Rebecca (Hutton) King
Rebecca Hutton is Theater of Inclusion’s (TOI) innovative Chief Executive Officer. Her creative thinking, attention to detail, and genuine care for a client’s experience set the tone for TOI’s commitment to providing high quality experiences.
After studying ballet at Point Park College and performing with a professional modern dance company, Hutton returned to her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, where she began collaborating with her TOI business partner Dante Ventresca.
Believing that the arts are comprised of transferable skills such as organization, inquiry, problem solving, cooperation, and communication, Hutton has provided the guiding vision for Theater of Inclusion since 2000.
Hutton has administered TOI projects for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and many other clients.
Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indiana Governor’s Award for Tomorrow’s Leaders, and the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.
Big Idea: “The Invisible Learning Environment”
When we discuss learning environments we often talk about the design of physical space: where to put the walls, how to organize the chairs, how to create common spaces. But what about the relationships that take place within those walls? Can we be as intentional about how we treat one another? How do we design interaction expectations in order to facilitate meaningful, supportive working relationships? By teaching the mechanics of respectful behavior we can create richer learning experiences.