Corbett Barklie
Corbett Barklie

Corbett Barklie is committed to deep engagement with artists and artist collectives whom she believes are the backbone of the creative community. It is the brave new work undertaken at the grassroots level that informs the field, and expands the palate of the arts consumer. Corbett was the founding Director of Loretta Theatre, the Executive Director of ARTS Inc., and served as the Deputy Director of Development for Center Theater Group. She worked with the NEA as an assessor and consultant in their Challenge & Advancement Program. She has operated her own arts consulting business since 2000 and is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Southern California, School of Theatre, and a trainer for the Center for Cultural Innovation.

She produces new work in theater by local artists and encourages unexpected collaborations.

Q&A

LOCATION: Echo Park

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/corbettbarklie

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Vacancies

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Little Dom’s

FAVORITE WRITERS: Mike Schlitt, Beth Henley, Anton Chekov

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Lillian Hellman

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Anna Deavere Smith

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Irish Punk

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: It’s yeasty

ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): I produce new theatre work and throw dinner parties

Recent Articles
Los Angeles Theaters Hook Up With Ladies Arm Wrestling
Los Angeles Theaters Hook Up With Ladies Arm Wrestling
Corbett Barklie discusses the shortfalls of traditional arts gatherings and the value of alternative convenings like L.A. Ladies Arm Wrestling.
Why Are Nonprofit Arts Groups Looking More and More Like Social Service Organizations?
Why Are Nonprofit Arts Groups Looking More and More Like Social Service Organizations?
Corbett Barklie suggests that the willingness of artists to cooperate with arts authorities has stifled their voice of disagreement and dissent, turning nonprofit arts into a society of Pollyannas.
Irish Music in America: Shamrockabilly in the Inland Empire
Irish Music in America: Shamrockabilly in the Inland Empire
Craic Haus is an Irish/Hillbilly band from the Inland Empire led by songwriter, singer, drummer and guitarist Danny Oberbeck. Together they have developed Craic Haus' signature sound: Shamrockabilly.
Bridging the 'Mystic Divide' Between Audiences and Art
Bridging the 'Mystic Divide' Between Audiences and Art
Corbett Barklie explores the idea that an individual theatrical experience is very much affected by the venue.
The Desertification of Imagination
The Desertification of Imagination
There's lots of talk about artists behaving more like entrepreneurs lately. The idea is that an artist who is able to easily sell their artistic product has a better chance of making a living at it. This trend is impacting artistic conversations all over the country.
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