Laura Zabel uses the skills she developed as an actor in her role as a leader within the Twin Cities’ artistic community. She initiates projects that empower other artists and connects them with their audiences.

Why do you suppose Laura is successful at her job as Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts? What skills carry over from acting to her job with Springboard? Now write about something you are good at. What attributes do you have that contribute to your success in that area? What skills have you further developed because of your involvement?

Think of a way you can use your talents to help a community you belong to. Using Springboard’s CSA (Community Supported Art) as inspiration, plan a project to bring people together. Prepare a short presentation about how you would accomplish this. (Bonus points if you actually execute it!)