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The 1/52 Project Steering Committee for 2022

The 1/52 Project Steering Committee are working designers from historically excluded groups volunteering their time and will adjudicate the awards: 

David Bengali: Projection Designer

Amith Chandrashaker: Lighting Designer

Jiyoun Chang: Lighting Designer

Wilson Chin: Set Designer

Alan C. Edwards: Lighting Designer

Justin Ellington: Sound Designer

Kai Harada: Sound Designer

Rachel Hauck: Set Designer

Toni Leslie James: Costume Designer

Cookie Jordan: Hair & Wig Designer

Sun Hee Kil: Sound Designer

Hana S. Kim: Projection Designer

Nikiya Mathis: Hair & Wig Designer

Elaine McCarthy: Projection Designer

Kimie Nishikawa: Set Designer

Alejo Vietti: Costume Designer

Anita Yavich: Costume Designer 

1/52 Project Volunteer Staff

Beowulf Boritt: Set Designer, Founder & Co-Manager

Bethany Weinstein Stewert: Production Manager, Co-Manager

Candi Adams: Press Representative

Simon Harding: Projection Designer, Website Supervisor

Jeff Croiter: Lighting Designer, Associate

Rachel Hauck: Set Designer, Associate

Elaine J. McCarthy:  Projection Designer, Associate

Nevin Steinberg: Sound Designer, Associate

Jeff Sugg: Projection Designer, Associate


Founded in 2019 by Director/Producer, Wendy C. Goldberg's TheFrontOffice is an entertainment development company that specializes in cross over content from live theater to new media.  Fueled by the intersection of Goldberg's 20 years in the theater and her experiences as a Performance Director for Rockstar Games, TheFrontOffice develops content and stories for our times.

TheFrontOffice Foundation, the company's charitable arm, was established in 2020 to support the live theatrical community during the time of industry shut down as well as the re opening efforts. Our support happens in a multitude of ways including direct artist relief, commissions and grants. To date, we have partnered with TCG and SDCF on relief efforts. TheFrontOffice Foundation distributed additional mid-career relief grants to theater workers in March 2021 and to parents in June 2021. With corporate donors as well as individuals, these efforts have distributed a quarter of a million dollars in aid.


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The 1/52 Project Inaugural Steering Committee -2021

These BIPOC designers developed the criteria for the grant and adjudicated the 2021 awards: 

Dede Ayite: Costume Designer

David Bengali: Projection Designer

Wilson Chin: Set Designer

Alan C. Edwards: Lighting Designer

Kai Harada: Sound Designer

Kimie Nishikawa : Set Designer

Paul Tazewell: Costume Designer

Alejo Vietti: Costume Designer

Anita Yavich: Costume Designer