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We're also looking for Chapter Heads to revive formerly active chapters in the cities listed below. If you're interested in taking up the mantle, please complete this form and let us know which chapter you'd like to lead! Chapter Heads receive complimentary Harvardwood membership during their term of service.
- New Jersey
- SF/Bay Area, CA
- Seattle, WA
Below, meet our amazing volunteer Chapter Heads who make it all happen!
#HarvardwoodATL — Ashley Filip Hoffman AB '01, JD '06
photo and bio forthcoming
#HarvardwoodBOS / ON-CAMPUS — Adam Pachter AB '92
Adam Pachter '92 is a science-fiction screenwriter and an adjunct professor teaching American Literature at Cambridge College. He's also the editor of the FENWAY FICTION series of Red Sox anthologies. Adam's script HIBER is currently in development at Amazon Studios.
#HarvardwoodCHI — Barbara Sealock RDI '64
Barbara Sealock is a seasoned arts writer-journalist whose reporting on culture and classical music in Boston and Chicago is widely published in mainstream and industry press. Her work has appeared in publications such as People, Playbill , Boston, London's Choir&Organ, Clavier, the Christian Science Monitor, Strings, Music & Vision, the book, "21st Century Cellists," and other media channels. With a focus on the people, performance and creative process behind the scenes, her stories and profiles aim to further the connection between artists and their audience. A graduate of Oberlin and the former Harvard-Radcliiffe Publishing Program, she has a background in marketing and promotion for professional mid-career programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as communications for corporate marketing teams and providers such as Fidelity and Jack Morton Worldwide. Barbara is thrilled about the renewal of Harvardwood's Chicago chapter and the city's vibrant arts scene. She regards co-leadership as a privilege and unprecedented opportunity to help advance the interests and outreach of Harvard's Chicago arts community.
#HarvardwoodDC — Dayna Wilkinson MBA '81
Dayna Wilkinson is a child of the Amtrak Northeast corridor. A resident of the D.C. Metro area, she received a B.A. in Japanese Studies from Yale and an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School. When it comes to The Game, she roots for the underdog (and we all know who that is). An executive with experience in media, financial services and e-commerce, her work and client background spans public, privately-held and non-profit organizations and includes market development, channel management and strategy design & execution. A longstanding Harvardwood member, she has organized chapter events, joint activities with the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C. (of which she is a board member), and led a collaboration with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has written numerous Harvardwood Highlights profiles, received a HARVY Award for volunteer service, and participants in D.C.'s Harvardwood Writers Program and the Color Me Read Writers Group.
#HarvardwoodUK (London) — Uzma Hasan (GSE)
Uzma Hasan is the principal producer at Little House Productions. Her first feature THE INFIDEL was released internationally receiving critical and commercial acclaim, spawning a musical and Bollywood remake. Most recently, she was Executive Producer on multi award winning documentary FLYING PAPER. Her current slate includes projects with a diverse range of talent including Guillem Morales, Bert&Bertie, David Baddiel and co productions with Maven Pictures and Metrodome Distribution.
In addition to Little House Productions, Uzma consults for international film funds including Eurimages, the Council of Europe’s film fund and Harvardwood, the official network of Harvard alumni in the entertainment and media industries. She sits on selection committees for the British Independent Film Awards and Mira Nair’s Maisha Filmmaking Labs.
Prior to producing independently, Uzma was head of development at Slingshot Productions, with creative and commercial responsibilities across its entire slate. She has worked internationally, for independents and studios, with companies including Focus Features, The Salt Company and Tribeca Film Festival on the development, production and exploitation of feature films.
In 2010, Uzma was nominated by HRH Prince’s Trust for a Mosaic Arts & Culture Award; in 2012, she was nominated for the Asian Woman of Achievement Award and in 2013 she was awarded the British Muslim Award for Services to Creativity.
She graduated from University of Wales, Cardiff with first class honours in English Literature and went on to read Film and Literature at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where she was a Kennedy Scholar.
#HarvardwoodLA — Harvardwood Board
Harvardwood was originally founded in Los Angeles, which continues to be one of the organization's largest and most active chapters. Programs and events in Los Angeles are organized by the Board of Directors. For additional information about the LA Chapter, please email us!
#HarvardwoodNYC — Spence Porter AB '70
Spence Porter says he likes to write plays that are mostly somewhere on the outskirts of conventional theater—he loves using puppets and masks and dancers and onstage musicians, and basically he has a lot of fun doing all the things that people keep trying to tell him not to do. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and, in the course of a peripatetic childhood, lived in Minnesota, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Georgia again, and finally the Bronx, where he went to the Bronx High School of Science. At Harvard, he graduated with honors in Applied Math and Physics. This was followed by a year of wandering around Europe at Harvard's expense on a Henry Russell Shaw Fellowship, and then, after being expelled from the Iowa Writers Workshop(!), by theater school at Ohio University, where he got an M.F.A. in Playwriting. He then returned to the Bronx where he continues to experiment with work that fuses dance and puppetry and masks and music and theater.
#HarvardwoodCAN (Toronto): Skye Regan ALB '18
Skye R. Regan graduated from Harvard in May 2018, with Latin honors and a concentration in Psychology. Before leaving, Skye was also selected to give the Graduate Address at the Commencement Banquet held at Annenberg Hall. At Harvard, she was very involved in the arts scene. She wrote, directed, and performed in the award winning film The Shadows, which earned “Best Writing”, “Best Use of Prop” and “Second Place Overall” in the Harvard Undergraduate Film Association’s 48-Hour Film Festival. She also attended some writer’s room Wintersession workshops with Harvard alum Robert Carlock ‘95 (30 Rock, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) & Maria Arena Bell (Young & the Restless), organized by the OFA.
Skye is also a photographer and her work was featured in ARTS FIRST festival in a solo photography exhibition (later extended into Commencement 2018) at Memorial Hall entitled: Look Again: Interactions with Biodiversity & Structure. Her work was also included in the Harvard Student Arts Show at the gallery in the Ed Portal in Alston organized by the OFA with a mini collection titled: Above/Below. You can see more of her work here.
In terms of performance, Skye performed an original multimedia piece titled: Sight Unseen: Synergies in Music & Film, as part of the ARTS FIRST festival. Skye also performed as a Soprano for the Harvard Summer Chorus’ performance of Mozart’s Requiem. The performance – which was also a world-premiere of German composer, Michael Ostrzyga’s new completion of the work – was originally performed in Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard, and later at the Monadnock Music Festival in New Hampshire. As a musician, Skye has performed across several genres and in many venues, most notably at Toronto’s Koerner Hall.
Since graduating, she has gone on to launch Roaming Writers. In addition, Skye currently serves as the Vice President of the Harvard Club of Toronto, and as the Canadian Co-Chair of Harvard Women in Defense, Diplomacy and Development. She is currently developing three television series, a screenplay and is adapting her senior thesis into a manuscript.
In her spare time, Skye also enjoys volunteering with animals, tinkering with UX design, sorting out puzzles and riddles, jumping out of planes, and most notably dancing like an absolute fool to nineties music!
A.R.T. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: Adam Kern A.R.T. '08
The A.R.T. Alumni Association exists to advocate for the benefit of graduates of the Institute and current Institute students. We provide resources and funding to alumni and their collaborators to foster the creation, development, and presentation of theatrical readings, workshops, and productions for the general public, and to organize public forums on professional and artistic issues of concern to both A.R.T. Alumni and members of the greater dramatic arts community. Alumni of the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University share a unique experience. They trained under the nation’s foremost theater practitioners including Robert Brustein, Robert Woodruff, and now Diane Paulus. This exceptional training, together with the rich intellectual environment of Harvard University, creates truly distinctive, farsighted, imaginative, and intelligent theater artists. The A.R.T. Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are an all volunteer-run organization, which does not receive financial support from the American Repertory Theater, Harvard University or related entities.