Lisa Mount & Cooperating Consultants

Lisa Mount Lisa Mount refuses to specialize. As the Director of Artistic Logistics she works as a consultant with non profit arts organizations, and facilitates dynamic meetings for groups large and small. Past and current clients include the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Childsplay, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Foundation, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, Pig Iron Theatre Company, the Network of Ensemble Theaters, and Theatre Communications Group. As an independent artist she produces, directs, and appears in contemporary performance work, including the acclaimed community story plays, Headwaters :: Stories From A Goodly Portion Of Beautiful Northeast Georgia, Headwaters: Birth, Death and Places In-Between, and Headwaters: Didja Hear? at the Sautee Nacoochee Center from 2007 – 2013. She toured with the DeLuxe Vaudeville Orchestra as rhythm banjo player from 1994 to 2006. Before embarking on her consulting career in 1997, Lisa served as the Managing Director of 7 Stages theater in Atlanta. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre, with honors, from Lewis and Clark College.  She has served as the Board Chair for Alternate ROOTS, the Atlanta Theatre Coalition, and Georgia Shares, a workplace giving campaign. Lisa received the 1996 “Abby” Award from the Atlanta Arts and Business Council for Outstanding Arts Professional, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2008. In 2009, she was given the first Paula Vaughn Community Arts Lifetime Achievement Award by the Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies.  She currently serves on the boards of Alternate ROOTS and the Network of Ensemble Theaters.


The Estate of Jo Carson. Jo was the author of nine books including Stories I Ain’t Told Nobody Yet which is taught widely in Appalachian Literature courses.  In 2008, TCG published Spider Speculations: A Physics and Biophysics of Storytelling, which considers how stories work in our bodies and our lives.  Liars, Thieves, and Other Sinners on the Bench is a collection of Jo’s favorite material from the community story plays she wrote, published by TCG in 2009.   Jo won five national awards for her traditional plays (including the Kesselring Prize for Daytrips) and these plays have been produced widely in this country, including at Hartford Stage Company, the Women’s Project in NYC and the Los Angeles Theatre Center.  In addition to the first two Headwaters scripts, Jo also wrote more than 30 plays for a variety of communities in this country from 1992 to 2012.  Deep knowledge of Jo’s  how-to’s of story collecting and writing for communities are available as a consulting service from Artistic Logistics.


Kathie deNobriga Kathie deNobriga is an independent arts consultant, specializing in strategic planning, building organizational capacity, staff/board retreats and creative conflict engagement. Her client list includes the Network of Ensemble Theaters, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. deNobriga is also on the Arts & Democracy national team. She trained as a mediator with the Atlanta Justice Center, and served on city council and as mayor of Pine Lake, GA for a total of 12 years.

After graduating from Wake Forest University, Kathie’s early work included managing/artistic director of the Temple Theatre in Sanford NC (where she played a major role in the successful campaign to renovate the historic vaudeville house); Visiting Artist in Smithfield NC for the NC Arts Council; and a member of the acting ensemble with The Road Company of Johnson City TN. A founding member of Alternate ROOTS, a regional service organization for arts and activism, Kathie served as ROOTS’ executive director for ten years.

Gerard Stropnicky explores “Theatre of Place” through Ensemble, Documentary and Community Performance.  A director, writer and actor, he graduated from Northwestern, studied with Alvina Krause, and in 1978 co-founded Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE), where he worked for the next 34 years.  At BTE he acted in well over 100 productions, and he has directed 62 productions to date, at BTE and elsewhere, and written, co-written or devised a score more. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, devised from 200 years of letters to local Bloomsburg newspapers toured nationally, was featured on NPR, and was published in 1998. In rural communities such as Harlan KY, Sautee-Nacoochee GA, and Colquitt GA, as well as in Bloomsburg, he creates and directs large-scale original site-specific productions featuring community casts using local story to celebrate, challenge, and address intractable issues. He is a co-founder of the Network of Ensemble Theaters. He has consulted with many arts organizations and has designed several theatre buildings and institutions. He was named United States Artists Lowe Fellow in Theater Arts in 2010. He is also a 2010 Grandin Award winner for his service to the autism community. With his wife Kathy Baas, and inspired by their son, William, he co-founded CampEmerge, a camp for families touched by autism.


MK Wegmann MK Wegmann is President and CEO of the National Performance Network, which supports national and international touring and commissioning; and an independent consultant working with artist-focused organizations in the performing and visual arts fields. Her presenting experience includes 14 years at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and six years as Managing Director of Junebug Productions. She is one of the founders of the Louisiana Presenters Network, a past Board Chair of Alternate ROOTS, and has served on Presenting Panels for the NEA, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Mississippi Arts Commission, and others. Among her consulting clients are Chamber Music America’s Rural Residency program, Urban Bush Women, and the Alabama Dance Council.


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