Pamela Cooper, President
Pamela graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA, Magna Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ithaca College. She began her career as a lighting and special effects designer at the internationally famous Music Center in Los Angeles. Pamela designed shows at the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson, Kennedy Center, in Las Vegas, on Broadway, and soon after traveled with top entertainers all over the world producing and promoting their concerts. Design and road management were a natural move into personal management. Pamela’s first management client was the multiple award winning director/ choreographer Michael Peters. Some of her theatrical producing credits include co-producing Galas with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and as a producer with Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Steve Baruch, Tom Viertel and Mars Theatricals on the play My Old Lady, producer on Broadway’s Leap of Faith and Off-Broadway’s Be by Mayumana. Currently she is developing musicals for Broadway and managing the best talent in the world.
Chi chi anyanwu, Manager
ChiChi Anyanwu graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Communication and minor in Theater studies. She is the founder of the popular social media resource group NYC Black Theatre Network with over 16,000 members and growing. She started off her career working behind the scenes in the world of casting with the Kuntu Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, New Black Fest, ABC/Sony Television, Summer Stage and indie films. She is currently a co-producer on the annual Now Africa: Playwrights Festival at NYU. Her past producing projects include the 1st Gen Nigerian Project workshop at the Bank Street Theatre and the workshop production of the Humanitas Award winning play “Good Grief” written by her sister Ngozi Anyanwu at the INTAR Theatre. She is so excited to be part of the Cooper Company family where she first started off as a fresh faced assistant. ChiChi has a strong passion for the arts and loves to develop up and coming talent. Follow Now Africa on Twitter and Instagram @NowAfricaFest
CHRIS BLASTING, MANAGER
Chris, a native of Syracuse, NY, received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo. He started his career in theatrical management interning with Tony Award-winning producer Eva Price at Maximum Entertainment. Chris then interned at 321 Theatrical Management, before coming over to The Cooper Company. Prior to working in management, Chris was a music director for regional theatres, national tours, and Off-Broadway productions.
He is excited to be a part of the Cooper Company, and is excited to continue to create artistic opportunities and develop talent in the theatrical arts.