Join us for LPTW’s Professional Seminar on February 6th: How to be the CEO of your Artistry

Dear League Members and friends,

You are invited to join us on Zoom on February 6th for LPTW’s next Professional Seminar: How to be the CEO of your Artistry. This is an LPTW event open to the public so please share with your networks. We are especially looking to connect with university students and introduce them to the League!  This event is being produced by LPTW members Ilana Stein, Alison Chase,  and Annie Chadwick.

You register by clicking the purple button in the email below or clicking here to Register for the Program.

Thank you all!
Join us on Zoom on
Monday, February 6
7-8:30 PM EST
for the Professional Seminar:

We will hear from theater professionals from different artistic disciplines on how they have successfully mastered being proactive through smart marketing decisions, branding, and knowing how to ask the right questions. Take away practical resources to learn to be your own boss and level up by taking charge of your career with a more calculated approach to the business savvy side of theater.

ANNIE CHADWICK (Career Consultant, Actress, CEO of Up-To-Date Theatricals LLC)
HANSOL JUNG (Playwright of Wolf Play, Soho Rep & MCC Theater, and Supervising Producer on Pachinko for Apple+)
MFONISO UDOFIA (Playwright of SojournersrunboyrunHer Portmanteau, Executive Producer on Let the Right One In, Supervising Producer on A League of Their Own, and Co-Producer on Little America)
JONA XIAO (Actress, Producer, and Founder of Career ACTivate)
ANNIE CHADWICK, Founder/Owner/CEO, Up-To-Date Theatricals LLC. Her multifaceted career includes select credits: Theatre: Feinstein/54 Below; NPR, Trials of the Earth; Brel: Life Dance; Cabaret; Hello Dolly!; Baby; Steel Magnolias; Faust with Jerome Hines. Film/TV: Confessions of a Shopaholic/John Lithgow’s wife; Law & Order: SVU; Awakenings. Albums: Layin’ It Down & Cotton Comet Sky. Directing: Over 30 productions including Turandot, Die Fledermaus, Oliver, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz. Master’s Degree, IU School of Music. AEA, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP, AGMA & The LPTW.

HANSOL JUNG’s plays include Wolf Play (Soho Rep), Wild Goose Dreams (The Public),and Among the Dead (Ma-Yi). She has written for Tales of the City (Netflix), Pachinko (Apple+) and is developing projects with Apple+, Amazon, and Ink Factory. Ma-Yi Writers Lab, NYTW’s Usual Suspects, and The New Class of Kilroys. MFA: Yale.

MFONISO UDOFIA, a first-generation Nigerian-American storyteller and educator. Productions of her plays SojournersrunboyrunHer Portmanteau and In Old Age have been seen at NYTW, A.C.T., Playwrights Realm, Magic Theater, National Black Theatre, and Boston Court. She’s the recipient of the 2017 Helen Merrill Award, the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission and is a member of New Dramatists.

JONA XIAO (@jonaxiao) has worked on over 45+ TV shows and films, including pivotal roles in THE FLASH, SWAT, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, & HIGHTOWN. NBC spotlighted Jona and her journey in the entertainment business. Her company, Career ACTivate, has empowered thousands of actors with business strategies and tools to achieve success. Check out her free tips for actors:
*Panelists could be subject to change. This program is being produced by LPTW members Illana Stein, Alison Chace, and Annie Chadwick. The conversation will be moderated by Stein

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) is a membership organization championing women in theatre and advocating for increased equity and access for all theatre women. Our programs and initiatives create community, cultivate leadership, and increase opportunities and recognition for women working in theatre. Visit us at

Actors Connection is a professional development hub for actors that offers programming for performers looking to advance their careers. Actors Connection offers over 100 online events per month in addition to special in person showcasing and conferences all led by Casting Directors, Agents, Managers and other notable entertainment professionals. AC is happy to offer training opportunities to suit all budgets and invites actors of all levels to learn more at

The LPTW Professional Development and Heritage Programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the NYS Legislature and from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. It is further supported by The Waldman Foundation and our Brava Sponsor, SHOWTIME.

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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