
  • Collaborate with theatre arts organizations interested in creating greater opportunities for women.
  • Engagement for theatre arts organizations interested in creating greater equity in their hiring practices.
  • Connect hiring theaters with qualified candidates who identify as women. 
  • Advocate for better and more cohesive childcare options and family housing.
  • Regional mentorship opportunities.
  • Support and partner with existing organizations that are also working for gender balance and pay equity in the Arts.
  • Education and engagement for training programs interested in creating greater gender equity within their boards, classrooms, and theaters.

 

OUR NATIONAL CONFERENCES

Statera National Conference for gender equity in the theatre is an annual event. Conference is a unique opportunity to meet with theatre professionals from all over the country for three days of networking, learning, listening, socializing, experience-sharing, theatre-going, and more. The Statera conference is all about nourishing an environment of gender balance through the lens of intersectionality. Our goal is to take positive and strategic action to bring women into full and equal participation in the theatre. Please join us for the 2018 Statera National Conference, October 4-7 in Milwaukee, WI. For more information, please visit www.staterafoundation.org/conference.

 

Our Team

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Melinda Pfundstein Vaughn

Advisory Board

SAM White

Advisory BOard

Marti Gobel

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Shelly Gaza

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Sarah Greenman

Pulblic Relations Intern

India Mack

Social MEDIA DIRECTOR

Erika Fontana

Membership Director

Vanessa Ballam

Statera Ambassador

Jackie Vanderbeck

Statera Ambassador

Sabrina Cofield

REGIONAL MENTORSHIP COoRDINATOR

Minita Gandhi

REGIONAL MENTORSHIP COoRDINATOR

Erika Haaland

Statera Ambassador

Yusef Seevers

Statera Ambassador

anatasha Blakely

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Statera Ambassador

Tiffany D. Hobbs

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Statera Ambassador

Megan Cournoyer


SISTER ORGANIZATIONS & THEATRE ALLIES

Below you'll find links to sister organizations that promote intersectional gender balance in the arts. Statera also partners with allied theatre companies from around the country that embody the values of gender balance by providing equal employment options, equal pay, and growth opportunities for theatre artists who identify as women.