COVID-19 Episode 2: Virtual Not-for-Profit Services
The intricacies of COVID 19 caused cultural organizations to reinvent themselves in a new virtual world like never before. Tune in as Roslyn Nieves hosts a Zoom interview with Susan Agin, Executive & Artistic Director, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, along with the dynamic duo from the Josephine Foundation Andrew Koslosky, Chairman and Clyde Bullard, Artistic Director /Bassist.
Susan Agin has the distinct honor of not only being an accomplished performer, but also a highly respected arts administrator. As such, she's a true "theatre professional," who understands and appreciates the challenges and triumphs both on the stage, and behind the scenes.
Andrew Joseph Koslosky is an award winning performer, director, producer, and educator who enjoys philanthropic work that uses the arts as a tool to improve the quality of live for young people and adults. As the Chairman of the Josephine Foundation; he annually bestows Performance Awards (“The Josie Awards”) and Recognition Awards to special performances, individuals and programs.
Clyde Bullard is a producer and musician who has played with Bill Withers, Eddie Murphy, and The Weather Girls, Gloria Gaynor, Martha Wash, Freddie Jackson, Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredient, and the Delfonics, just to mention a few.
Watch this informative program as they discuss new virtual shows, programs and workshops that will keep you thoroughly entertained.
Queensborough Performing Arts Center: The cornerstone of the Performing Arts Center is the annual Professional Performing Arts Series. The Series was created to bring a high level of accessible world-class entertainment to the community at large. Throughout its over 50-year history, QPAC has successfully produced over 1,200 performances and served over 1 million individuals in its intimate 875-seat theater. QPAC is strongly committed to expanding public access to the arts for everyone. The center is a gem in the community that allows Queens' working families, younger generations and seniors the opportunity to enjoy first-rate performances locally. The performances are of the highest quality and QPAC strives to offer multi-cultural entertainment that mirrors the diversity of the borough. This diversity is reflected in a wide range of performances. The Center is also a learning laboratory that provides many cultural and artistic opportunities to the College's students in an effort to integrate the arts into the learning process.
The Josephine Foundation: The organization was founded in 2002 and incorporated in 2004, to honor and remember Josephine Koslosky, a woman who believed that by using arts and sports programs, young people and adults can reach for their dreams regardless of their background and financial status. Through their annual events and works, The Josephine Foundation raises money and distributes 100% of these funds to help give individuals and approved programs an opportunity to achieve their goals in life. Through the disciplines of properly run music, arts and sports programs, young people and adults can reach for their dreams regardless of race, color, creed, nationality, gender, age or financial status.
Visit QPAC.org and thejosephinefoundation.org to view their calendar of events, updated COVID-19 information and lists of live shows.
Re-cablecast television dates: Tuesday, July 12, 2020, at 10:00 PM, Spectrum Channel 1997; RCN Channel 85; and Verizon Channel 37 and Tuesday, July 19, 2020, at 10:00 PM, Spectrum Channel 1997; RCN Channel 85; and Verizon Channel 37.