Indira Etwaroo, Ph.D.
Executive Producer, WNYC Radio, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space , New York City, Age: 37
Indira Etwaroo is the founding executive producer of WNYC Radio’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, a state-of-the-art performance venue. Prior to joining WNYC in 2006, Etwaroo worked for a year in Ethiopia with a group of refugee Somali women and children, under the auspices of a Fulbright Scholarship.
Upon her return to the United States, she worked at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she oversaw some of the most notable education and humanities’ programming. She received BAM’s Dance Africa Council of Elders Service Award; the Education and Community Heritage Award from Bed-ford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.; and various other awards, grants and fellowships. She is currently an adjunct professor at Temple University.
“The work is about the journey and the discovery along the way. It’s not just about the destination,” Etwaroo says. Her own journey, she adds, has been enriched by the deep sense of compassion and tolerance shown by her mother, Dorothy Etwaroo. “I stand upon her shoulders,” she says.
Etwaroo has written and presented scholarly and artistic work for venues throughout the United States and internationally. From working and living abroad, she has expanded her views on global issues and appreciates the complex intersections between culture, politics and art. She quotes T.S. Eliot: “We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / nd know the place for the first time.”
Quote: "We must never cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time." - T.S. Eliot
Facebook or LinkedIn: Both
What artist would you go on tour with: Orpheus Chamber Ensemble
Spectator or athlete: Both
First car: Burgundy Toyota Corolla
Favorite comedian: Whoopi Goldberg
Number of countries visited: 14
Last movie: The Reader