Ann Marie Lonsdale (she/her) is an arts professional with 15 years of experience in production and administration in New York City and Chicago. She cut her teeth working with innovative and experimental live performance as a performer, stage manager, and producer of theater and dance, with The Hypocrites, the Vittum Theater (now Adventure Stage Chicago), the side project, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Sitelines dance and performance festival.
As Director of Programs and Deputy Director at A.R.T./New York, a unique service organization for New York’s nonprofit theatre community, Ann Marie oversaw a suite of services for theatre companies and artists including grants, loans, professional development, and convenings for the field, as well as managing an organizational operating budget of over $4 million.
As an administrator, she worked as Program Manager for the Creative Capital Professional Development Program, as General Manager at CPR – Center for Performance Research, a community-driven space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that supports artist working in dance and experimental performance.
Ann Marie has done training with artEquity, and is actively engaged in a national community of practice for anti-oppression work in the theatre and arts generally, training on convening and teaching, and with Cathy Wasserman of Self Management Strategies.
Ann Marie has also worked in the performing arts community as an educator, facilitator, grant panelist, and speaker with organizations such as TCG, Theatre Bay Area, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arts Westchester, APASO, National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and others. in 2020, Ann Marie has been involved in the co-creation of the Freelance Artist Resource Project, and is a founding member of its Producing Collective. This project is an iterative and responsive resource created for individual artists in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and which will continue to evolve as this global situation changes the ways we work, create, and gather.
Ann Marie is a proud graduate of The University of Chicago and holds a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. She grew up in Oakland, CA.