About Rachel Grossman

Name: Rachel Grossman


Web Site: http://www.dogandponydc.com/

Bio: Rachel Grossman is a DC-based performing artist, administrator, and producer. She is the co-founder and Ring Leader for dog & pony dc and is the managing director at Washington Improv Theater. Rachel spent two years at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company launching their “connectivity” innovation and serving as the company’s first Connectivity Director. Connectivity primarily focuses on the engagement and investment of the audience community at a theatre; a passion, and even slight obsession, for Rachel. She spent four seasons as the Director of Education & Outreach at Round House Theatre and prior to that she managed programming in the education and community programs departments at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, and CENTERSTAGE (Baltimore, MD). She was an Associate Producer for the 2010 Source Festival and produced shows through DC political theatre group eXtreme exchange. Rachel is currently serving on the Interactivity Foundation’s Arts & Society panel, exploring the arts and public policy. Rachel was one of fifty theatre professionals selected to be part of Theatre Communications Group’s I AM THEATRE.

Posts by Rachel Grossman:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.