Deeksha Gaur. (Photograph via Jacquelyne Pierson)
NEW YORK CITY: TDF, one of the vital nation’s primary nonprofit carrier organizations for the appearing arts and the operator of the TKTS bargain price tag cubicles, has named Deeksha Gaur to the put up of govt director, efficient Aug. 7. A co-founder and the present normal supervisor of the theatre evaluations platform Display-Ranking, Gaur succeeds longtime govt director Victoria Bailey.
“After taking part in Tory Bailey’s management for 22 years, we knew the bar used to be set prime to seek out the following nice visionary chief for TDF,” stated Gwen Marcus, chair of the TDF board of trustees, in a commentary. “I’m extremely joyful to mention that, after an exhaustive seek, we discovered that particular person. Together with her years of revel in in each business and nonprofit theatre, and her dedication to rising audiences and accessibility for the appearing arts, Deeksha is perfectly suited to guide TDF in its subsequent thrilling bankruptcy. We’re past delighted.”
Upload Bailey in a commentary, “Deeksha’s career-long pastime for development audiences, attractive group, and speaking the facility of theatre, mixed along with her talent in the usage of generation to succeed in those objectives, method she is easily situated to guide TDF into the longer term.”
In a commentary, Gaur stated, “For over 50 years, TDF has been main the price to extend get right of entry to for all who need to take part in theatre, dance, and the are living arts. Certainly, underneath Tory’s stable and steadfast management over the past twenty years, TDF has lived its undertaking to do away with obstacles to attendance via its TKTS cubicles, its memberships, and its Get entry to methods. Now, in our subsequent bankruptcy, we will have to proceed to amplify get right of entry to, whilst additionally development even deeper, extra significant relationships with the various communities of NYC in order that each New Yorker can really feel a way of belonging, satisfaction in, and possession of the town’s colourful theatre and appearing arts. Construction new audiences for theatre has been a throughline of my profession, and I’m past venerated to dive into this pressing paintings, because the business continues its post-pandemic restoration, with TDF’s passionate, considerate, and purpose-driven board and personnel.”
Previous to her paintings managing Display-Ranking, Gaur held senior advertising and PR positions at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Corporate, Two River Theater Corporate, and Lengthy Wharf Theatre. She has served at the forums of 2nd Degree Theater, Ars Nova, and Area on Ryder Farm, the place she used to be board treasurer. She will probably be an accessory professor at Fordham College q4, and has visitor lectured in arts advertising at New York College, Howard College, and Yale College. She is a recipient of a TCG New Era Long term Leaders grant and the Foundry Theatre’s Manufacturer’s Chair award. She may be a broadcast crossword constructor. In the beginning from India, Deeksha grew up in London, and now lives in New York along with her husband and their two (theatre-obsessed) children. She has an M.A. (Cantab) in Historical past from Cambridge College and an MFA in Theatre Control from Yale Faculty of Drama.
Based in 1968, TDF (previously referred to as Theatre Construction Fund) is a nonprofit carrier group devoted to bringing the facility of the appearing arts to everybody. TDF’s undertaking is to maintain are living theatre and dance via attractive a large and numerous target audience and getting rid of obstacles to attendance. ITs methods come with the TKTS via TDF bargain cubicles; the TDF Club program; accessibility methods together with open captioning, audio description, autism-friendly performances and the veterans theatregoing program; schooling and group engagement methods that serve greater than 12,000 New York Town scholars yearly and hundreds of underserved folks; in addition to the TDF Gown Assortment Condominium and Analysis Techniques.
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