Laurie Brown Kindred

Assistant Director of Finance & Facilities • Production Manager\

Laurie Brown Kindred has managed and created live entertainment and special events for more than twenty years, ranging from Broadway, Off-Broadway, China, Theme Parks, corporate events, non-profit and so much more.  Since 2009, and still counting, she has managed the annual cultural event Japan Day @ Central Park for Gorgeous Entertainment, which is attended by more than 50,000 people in one day.  She most recently served as Managing Director for The Center at West Park, responsible for converting the West Park Presbyterian Church into a cultural arts center and organizing its capital campaign restoration project.  For fourteen years, she was Vice-President to Town Square Productions, Inc., where she served as Production Manager for the original international award-winning musical KaTonga at Busch Gardens Tampa (winner of 2004 IAAPA’s Big E Award), Wagner’s GOTTERDAMMERUNG with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and SeaWorld Adventure Parks’ Believe, in which she also served as Video Director (winner of 2006 IAAPA’s Big E Award and THEA’s Best Outdoor Show Award).   She also managed China’s first Broadway production, Soul of Shaolin in 2009, and the 2008 Chinese production of Dream of Red Chamber at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.  As  Associate General Manager, she worked on Broadway’s A Tale of Two Cites and Off Broadway’s Summer of ’42 & All Too Human (also directed).   She earned her BFA from Stephens College, in Columbia MO, the second oldest women’s college in the country.  In her spare time, Laurie enjoys volunteering for Riverside Valley Community Garden, the only edible garden within the New York City Parks & Recreation system, which serves West Harlem and supplies several harvests to local soup kitchens on an annual basis.