Claudia Alick is a performer, producer, and inclusion expert. Named by American Theatre Magazine as one of twenty-five theatre artists who will shape American Theatre in the next twenty-five years, Alick has served as the founding Artistic Director of Smokin' Word Productions, is a NY Neofuturist alum, published playwright, recipient of NYC Fresh Fruit directing award, TedXFargo speaker, the Lilla Jewel Award for Women Artists, featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and former Community Producer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. At OSF for ten years she produced events such as The Every 28 Hours Plays, The Green Show, The Daedalus Project, OSF Open Mics as well as producing/directing audio-plays with OSF such as the Grammy nominated Hamlet. Her personal projects include her podcast “Hold On…Wait for it”, vlog “This Week in Cultural Appropriation”, StreetPoetry, and one-person show Fill in the Blank exploring disability and the medical industry. Claudia served on Oregon Arts Leaders in Inclusion, the steering committee of The Ghostlight Project, the steering committee for Black Theatre Commons, and is currently managing content with The Crew Revolution black female leadership, advising National Disability Theatre, co-president of the board of Network of Ensemble Theaters. Claudia Alick serves as founding executive producer of the transmedia social justice company CALLING UP whose projects include The Justice Quilt, Decolonizing Boards, co-artistic direction of The FURY Factory Festival, and consulting with foundations and companies around the country.