10/18/20 Board Meeting - Minutes

Listed below are some key notes and/or action items from the Board Meeting that occurred on October 18th, 2020 from 10:30AM-12:30PM.


Key notes:

  • The board has finalized resources and are looking into the permit portion of the façade project.

  • The call to community members has been sent to the community to participate in search for the new Managing Director. Responses are currently being reviewed.

  • The Veteran Listening session will be on October 26th. The date of the 'Other Abled' Listening Session is TBD.

  • Board members and certain staff are continuing to take diversity and inclusivity courses

  • Keisha Zollar is undertaking external review of BIG's core curriculum

Listed below is the full meeting minutes from the Board Meeting that occurred on October 18th, 2020 from 10:30AM-12:30PM:

Type of Meeting: Regular board meeting
  1. Call to order

  2. Roll call

  3. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Open issues
  1. Façade update

  2. We finalized resources and we are looking into the permit portion of this process


  1. Process for MD search

  2. Call to community members sent

  3. Responses being reviewed


  1. Status of current diversity initiatives/ideas

  2. Update on remaining Listening Sessions

  3. Veteran Listening Session--10/26 tentative date

  4. Email sent to community asking to confirm Veteran/Active Duty status

  5. Moderators-secured

  6. Jennifer B. to follow-up

  7. Other Abled Listening Session+ --Date TBA

  8. Moderator being secured

  9. Jennifer B. to follow-up


  1. Ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

  2. Board members and certain staff taking diversity and inclusivity courses

  3. Educational resources being compiled.

  4. Continuing Courses focusing on D&I in theater spaces

  5. Creating library of D&I resources

  6. Action item that is further down the line.

  7. Jeffrey R. to follow up

  8. Volunteer presented option for D&I resources- along with discussion of informal vetting

  9. Creating surveys for community members


  1. Demographic survey

  2. Survey for students to fill out virtually after each class


  1. Equity survey

  2. Do we need community member assistance on this task?

  3. Erin F. coordinating will reach out to volunteer for assistance


  1. Classes/Programming

  2. Updating Curriculum

  3. Michael released a community email as to status on 10/16/2020

  4. Future emails as to status will be forthcoming

  5. Keisha Zollar is undertaking external review of the core curriculum


  1. Handbook

  2. Updates.


  1. On-going drafting discussions

  2. Adanna S. and Liz M.

VII. Adjournment


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