Creativity Conversations’ guest today is Nina Meehan, episode 53.Nina Meehan is the CEO and Founder of the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) in San Francisco, CA.

BACT celebrates the power of imagination and provides children with the tools to become creative thinkers: imagination, storytelling, collaboration, self expression and critical analysis/feedback.

In addition to her work with BACT, Nina is also an award-winning director, playwright and producer and a dedicated arts educator, with expertise in youth development and nonprofit management. Her work focuses on nurturing innovation in children and connecting people in our increasingly digital world.

Nina’s award-winning theatrical work as CEO of BACT has reached more than one million kids and adults and has toured nationally and internationally. Some of her most recent credits include: the adaptation of Chelsea Clinton’s book, She Persisted; Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and the New York Times bestselling Goodnight Construction Site series.

But wait, there's more! Nina has received the Alumna of the Year Award from Head-Royce School (2020); the Diablo Valley Innovation Award (2020); the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Director and Best New Musical (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (2018); was an invited speaker at Visioni in Bologna, Italy, and an invited speak at a conference hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nina also serves as Board President for TYA/USA and was named as one of Red Tricycle’s Moms Who Rock. Nina’s work has been spotlighted in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, American Theatre Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Barron’s, Red Tricycle, ABC News, NBC News and CBS News.

To find out more about Nina’s work and BACT, email nina@bactheatre.org.

-Creativity Conversations explores the nature of our infinite creative potential. You need to know this! You are creative, too, even if you don’t yet consider yourself to be. Creativity is as simple as being open and curious, creating interesting things, solving problems, finding solutions and being in the “flow”. It’s essence is always and everywhere the same.

- Nina Lockwood is a transformative coach, author, speaker and artist who helps people discover who they really are, what they really want and how to go for it.

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