Member of the Week: Pascale Florestal and Lyndsay Allyn Cox
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Posted by: Geena Forristall
This week we're
recognizing TWO members of the week — Pascale Florestal and Lyndsay Allyn Cox. Although both of these artists have been members of the week before, we wanted to recognize the incredible work they've been doing for the New England theater community
for quite some time.
Recently, Pascale has been advocating for the theater community as the Arts Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the Mayors Office of Arts & Culture, helping to provide resources and disseminate information to artists all around Boston. Lyndsay has
been creating some incredible programming at the BCA with her Lunchtime Listening Sessions, amplifying the voices of BIPOC artists. And that's just the beginning of what these two artists have been doing!
Pascale Florestal (she/her/hers) is a Director, Educator, Writer and Collaborator based in Boston, MA. Her recent directing credits include; Back The Night by Melinda Lopez at Boston College, We Are Proud to Present… by Jackie Sibblies Drury at Brandeis
University, Marie & Rosetta by George Brant at Greater Boston Stage Company, Code Listen by Shaw Pong Liu at The Millenium Stage of The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Shrek The Musical! (Greater Boston Stage Company), and An Education in
Prudence (Open Theatre Project). Pascale has directed several staged readings of new plays by Michael Hisamoto, Marcus Gardley, Obehi Janice, Phaedra Michelle Scott, Lynne Brandon, Erin Lerch and Greg Lam. As an Assistant to the Director she has worked
with Kimberly Senior, Liesl Tommy, Billy Porter, Paul Daigneault and M. Bevin O'Gara. Pascale is also a dramaturg, recently working on Pass Over by Aniontte Nwandu with SpeakEasy Stage co-produced with The Front Porch Arts Collective. She also served
as the Boston Project Coordinator. She also serves as the Education Director for Front Porch Arts Collective where she created the Summer Reading Series and The Young Critics Program, an educational program that strives to foster and incubate the
next generation of arts critics. Her ten minute play Blended premiered at the Open Theater Project Slam this past December. She currently works as the Arts Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the Mayors Office of Arts & Culture. She is also an
Assistant Professor of Theater at Boston Conservatory where she teaches Devised Theatre.
Lyndsay Allyn Cox (she/her/hers) is a Boston based artist, curator, and activist. She is currently the Director of Theatre Arts at the Boston Center for the Arts where she launched BCA’s #HellaBlack series. Lyndsay holds a BA in Theatre Performance and
a minor in Vocal Music from Appalachian State University. Prior to joining the staff at the BCA, she was the Development Manager at Company One Theatre. From 2012-2017, Lyndsay was the Managing Director for Fresh Ink Theatre Company, a small company
dedicated to developing new work by New England based playwrights. During her early years as an arts administrator, Lyndsay volunteered with companies including New Exhibition Room and The Theater Offensive. She is currently a member of the Network
for Arts Administrator of Color’s (NAAC) steering committee. In 2019 Lyndsay was selected by WBUR’s The ARTery as one of the 25 millennials of color impacting Boston’s arts and culture scene. As an actor, Lyndsay has worked on productions with several
theatre companies including: BRIGHT HALF LIFE (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); THREE MUSKETEERS (Greater Boston Stage) CAROLINE, OR CHANGE (Moonbox Productions); WINTER PEOPLE (Boston Playwrights' Theatre); WITH GLITTERING EYES (Hibernian Hall); LEFTOVERS
(Company One); CROSSING FLIGHT (TC Squared); MEN ON BOATS (SpeakEasy); BARBECUE (Lyric Stage); BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK (Lyric Stage); and THE OVERWHELMING (Company One). TV and film credits include: CONSUMED (dir. Sloane Turner). Lyndsay is a
member of the Network of Arts Administrators of Color, Stage Source, and the Actors’ Equity Association. LyndsayAllynCox.com
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