The League of Independent Theater (LIT) is a not-for-profit membership, advocacy and business league for the independent theater community in New York City.
In January 2017, I joined the team of volunteers that run this organization. Primarily, the work I've been doing with them is in social media and marketing. The short term objective is to raise awareness of upcoming events to do with this year's elections in November. Medium to long term is to mobilize members to get involved with writing a Performing Arts Platform, and campaigning with candidates to improve conditions for artists working in the indy/Off-Off-Broadway scene. This includes trying to reduce the cost of rehearsal and performance venues by using abandoned buildings in the city and improving health care conditions for artists.
I'm excited about doing this work. I'm enjoying the opportunity to get to know how the theater industry is structured on this side of the pond. The team at LIT is brilliant, passionate and very exciting.