TYA/USA on Tour @ Imagination Stage – NEA Keynote


Greg Reiner joined the NEA as the director of theater and musical theater starting in September 2015. Reiner manages NEA grantmaking in theater and musical theater and represents the agency to the field.

Most recently, Reiner was executive director of Classic Stage Company in New York City, where he launched CSC’s Musical Theater Initiative, the organization’s largest fundraising campaign, and implemented new education programs such as a Teen Council and a Shakespeare scene and monologue competition. Prior to that, Reiner was founding executive director of Tectonic Theater Project in New York City, where he received a Tony nomination for Best Play as one of the producers of 33 Variations. At Tectonic, Reiner also designed and managed the simultaneous opening of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later in 150 theaters in all 50 states, DC, and eight countries, on the same night, with livestreaming and social media outreach. Reiner has also served as managing director at The Actors’ Gang in Culver City, California, and at the Shakespeare Festival/LA.

Reiner received his bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola Marymount University in 1998.

Nancy Daugherty has been an Arts Education Specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts since June 2000 and is currently serving as the Arts Education Team Lead. She has works with applicants in the disciplines of dance, literature, theater and musical theater. Daugherty also works with state arts agency arts education managers helping design an annual professional development institute through the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Arts Education Partnership. From 2004 through 2007 she managed the agency’s Summer Schools in the Arts program, a national initiative designed to assess student learning and offer potential models of rigorous, standards-based arts education. Prior to her federal service she was the Arts Education Coordinator for the West Virginia Commission on the Arts where she managed the Governor’s Task Force on Arts in Basic Education. She has served as a facilitator, presenter, consultant, panelist and conference planner for many state and national arts organizations. She attended Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC and is a graduate of West Virginia University.