PA Presenters champions its members in the presentation of artistically excellent, culturally diverse, and broadly entertaining performing arts programs that benefit their communities.
History of PA Presenters
Why PA Presenters?
PA Presenters, established in 1987, is a consortium of individuals, businesses, and organizations dedicated to presenting and touring the live, performing arts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its neighboring states.
Members include performing arts presenters, agents, artists and service organizations, who establish dynamic peer-to-peer connections, network, and learn from each other.
Most importantly, PA Presenters creates opportunities for it members to DO BUSINESS whether it be booking, creative partnerships, co-learning and more.
Board of Directors
President: Larry Kosson
Founder and President, Kosson Talent
Vice President: Todd Fogdall
President & CEO, Appell Center for the Performing Arts
Treasurer: Cathleen Stephen
Director Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College
Secretary: Pam Komar
Executive Director, Citizen’s Bank Children’s Theater Series, EQT Bridge Theater Series, EQT Children’s Festival – Manager of Children’s Theater Programming, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
President, Baylin Artists Management
Artistic Director, Hillman Center for the Performing Arts
Arts Administrative Specialist, Penn State - Harrisburg
Founder, SHARP Dance Company
Programming Manager, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Director, KU Presents! - Kutztown University
PA Presenters Service Award
What is the PA Presenters Service Award?
This award is given to an individual who has made a meaningful volunteer contribution to PA Presenters or to the presenting field as a whole. Leading a tour or working on a strong routing would not necessarily be the one single exemplary qualification to earn the award. The award should be given to an individual who goes “above and beyond” the performance of their regular paid responsibilities and regular expectations of a PA Presenters member.
Between 2009-2012 PA Presenters annually acknowledged a Pennsylvania presenter who had provided exemplary service to the organization. In 2012, the board of directors moved to open up this annual honor to recognize any of our incredible members working in any part of the field, as well as outside of the state, who contribute to the work of PA Presenters.
A piece of art created in Pennsylvania is given as a token of achievement to the winner.
Select awards presentations can be found on Youtube.