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AMERICAN THEATRE | Deeksha Gaur Named Government Director of TDF

AMERICAN THEATRE | Deeksha Gaur Named Government Director of TDF


Deeksha Gaur. (Picture by Jacquelyne Pierson)

NEW YORK CITY: TDF, one of many nation’s foremost nonprofit service organizations for the performing arts and the operator of the TKTS low cost ticket cubicles, has named Deeksha Gaur to the submit of govt director, efficient Aug. 7. A co-founder and the present normal supervisor of the theatre critiques platform Present-Rating, Gaur succeeds longtime govt director Victoria Bailey.

“After having fun with Tory Bailey’s management for 22 years, we knew the bar was set excessive to seek out the subsequent nice visionary chief for TDF,” mentioned Gwen Marcus, chair of the TDF board of trustees, in an announcement. “I’m delighted to say that, after an exhaustive search, we discovered that particular person. Together with her years of expertise in each industrial and nonprofit theatre, and her dedication to rising audiences and accessibility for the performing arts, Deeksha is ideally suited to guide TDF in its subsequent thrilling chapter. We’re past thrilled.”

Add Bailey in an announcement, “Deeksha’s career-long ardour for constructing audiences, participating neighborhood, and speaking the ability of theatre, mixed together with her ability in utilizing expertise to attain these targets, means she is effectively positioned to guide TDF into the long run.”

In an announcement, Gaur mentioned, “For over 50 years, TDF has been main the cost to extend entry for all who want to take part in theatre, dance, and the stay arts. Certainly, below Tory’s regular and steadfast management during the last 20 years, TDF has lived its mission to get rid of limitations to attendance by way of its TKTS cubicles, its memberships, and its Entry packages. Now, in our subsequent chapter, we should proceed to increase entry, whereas additionally constructing even deeper, extra significant relationships with the various communities of NYC so that each New Yorker can really feel a way of belonging, pleasure in, and possession of town’s vibrant theatre and performing arts. Constructing new audiences for theatre has been a throughline of my profession, and I’m past honored to dive into this pressing work, because the business continues its post-pandemic restoration, with TDF’s passionate, considerate, and purpose-driven board and workers.”

Previous to her work managing Present-Rating, Gaur held senior advertising and PR positions at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Firm, Two River Theater Firm, and Lengthy Wharf Theatre. She has served on the boards of Second Stage Theater, Ars Nova, and House on Ryder Farm, the place she was board treasurer. She shall be an adjunct professor at Fordham College this fall, and has visitor lectured in arts advertising at New York College, Howard College, and Yale College. She is a recipient of a TCG New Era Future Leaders grant and the Foundry Theatre’s Producer’s Chair award. She can be a broadcast crossword constructor. Initially from India, Deeksha grew up in London, and now lives in New York together with her husband and their two (theatre-obsessed) youngsters. She has an M.A. (Cantab) in Historical past from Cambridge College and an MFA in Theatre Administration from Yale Faculty of Drama.

Based in 1968, TDF (previously referred to as Theatre Growth Fund) is a nonprofit service group devoted to bringing the ability of the performing arts to everybody. TDF’s mission is to maintain stay theatre and dance by participating a broad and numerous viewers and eliminating limitations to attendance. ITs packages embrace the TKTS by TDF low cost cubicles; the TDF Membership program; accessibility packages together with open captioning, audio description, autism-friendly performances and the veterans theatregoing program; training and neighborhood engagement packages that serve greater than 12,000 New York Metropolis college students yearly and 1000’s of underserved people; in addition to the TDF Costume Assortment Rental and Analysis Applications.

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