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Joan Duddy, Founding Administrator, TBTB and Dance Curator, Advocate. 1/26/37 - 11/7/15. Dearest TBTB family, friends, colleagues and fellow artists. With profound sadness, we wish to report that Joan Duddy, TBTB board member, founding administrator, colleague, friend and wife to TBTB founding Artistic Director, Ike Schambelan, passed away early Saturday morning, November 7, 2015 in Cambridge Massachusetts. After a difficult year of loss, Joan is now at peace with her husband. Joan Duddy was a pioneer in New York City’s downtown dance movement and the founder and director of the dance program at the Dia Center for the Arts in SoHo.  Her work influenced countless numbers of artists.  As a founding administrator for TBTB, Joan was a powerful advocate for our theater and mission and she helped to build TBTB into what we are today.
She will be sorely missed. Click here to access Joan's NYTimes obituary

As 2015 draws to an end — a year bookended by loss and transition — let’s not forget how far we’ve come and how much we’ve managed to accomplish! and let’s not forget who helped us to get there.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa. And a happy and prosperous 2016 to us all