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Miranda Wright

Founder & Director

Miranda launched Los Angeles Performance Practice in 2010, and the LAX Festival in 2013. Miranda comes from a theater background, and works as an independent producer and performance curator. She began her career with several internationally collaborative projects, producing work in Havana, Kampala, Kigali, and Prague. She has worked with Center Theatre Group, Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA, and CalArts Center for New Performance, among other, on special projects and initiatives. Miranda is currently the Curatorial Artist in Residence at CAP UCLA. In 2015, she was awarded a Cultural Exchange International Fellowship through the City of Los Angeles and the British Council to work with ArtsAdmin in London. And, she is the 2014 recipient of the Richard E. Sherwood Award, awarded annually by Center Theatre Group to an innovative and adventurous Los Angeles theater artist of promise.

Rachel Scandling

Senior Producer

Rachel’s background in dance influences her love for producing performance and interactive events. Since its opening in 2012, Rachel has been a lead producer of programming at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, creating and executing some of the city’s largest events, including LA’s first central New Year’s Eve celebration and 3D projection mapping of City Hall. She is also an associate producer with The Industry, LA’s premiere experimental opera company. She was a part of the producing team for the ground-breaking production of Crescent City in May 2012, and worked on the internationally-acclaimed, wireless-headphone opera Invisible Cities at Union Station the following year. Prior to her work with Grand Park, Rachel coordinated development efforts with Segerstrom Center for the Arts, moving to LA to fundraise with The Music Center in 2009. Rachel began working with LAPP at The Bootleg during the inaugural Live Arts Exchange in fall of 2013. She also teaches yoga in Echo Park and morning coffee is the most important thing on her to do list.

George Lugg


George has been working in the field of contemporary dance and performance for more than 25 years. He was on the founding team that launched the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater and served as Associate Director of REDCAT for a decade. Through REDCAT’s annual New Original Works Festival and ongoing Studio series, he presented more than 250 new works and works-in-progress by Los Angeles artists. He was an Associate Producer for two editions of RADAR L.A. and served as Hub Site Representative for the National Dance Project (2012–14), Lead Program Consultant in the Performing Arts for the Creative Capital Foundation (2011–2012), and on the U.S. curatorial team for the National Performance Network’s Performing Arts Asia Project (2011) and Performing Americas Project (2009–10).