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 is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Communication & a Theater Studies minor. She is also a producer for NOW AFRICA: Playwrights Festival. In partnership with the Center for Art and Public Policy and the Institute of Performing Arts at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Anna Deavere Smith’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue. NOW AFRICA’s mission is bridging the continental divide and to expose the community to playwrights from the African Diaspora. Her past producing projects include workshop productions of the 1st Gen Nigerian Project at the Bank Street Theatre and the Humanitas Award winning play “Good Grief” written by her sister Ngozi Anyanwu at Off Broadway’s INTAR Theatre. In her spare time, she is an audience development consultant and curate’s black theater nights for Off Broadway theaters. Follow on instagram via @chichi.anyanwu.31 & @nowafricafest