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A Big Hello from the Director of the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA)

Tessa LaNeve

Tessa LaNeve, Director of ESPA and New Arts Programming

Oh well, hello. How do you do? I must say, that shirt looks really nice on you.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Tessa LaNeve, and I’m the Director of ESPA and New Arts Programming at Primary Stages… and I have the best job in the world. Except for maybe the people who name nail polishes and lipsticks. I’ve always wanted to try that out.

So – the greatest job in the world? Making a home – like, a real home with comfy chairs and a kitchenette – for over 2,000 emerging and established artists at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA). Yes, the classes and workshops are stellar. And the faculty is the bee’s knees and the cat’s pajamas. But what makes ESPA a very special place is our belief in having a home. (more…)