Indaba Theatre Board
Donna Cotterell, President
Shauna Smith, Vice President
Paul Rutkovsky, Treasurer
George James, COO
Andi Watts, Executive Secretary
Manuel Paez, Manager
Michael Hawes, Honorary Member
Mark Masserly, Honorary Member
Donna Cotterell, founder and President of Indaba Theatre of New England and Indaba Theatre of
Florida, both 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations under the umbrella of Indaba of New England, Incorporated was selected as one of Brockton, Massachusetts Women of the Year in 2012.
Currently, Donna and business partner Shauna Smith with the help of Board members and volunteers have a created a garden and mural project in Tallahassee, Florida. The warehouse space is in the initial phases to become a performance art center. The interior stage will be dedicated to Frank A. Shefton who became President of Indaba of New England until his passing in November 2020.
Mentoring is at the core of Indaba Theatre. We are an affiliate of the National CARES Mentoring Movement.
Tallahassee Indaba CARES Mentoring will launch with Indaba and Associates grand opening.
We at Indaba and Associates believe that we facilitate growth by using the arts, mutual aid and urban farming for sustainability.
Indaba is a Zulu word for coming together for a meeting or purpose.
Our mission is to inspire, empower, uplift and create healthy outlets of self-expression, using theater as therapy to help people overcome obstacles in their life.
Through our work and commitment, we hope to build a brighter, more fruitful community and empower those that we encounter.
As a healing focused theater company, committed to engaging our community and all the institutions that make up our communities, we integrate artistic vision into the everyday experience of being alive to uplift the human spirit.
White Ribbon Gala, 2019
Domestic violence awareness:
Men pledge to speak out!
Conversations for Change: Intersectional Feminism, 2017
Rad Kids Activism Club, 2017
Stories for Peace Concert, 2017
Donna Cotterell is a featured storyteller.
No Promised Tomorrows, 2015
Marigold Days, 2015
Community Healing Days 2021
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