We’re pleased to welcome six new board members to Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Board of Directors:

• Natasha Vijay Munshi, Dean of the Rubel School of Business, Bellarmine University
• Michael Wade Smith, Chief of Staff and External Affairs, University of Louisville
• Kaila Adia Story, Associate Professor/Audre Lorde Chair in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville; Co-host of Strange Fruit Podcast
• Moira Scott Payne, President, Kentucky College of Art and Design
• Stephen George, President, Louisville Public Media
• Robert Barry Fleming, Executive Artistic Director, Actors Theatre of Louisville

The board, currently led by Board President Scott Schaftlein, Vice President Seema Sheth, Treasurer Todd Lowe, and Secretary Jonathan Lowe, also includes Natalia Bishop, Chris Coffman, Mia Simpson Culp, Angie Evans, Aaron Jahn, Barbara Juckett, Stewart Lussky, Jennifer Mackin, Corrie Shull, Robbie Tindall, Karl Victor III and Stacey R. Wade.

Board President Scott Schaftlein shares, “We are thrilled to grow our board with some of the best and brightest leaders in Louisville. The new members bring a phenomenal breadth of experience, deep ties to a broad cross-section of the Louisville community, and innovative thinking with national and global perspective to Actors Theatre of Louisville. We’re excited that they’re joining us at this pivotal moment and will play a critical role in defining and driving our strategic plan for the future of Actors.”

Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming shares, “This is an astounding collective of some of the brightest leaders in Greater Louisville, and they all bring a passion for the art of storytelling and are beautifully aligned with our mission and vision. Their cultural competence and resourceful gifts of emotional intelligence and intellectual rigor bode well for the future of an institution centered in equitable, entrepreneurial, service-oriented artistry and civic engagement. Actors Theatre of Louisville, the preeminent arts and culture organization as social enterprise, is sure to benefit mightily from their stewardship, as are the diverse communities and constituents we serve in Kentuckiana, across the nation and the globe.”