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PRODUCER - Tess Driscoll

The Producer oversees the organization, facilitates coordination among tech, business staff, cast, and production staff and runs weekly meetings. He or she also serves as the liaison to the University community.

 

Tess is a fourth year completing an Interdisciplinary Major of Arts Administration, Anthropology, and Drama.

Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Contact her at 
producer@firstyearplayers.org

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Kate Giesler

The TD is in charge of all technical aspects of the show, from building the stage and set to wiring the sound and lighting. During Tech Week, the TD is in charge of the SAB and oversees the technical crew. During the semester, the TD is in charge of selecting the Tech Staff and performing any approved equipment rentals.

 

Kate is a fourth year majoring in English.

Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Contact her at 
technicaldirector@firstyearplayers.org

BUSINESS MANAGER - Josie Suddeth

The Business Manager is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the show. He/ She obtains the rights to the show each semester, runs the house during the show, is responsible for all budgets, oversees publicity and fundraising campaigns, sits on the selection committee for the new musical and much, much more!

Josie is a fourth year majoring in Leadership and Public Policy and Foreign Affairs.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact her at businessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

ASSISTANT PRODUCER - Heath Yancey 

The Asst. Producer helps the Producer oversee the organization. He or she coordinates all rehearsal, performance, and meeting places, keeps minutes and attendance of all Production meetings, compiles and distributes the A-staff contact list, serves on the Selection Committee and performs any other task deemed Assistant Producerly.

Heath is a second year majoring in Psychology.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Contact her at assistantproducer@firstyearplayers.org

ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER - Leona Gaither

The Assistant Business Manager helps the Business Manager oversee the financial aspects of the organization. He or she organizes the fundraising campaign for parent and alumni support of the show. He or she creates the show program, and serves as the House Manager for the production.

Leona is a second year with an undecided major.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact her at 
assistantbusinessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR - Cecily Farrell

The Publicity Chair is in charge of advertising for the show. The Publicity Chair's responsibilities include: flyer-ing, table tents, and show t-shirts which are worn during production week as another form of advertisement. Overall, this office is in charge of making sure that the greater UVA community knows about our shows and comes to see them.

Cecily is a second year with an undecided major.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR - Jessica Ferebee

The Publicity Chair is in charge of advertising for the show. The Publicity Chair's responsibilities include: flyer-ing, table tents, and show t-shirts which are worn during production week as another form of advertisement. Overall, this office is in charge of making sure that the greater UVA community knows about our shows and comes to see them.

 

Jessica is a second year majoring in Biology.

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR - Nick Martinez

The Publicity Chair is in charge of advertising for the show. The Publicity Chair's responsibilities include: flyer-ing, table tents, and show t-shirts which are worn during production week as another form of advertisement. Overall, this office is in charge of making sure that the greater UVA community knows about our shows and comes to see them.

 

Nick is a second year majoring in Media Studies

Contact him at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

CO-HISTORIAN - Sadie Frymire

The Historians are responsible for creating and distributing a video scrapbook and maintaining historical records of FYP. The Historians are also in charge of creating picture bios of the cast and staff before the opening of the show.

Sadie is a third year majoring in English in the Curry School

Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Contact her at 
historian@firstyearplayers.org

CO-HISTORIAN - Emily Perkins

The Historians are responsible for creating and distributing a video scrapbook and maintaining historical records of FYP. The Historians are also in charge of creating picture bios of the cast and staff before the opening of the show.

 

Emily is a third year majoring in Government and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. 
 
Contact her at 
historian@firstyearplayers.org

ALUMNI CHAIR - Julia Landini

The Alumni Chair is responsible for keeping our talented Alumni connected with one another and with the organization. Each semester, the Alumni Chair produces a newsletter with exciting updates from both the alumni and the organization itself. The Alumni Chair is also responsible for eliciting monetary support from our Alumni & helping to set up alumni-friendly events.

Julia is a fourth year majoring in Economics and Math.

Contact her at alumnichair@firstyearplayers.org

FUNDRAISING CHAIR - Aubrey Hill

The Fundraising Chair is responsible for organizing tabling on the Lawn to sell tickets for the show. He or she is also responsible for conducting the staff auction in which FYP staff members or events they host are sold to the organization. The 50/50 raffle is also organized by the fundraising chairperson.

 

Aubrey is a second year majoring in Psychology and Drama.

Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Contact her at 
fundraisingchair@firstyearplayers.org

SOCIAL CO-CHAIR - Julia Paraiso

The Social Chairs are, as their name implies, in charge of social functions for the semester. One of the best parts about FYP is that everyone is close and has a good time together outside of rehearsals. They work hard, and they play hard. Social Chairs plan meet-and-greets and parties, allowing everyone to have fun and get crazy together, fostering that closeness.

Julia is a second year majoring in Government and Media Studies.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact her at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

SOCIAL CO-CHAIR - Elise Nugent

The Social Chairs are, as their name implies, in charge of social functions for the semester. One of the best parts about FYP is that everyone is close and has a good time together outside of rehearsals. They work hard, and they play hard. Social Chairs plan meet-and-greets and parties, allowing everyone to have fun and get crazy together, fostering that closeness.

Elise is a second year majoring in Biology.

Contact her at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

SOCIAL CO-CHAIR - Micah Rucci

The Social Chairs are, as their name implies, in charge of social functions for the semester. One of the best parts about FYP is that everyone is close and has a good time together outside of rehearsals. They work hard, and they play hard. Social Chairs plan meet-and-greets and parties, allowing everyone to have fun and get crazy together, fostering that closeness.

Micah is a second year majoring in Media Studies and Spanish.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Contact him at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

WEBMASTER - Maeve Konouck

The Webmaster is responsible for creating updating, and maintaining FYP's presence on the world wide web. The FYP web site is not only a source of information for the general public about our organization and upcoming shows, but also a historical record of our past shows and a way to keep past, present, and future members or our organization informed about upcoming events.

Maeve is a second year majoring in Biology.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact her at webmaster@firstyearplayers.org

Diversity and Inclusion Chair - Julia Paraiso

The Diversity and Inclusion Chairs (or DiveIn Chairs) are the newest positions on the Production Staff. They are responsible for helping FYP increase, maintain, and value diversity and inclusion through recruitment, community engagement, and consistent support.

Julia is a second year majoring in Government and Media Studies.

Contact her at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

Diversity and Inclusion Chair - Jessica Ferebee

The Diversity and Inclusion Chairs (or DiveIn Chairs) are the newest positions on the Production Staff. They are responsible for helping FYP increase, maintain, and value diversity and inclusion through recruitment, community engagement, and consistent support.

Jessica is a second year majoring in Biology.

Contact her at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

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Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.