Global Gab: Grant Writing 101

April 26, 2022

Do you find the task of grant applications really daunting?? You’re not alone. 

Global Gab heard you and we will be bringing in 2 professional grant writers on April 26, 7:30pm ET. Alongside host Jody Doo, learn all about the array of grants available and what’s right for you and your project. 


First up, we bring you Roseann Evans - Director of Foundation and Government Funding at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She has helped both small and large institutions attain grants throughout New York City and now New Jersey. Next, we have Jolene Noelle - Rattlestick’s very own Institutional Giving Manager. She has also worked on grants for Theaterlab, University of Colorado Denver and freelance grants for theaters across the country. 


Let Global Gab help you secure that funding and finally get that passion project on its feet!

Roseann Evans

Roseann Evans is the Director of Foundation and Government Funding at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Ms. Evans holds a Masters of Science in Management from Warner University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons - New School of Design, and certificates from Fordham University in Program Marketing and Columbia University, Teacher’s College in Non-Profit Management. Additionally, Ms. Evans has over 20 years of non-profit experience with grant-writing, program development, marketing/graphic design, website/online fundraising, special event, board development, and organizational strategic planning within small and large institutions ($1mil to $100mil) throughout New York City and now New Jersey.  

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Jolene Noelle

Jolene Noelle is a dramaturg, producer, story consultant and grant writer. Grant writing experience includes: Institutional Giving Manager, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Program Manager and Programming Grants for Theaterlab; Grants Coordinator for the University of Colorado Denver and dozens of successful freelance grants for theaters across the country. Successful proposals from major institutions include the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Shubert Foundation; Howard Gilman; Virginia B. Toulmin; A.R.T./New York, New York Community Trust; DCLA; NYSCA; NEA and many more.

Recent producing/dramaturgy projects include the multiple award-winning film The Subject featuring Aunjanue Ellis and Jason Biggs; award-winning webseries Tuesday Nights; Wendy, Peter, Peter, Wendy written by Joshua Conkel for Single Carrot Theatre; ACE, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning comedian Ted Greenberg in Philadelphia and Off-Broadway NYC. Generative Dramaturg member of the New Georges Jam. MFA: Columbia University

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Jody Doo

Jody Doo is an actor and host, born and raised in sunny Singapore. She is passionate about using her work to uplift minority voices. As an actor, Jody pioneered the role of Sunny Lee in the U.S premiere of White Pearl (Studio Theatre), and has been seen in international commercials. As a host, Jody has a decade of experience - Universal Studios Singapore, rock climbing competitions, national cultural events, to name a few. She is now the host and producer of Global Gab - a monthly virtual panel discussing immigrant topics - where she seeks to dig deep with fellow immigrant artists. She also holds a B.A in Communications from University at Buffalo. Find out more about her work on

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