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Book Release and Panel Discussion: Raising the Curtain

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Paul Hansen and guest panelists at Indy Reads on March 16th at 2pm for the release of his new book, “Raising the Curtain”.

On Saturday, March 16th, at 2pm, join Paul Hansen for a discussion of his new book, Raising the Curtain: Technology Success Stories from Performing Arts Leaders and Artists. The discussion will be followed by a Question & Answer session and book signing. This discussion is appropriate for all ages.

The panel will include:
– Paul Hansen, author
– Malia Argüello, production manager at Indiana Repertory Theatre
– Devon Ginn, director of inclusion & community partnerships at Indiana Repertory Theatre
– Julie Maslov Goodman, president and CEO of IndyArts Council, moderator

Proceeds from all purchases made through Indy Reads directly support our adult education and community & family programs!

Raising the Curtain: Technology Success Stories from Performing Arts Leaders and Artists is a compelling resource and a fun read for anyone who loves the performing arts. Through interviews with organizations and artists across the U.S., you’ll learn the ways they’re using technology in areas such as creating artistic works onstage and for streaming, growing audiences, and saving time and budget by streamlining communication.

Whether you’re a board member, an administrative or production staff member, or a performing artist, you’ll find numerous ideas and solutions through technology.

Interviewees are from the performing arts sector across the U.S, focussing on theater, dance, and music. These include Indiana Repertory Theatre, Miami City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, SFJAZZ, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Aspen Music Festival, and Jacob’s Pillow.


Paul Hansen: Paul is a Marketing, Creative + PR Consultant, primarily working with performing arts organizations. As Marketing Director for Dance Kaleidoscope, a medium-size company in Indianapolis, Paul navigated the challenges of using technology in new ways for nearly 12 years. During that time, he served on the Marketing Task Force for the Arts Council of Indianapolis to create a cohort of arts marketers for sharing ideas and resources—Paul’s idea for this book came directly from that experience. Paul is also a professional actor and Adjunct Faculty at the Jordan College of Arts, Butler University, teaching Acting for Dancers.

Brett Ashley Crawford, PhD: Brett is an Associate Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and runs the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory, a research center at Heinz College. Her research interests focus on the arts but cross many areas: arts management, audience engagement /user experience, technology in the arts, climate, and social justice. She has presented lectures and workshops globally from University of Helsinki to the National Arts Marketing Project. She holds an MFA in arts administration and a PhD in theatre history and criticism. She has worked extensively in theatre management, beginning as a stage manager to running 3 theatres in NYC and Maryland.

This event is Pay-What-You-Can! Here’s what your suggested donation can do for the Indy Reads community:

FREE – This ticket is for attendees that would like to attend this event and are unable to purchase a ticket. Indy Reads values our community and facilitators. We are proud to provide programming to all. Thank you for being a part of our community!

$10 – This donation covers the cost of one attendee to this event. Indy Reads strives to bring the very best programming to Fountain Square and all Hoosiers. Thank you for helping us to keep our quality programs accessible for all!

$20 – This donation covers the cost of two attendees to this event. If you are attending as an individual, your ticket at this level makes it possible for another who cannot afford a ticket to attend. It is only through the generosity of our community that we are able to support programs that enrich the lives of all Hoosiers. Thank you for your support!

Other – “Pay-What-You-Can” really does mean pay what you can. Indy Reads appreciates that every one of our community members is able to support our vision of 100% literacy for all in different ways. Whether you can pay $5 or $50, we are so excited to see you – and thank you for your support!


March 16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Indy Reads
1066 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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