Blair Nodelman is a Boston based theatre maker, writer, and communications activist. Swept up east by way of Berkeley, CA and Albuquerque, NM, she graduated from Tufts University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and American Studies with a concentration in Representation and Performance in the Arts and Humanities. Blair is now enrolled in the Emerson College Master of Arts Public Relations program with a concentration in political communications, graduating in December of 2019. She has tailored her graduate studies into a series of projects that address the inequities surrounding women’s health and reproductive rights, including pioneering a photography campaign regarding the economic inequities of menstrual products. Her photographs were featured in Mass NOW’s Period Pop Up Art Show in the Massachusetts State House as part of an advocacy campaign for the “I AM.” legislative bill, which would provide free menstrual products in schools, homeless shelters, and prisons.
Concurrent with her studies, Blair is the Marketing and Communications Fellow at ArtsEmerson as part of a two year program, where she is responsible for community outreach initiatives, content creation, curating and contributing to the ArtsEmerson blog, copy, and communication with media partners, as well as managing a team of student employees and assisting them to develop marketing skills.
In addition, Blair is the Marketing Coordinator at Fresh Ink Theatre Company, a fringe theatre company in Boston producing new work by emerging playwrights, where she curates and manages all digital and email content, as well as participating in the play submission process. In other digital spheres, Blair recently redesigned FUSION Theatre Company’s website and now serves as the website manager and graphic designer, working remotely to ensure Albuquerque continues to enjoy high quality, professional theatre.
An avid activist, Blair is part of the communications team of IfNotNow, a movement of young American Jews against the Occupation in Israel/Palestine who believe in freedom and dignity for all. She is also an organizer with Never Again Action, a national movement of Jews against ICE, as a leader on the opinion editorial campaign and communication strategy team. Blair’s articles regarding Judaism and activism have been published with Teen Vogue, Hey Alma, and Artists’ Theatre of Boston.
In her minimal free time, Blair can be found cuddling with her cat, Lila, planning her next outdoor adventure, or perfecting her homemade hummus recipe.