Renowned publicist and award-winning producer Irene Gandy in conversation with producer Voza Rivers.
Renowned Broadway publicist and Tony Award-winning producer Irene Gandy in conversation with producer Voza Rivers, as part of the League of Professional Theatre Women's ongoing Oral History project. In partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of three significant theatre women each season.
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Irene Gandy is the only Black female member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. Since her career as a publicist began in 1968, she has worked on over 100 Broadway shows. Her recent productions include The Great Society, starring Brian Cox, American Son, starring Kerry Washington, and China Doll, starring Al Pacino. In 2008, she became the first female press agent to be immortalized with a Sardis caricature. She won a Tony Award as a producer for The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in 2012.
Ms. Gandy will be interviewed by Voza Rivers, founding member and Executive Producer of Harlem’s New Heritage Theatre Group, celebrating 55 years. Founder of IMPACT Repertory Theatre; 1st Vice President, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; Executive Producer HARLEM WEEK and Harlem Jazz & Music Festival and Chairman of the Harlem Arts Alliance, an arts service organization of 400 members. Nominated for a Grammy for the hit Broadway musical Sarafina!, and is an award-winning documentary filmmaker.
This program is produced by Ludovica Villar-Hauser.
This program is made possible with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Oral History Project also enjoys continued support from the Edith Meiser Foundation.