Al Heartley (he/him/his) is a Principal at ALJP Consulting. In addition to his consulting work, Al is the managing director of the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University. Al is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and has worked for various regional theaters across the country including the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Cleveland Play House, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He currently serves on the boards of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and the Yale Summer Cabaret.
Francesca Fernandez McKenzie (she/her/hers) is an Associate with ALJP Consulting. She is a 1st generation pin@y californian actor, educator and theater maker. She is a co-Founder of Encompass Collective NYC, an ensemble of teaching artists trained at Yale School of Drama offering actor training and consultation for BIMPOC artists at sliding scale rates. She is currently an educator at Waterwell Drama Program, Urban Arts Partnership, and the Yale Dramat Association. She is also serving as a Vice Chair for the RED (Representation, Equity, Diversity) Initiative for the Kennedy Center American Theater College Festival, Region 1.
Rose Figueroa (she/her/hers) is an Operations Associate with ALJP Consulting. She is a Stage Manager and Arts Administrator. Rose is currently based in South Florida where she freelances as a Stage Manager and is also currently the Administrative Coordinator at the National New Play Network. Rose has a passion for facilitating the artistic processes of new work in the new play field and widening the reach of new work. She is committed to her ongoing journey of merging her passion for human centered practices, inclusiveness, diversity, and accessibility in an equitably diverse arts ecosystem.
Jocelyn Prince (she/her/hers) is a Principal at ALJP Consulting. She is also on faculty in theater and performance studies at Northwestern University, where she serves on the advisory board of the Black Arts Consortium. Jocelyn is a graduate of Bradley University and Northwestern University and has worked with theaters across the country including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Court Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Cleveland Play House, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Jocelyn is a frequent staffer and volunteer with the Democratic Party. She was a staff field organizer for the 2008 Obama for America, 2016 Hillary for America, and 2020 Kamala Harris for the People campaigns.
Megan Sandberg-Zakian (she/her/hers) is an Associate at ALJP Consulting. She is a theater director with a passion for the development of diverse new American plays & playwrights, and a co-founder of Maia Directors, a consulting group for artists and organizations engaging with stories from the Middle East and beyond. Her book There Must Be Happy Endings: On a Theatre of Optimism and Honesty is available from The 3rd Thing Press. Megan is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She lives in Jamaica Plain, MA, with her wife Candice.
Leandro A. Zaneti (he/him/his) is a Senior Consultant at ALJP Consulting. He is a Brazilian-American creative producer focused on developing and producing live performance by and for people of color. He is a co-founder of Codify Art, a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist collective foregrounding the work of queer and trans artists of color. He has previously worked at organizations around the country including The Public Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, The New Group, Yale Repertory Theatre and Capacity Interactive, a digital marketing consulting company for the arts. Leandro is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Brown University.