No Spotlight on NYC Lady-Artists is complete without Glory Kadigan.
Ms. Kadigan founded Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and served as the Producing Artistic Director for six seasons. Under her leadership, Planet Connections has raised over six figures for 303 different charitable organizations including Safe Horizon, City Harvest, Amnesty International and more. Although no longer the Producing Artistic Director of the entire festivity she still serves as the Artistic Curator and Executive Producer of the renowned Playwrights For A Cause benefit. Under “Playwrights For A Cause” she has presented world premieres by Regina Taylor, Dominique Morrisseau, Israel Horovitz, Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Wendy MacLeod, John Patrick Shanley, Winter Miller, Neil LaBute, Jose Rivera, Lyle Kessler, Penny Jackson and Catherine Filloux.
She is a freelance stage director and is an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, La Mama Directors, and Playwriting Symposium and of The Labyrinth Theater Company’s Master Class. Kadigan is recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award in Direction from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She is also a playwright who has been presented in New Zealand, Singapore, Italy and London.
Ms. Kadigan is on-the-move right now, getting ready for PC’s 2017 Awards Ceremony at the Acorn on the dazzling Theatre Row so we’re thrilled to get a quote from her.
“I’ve always been interested in entertaining theater inclusive of social justice issues.
I founded the festival as a way of combining those passions. Every production in the festivity benefits a different social cause of the artists selection. I’m nurturing activist artists and have been doing so for close to a decade.”
Look for a follow-up article written by Jay Michaels after the awards show.