Neighborhood Productions began in 2010 as
the theatrical production company of Amanda Feldman and Dorit Avganim.
With more than 20 years experience between them, and more than a hundred shows and events under their belts, this duo has expanded their work to include business, finance, and marketing strategy, nonprofit advising, and brand development.
Dorit Avganim is a change agent, leader, finance whiz, and strategist with progressive experience in Arts Administration, Events, TV and Film, and Special Effects production. As a PhD Candidate in Public & Urban Policy at The New School, Dorit uses her skills to promote social justice and empower communities through mission driven organizations, social entrepreneurship, and digital media. Recent and ongoing projects include: StyleLikeU (Strategic program Director), ArtsPool (finance Manager), U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (financial strategist, “Strategic Advisor of Treasures”), The Assembly (board president, consulting producer), The Brooklyn Commune Project: The View from Here (researcher, author, facilitator, and lead of creative producing team), Slightly Altered States (consulting producer). Other companies and projects include: PearlDamour, Half Straddle, Blood Play (The Debate Society), Elephant Room (RainPan 43), Pick Up Performance Co(s), LMCC’s River to River Festival, Gala production for Parson’s Dance 30th Anniversary, and YADDO. Dorit is also co-founder of arts collective Group Theory.
Amanda Feldman a creative producer, manager, and theatre advocate. Amanda is currently the Producer of The Foundry Theater. Recent producing credits include: Family Play (1979 To Present) (The New Ohio), The Foundry Theatre’s Good Person of Szechwan (The Public Theater), The Capables (The Gym at Judson), Bureau of Missing Persons (The 4th St Theatre), Tar Baby (DR2 Theatre), and Olives And Blood (HERE). She led CollaborationTown, A Theatre Company as their Managing Director from 2003 – 2006 and again from 2011 – 2014. She is the Lead Coordinator of History Matters/Back To The Future, an organization dedicated to encouraging the study and performance of plays by historic women playwrights. From 2006 -2011 she was the General Manager of the Lark Play Development Center. Prior to Lark she worked with various non-profit and commercial theatre companies including: Nikos Associates, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE, The Shubert Organization, and Richards/Climan, Inc. She is a Judge-At-Large with the NY Innovative Theatre Awards and she is the Lead Coordinator with the NYC World Theatre Day Coalition.