DP Arts is a registered 501(c)(3) organization run by a board of directors. Our fabulous board members include:
- Ricky has been a fixture on the Philadelphia arts and activist scene for over 20 years. He is currently Treasurer of DP Arts Consortium. He serves on the Board of Directors for PhillyCAM, where ”Dumpsta Players Presents” airs on television each week.
- He is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Dumpsta Players.
- Acting theatre credits include: Painted Bride Arts Center “Our Living Legacy AIDS & Arts Festival”, Wilma Theatre, 1812 Productions, 14 productions with Barrymore Award-winner writer/composer Michael Ogborn, and Tom Wilson Weinberg.
- Activism includes: ACT UP, Grassroot Queers, Safeguards Project, and fundraising including: Bryson Institute for LGTBQ Youth, William Way LGBT Community Center, WAVE, SMART, Action AIDS, The Mazzoni Center and Alex’s Lemonade Stand as DJ for BabyLovesDisco.
- John is a mainstay of the Dumpsta Players and DP Arts Consortium. He is the communications coordinator for the veterinary school at Penn and the staff photographer for the theater group Quince Productions.
- Cathy is a consultant whose work focuses on the arts, activist nonprofits, and publishing. She has 13 years of experience in these fields, and is passionate about the ways art can be used for social justice and education. Cathy also taught courses on film, feminism, queer and transgender studies, and visual culture at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of California-Davis. She brings her interest in community education to her work with DP Arts.
- Cathy is the Founder and Director of Philly Queer Media, which brings together the vibrant filmmakers, installation artists, performers, digital media creators, social justice activists, musicians, authors, and scholars in Philly who use their work to advocate for gender and sexual justice.
- She is also the Founder and former Director of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Queer Cinemas project, and one of the organizers for the Phreak ‘n Queer Arts & Music Festival here in Philly. Cathy is also a scholar who just finished a book called Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms (which is a cultural history of blood as it was mobilized across 20th century US medicine, media, and military policy), and author of several articles and book chapters about feminism, queer/transgender studies, dance, immigration and state violence, film and media, and cultural studies.
- Website: cathyhannabach.com
- Twitter: @channabach