In collaboration with ASU Kerr
and funded in part by a grant from Scottsdale Arts
NATALIE ANDREWS (CURATOR)
BRIDGE CORE Artist
Natalie Andrews is a voice coach, musician, actress, and creative, currently living and making in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Oklahoma, and has continued her studies of the voice through Vocal Health Education, a British NPO. Natalie’s career as a teaching artist started when she was in high school, and since then she has brought her passion for voice, music, and storytelling to many arts organizations including Idyllwild Arts, the University of Oklahoma, Arizona State University, Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Oklahoma Arts Institute, Commonwealth Theatre Center, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. She started her own voice studio in 2014 and is on a mission to help people find more joy, curiosity, and agency in their self-expression and communication. Natalie has been creating and producing with the Bridge Initiative since 2017 and is currently a Core Company Member of Southwest Shakespeare. Natalie is also a singer/songwriter, and is currently working on a debut album. heartsparkvoice.com
CYNDI COON (FACILITATOR)
Cyndi Coon is a Producer, Creative, Writer, Speaker, Explorer, Hiker, Camper, Music Lover, Reader, Storyteller, Community Builder, Connector and Time Traveler.
Cyndi received a Masters Degree of Fine Art from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona and a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cyndi taught at Arizona State University and in the Maricopa Community College system. Cyndi is the CEO, and Founder of Laboratory5 Inc., where she builds frameworks and human ecosystems to provide decision-makers in government agencies, military, higher education, NGOs and nonprofits with scenarios they need to take action. Cyndi is the Chief of Staff at the Threatcasting Lab, Producer at Applied Futures Lab, Producing Director at the Weaponized Narrative Initiative, and a producer for the president’s office at Arizona State University. Through these roles, she engages with multiple audiences across numerous mediums to create narratives for tools, training and applied outcomes. Topics she has created inside of include: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Coolabilities, Dual-Use Technologies, Ecosystems, Education, Experiential Events, Future of Sports, Gender, Information Shaping, Information Disorder, Justice, Moral Injury, STEM, Space, Threatcasting, Weaponized Narratives, and Covid-19. Cyndi is a subject matter expert in Information Shaping, Creativity and Threatcasting.
BRIAN FOLEY (FACILITATOR)
BRIDGE CORE Artist
Brian Foley is an Educator, Interdisciplinary Performer, Event Producer, and Theatre Director. He has been a vaudevillian and circus artist for more than thirty years, and has two degrees in theatre, one from NYU and the terminal degree from ASU, Phi Kappa Phi. His award-winning work has been seen around the country and around the world, and he uses his work to build a more just and sustainable community via imaginative and virtuosic play. You can learn more at vvphx.com
TAYLOR MOSCHETTI (FACILITATOR)
BRIDGE CORE Artist
Taylor Moschetti is a drama therapy intern and masters student. She has been a teaching artist for over ten years and has trained with the Kennedy Center on arts integration. She has used this training to develop programs using social-emotional learning and theatre throughout the community. She has led workshops and classes using this method at ASU Gammage, AZ Dept. of Education, BASIS education, AZ Commission on the Arts, and the Mesa Arts Center. She is also the artistic director of Laughing Pig Theatre, a committee member of the Arts & SEL Xrossing Guard committee for the AZ Dept. of Education, and a staff member for the Bridge Initiative. She has a passion for helping people find their own unique voice and is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Monthly Muse.
EXPLORE THE ARTISTS
Special Thanks To ASU KERR Staff
General Manager, ASU KERR
Production Manager, ASU KERR
ABOUT ASU KERR
ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(west of Scottsdale Rd. off of Rose Ln.)
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
ASU Kerr is a historic, self-sustaining venue that is part of ASU Cultural Affairs. Our small staff and facility strives to present a diverse mix of live music, storytelling and theater and share the unique stories of local, national and international artists. World music, indie folk, jazz, soul, baroque pop and more grace our stage each season. We currently produce free live streamed events to give greater access to music and storytelling, providing performance opportunities for artists and maintaining the connection between ASU Kerr, audiences, the arts and each other.
Consider helping sustain ASU Kerr with a donation to the venue. We are shouldering unprecedented costs in creating paid performance opportunities for artists that are free to the public during the venue’s temporary hiatus. As a self-sustaining venue, we our only income streams are from ticket sales, rental bookings and the generosity of donors.
We are doing our best to bring the joy of music and the arts to you in new ways, and hope those able to financially support the venue’s mission of Connecting Communities™ will do so. Your help is vital in ensuring that the shows will go on–online for now–and in person once it is safe for us to gather again.
The Bridge Initiative
The Bridge Initiative uses theatre to amplify historically underrepresented voices and build community, leading with gender parity.
The Bridge Initiative builds bridges between underrepresented groups and majority stakeholders. To this end, we:
- Aspire to anti-racism and amplification of all marginalized populations
- Hire majority female/trans/non-binary creative teams
- Provide equitable compensation for all production positions on and offstage
- Engage with the media
- Partner with other theatre companies locally and nationally
- Host community conversations
- Empower emerging and established local artists from marginalized groups to attain leadership positions
- Center access for both artists and audience
- Remain open to unanticipated projects that widen our inclusivity and reach