The 16/17 Ambassador Project

On the Boards Ambassadors are cultural and civic leaders who bring new voices and perspectives to programs; and share our programs with new communities. The Ambassador Project at OtB is now in its fourth season.

This season the project divides into two areas of focus:

Program Ambassadors, who will work closely with OtB staff on Open Studio, the NW New Works Festival, music events, and other public presentations; and The Ambassador Writers Corps, experienced writers and artists who develop responsive and critical content around On the Boards performances or write about specific issues in our creative and civic community. Each will write an in-depth profile on a local artist performing in the 16/17 Season at OtB. We are thrilled to spotlight and learn from different voices in our community, as well as advance the cause of in-depth arts critcism and response.

Read reviews, previews, observations and more from our 16/17 Ambassador Writers Corps.

Ambassadors Portraits by 15/16 Ambassador Tessa Hulls

James Holt | composer, podcaster, and arts administrator.
Dani Tirrell | dancer, performer, choreographer and dance educator

Daemond Arrindell | poet, performer, activist, and teaching artist.
Elissa Favero | art historian, educator, arts writer
Koushik Ghosh | economist and philosopher
Imana Gunawan | journalist, choreographer, dancer, social media manager
Michelle Penaloza | poet and teacher
NKO Rey | artist, explorer, thru hiker
Imani Sims | writer, activist, and poet
Natalie Singer-Velush | editor, journalist, poet, teacher
Petra Zanki | dance and performance maker, choreographer, teaching artist, editor

For more information on The Ambassador Project, please contact
Betsey Brock, Executive Director |


Ambassador Alumni
15/16 OtB Ambassadors
14/15 OtB Ambassadors
13/14 OtB Ambassadors



The Ambassador Project is graciously sponsored by

Join us in our Studio Theater for the third installment of Performance Lab, OtB's new incubator for new and in-progress short works by regional artists. INFO I TICKETS

Join us at Oxbow Seattle in Georgetown for a site-specific performance by keyon gaskin. March 22 -24. INFOTICKETS 

Curator Ali Rosa-Salas will present a lecture about their work to OtB audiences on Sat, Mar 23 as part of our ongoing Studio Visit & Lecture series. As part of their visit, they will also visit with a handful of local artists. INFO I TICKETS