Happy New Year! The Statera Foundation is elated to launch our much-anticipated Statera Mentorship Program. This program, which has been in the works since our organization's inception, is at the core of Statera's mission - bridging the gap between passion, preparation, and opportunity. After our spring survey and summer conference in 2015, the overwhelming feedback called for organized individual mentorship. You asked for it and we're more than happy to deliver!
A flourishing mentor relationship helps both mentor and mentee organize their professional challenges, nurture their creative ideas and activate their personal gifts. Statera Foundation is a bridge for connecting theatre women interested in moving beyond the very real obstacles that sometimes lie between our goals and our successes. But the mentorship program isn't just for women. It is also for our male, trans and gender fluid allies, who are looking for ways to connect with and learn from other theatre practitioners interested in gender equity.
The Statera Mentorship Program will be overseen by the newest member of the Statera Team, Jennifer Tuttle. Jen is a director, actor and educator based in NYC. She is also an Assistant Professor at the City College of New York. Those of you who attended StateraCon15 in Cedar City, UT will remember Jen as one of our breakout session facilitators. She is dedicated to gender parity in the theatre and we're thrilled to have her as the Mentorship Coordinator for Statera Foundation. You can learn more about Jennifer by visiting her website.
Please visit www.staterafoundation.org/mentorship for more information. If, after reading more about the program, you feel called to participate, please sign up to become a mentor or mentee. The most effective way to grow, expand and manifest change is to work together. Statera Foundation is here for you.