Production Staff: Fall 2021

Want to get more involved but don't know where to start? Our production staff members would be happy to field any questions, comments, or concerns you have about auditions, positions, or the organization in general!

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PRODUCER – Julia Ruth Preston

The Producer oversees the entirety of First Year Players, unifying production staff, artistic staff, technical crew, pit orchestra, and cast. Among their duties are coordinating regular organization-wide staff meetings, convening a committee to choose the next show, and serving as liaison to the greater University community.

 

Julia (she/her) is a fourth year studying History and Music with a minor in Religious Studies!
 
Contact her at producer@firstyearplayers.org

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Cecily Farrell

The Technical Director supervises the technical crew and all technical aspects of the show, from building the stage and set to wiring the sound and lighting. They are in charge of all operations at the show venue and select the members of the technical staff and crew.

Cecily (she/her) is a third year studying Pre-Professional Architecture and Environmental Sciences!
 
Contact her at 
technicaldirector@firstyearplayers.org

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BUSINESS MANAGER – Elise Nugent

The Business Manager is responsible for all financial aspects of the organization. They obtain the rights to each semester's show, run the house during the show, are responsible for establishing and maintaining all budgets, handle expenditures and donations, and oversee publicity and fundraising campaigns.

 

Elise (she/her) is a fourth year studying Cognitive Science and Italian Studies!

 

Contact her at businessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT PRODUCER – Caroline Simmons

The Assistant Producer supports the Producer in overseeing the organization. They coordinate all rehearsal, performance, and meeting spaces, keep minutes and attendance of all production and staff meetings, document members' contact information and voting eligibility, and perform any other tasks assigned by the Producer.

Caroline (she/her) is a third year studying English and History with a minor in Global Education!

Contact her at assistantproducer@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER – Zoe Calderazzi

The Assistant Business Manager aids the Business Manager in executing the financial responsibilities of the organization. They solicit advertisements for the production's program, design and distribute the program, and assist with ticket sales and seating for the production.

Zoe (she/her) is a third year studying
Foreign Affairs!


Contact her at 
assistantbusinessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Adriana Gao

The Publicity Chair promotes First Year Players performances and events to the University community and beyond. They prepare publicity initiatives and materials, maintain the organization's social media presence, design and distribute merchandise, and strengthen connections with other performing arts organizations both on and off Grounds.

 

Adriana (she/her) is a second year studying Cognitive Science and Commerce!

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Julia Muratore

The Publicity Chair promotes First Year Players performances and events to the University community and beyond. They prepare publicity initiatives and materials, maintain the organization's social media presence, design and distribute merchandise, and strengthen connections with other performing arts organizations both on and off Grounds.

Julia (she/her) is a second year studying Computer Science!

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR – Aldi Argante

The Social Chair fosters the community that makes First Year Players unique. They plan and find venues for parties and other social events throughout the semester. The Social Chair ensures not only that first years get to know and feel comfortable around one another, but that they become seamlessly integrated into the rest of the First Year Players family.

Aldi (he/him) is a third year studying Architecture and Music!

Contact him at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR –  Kyndal Harrison

The Social Chair fosters the community that makes First Year Players unique. They plan and find venues for parties and other social events throughout the semester. The Social Chair ensures not only that first years get to know and feel comfortable around one another, but that they become seamlessly integrated into the rest of the First Year Players family.

Kyndal (she/her) is a third year studying Drama and English with a minor in Data Science!


Contact her at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR – Julia Nelson

The Social Chair fosters the community that makes First Year Players unique. They plan and find venues for parties and other social events throughout the semester. The Social Chair ensures not only that first years get to know and feel comfortable around one another, but that they become seamlessly integrated into the rest of the First Year Players family.

Julia (she/her) is a third year studying Speech Communications Disorders and Drama!

Contact her at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Ava MacBlane

The Historian maintains the historical records of First Year Players. They are responsible for capturing and archiving photos of First Year Players events, creating a video scrapbook of the performance, issuing a newsletter with weekly updates, and taking headshots of the cast and artistic staff to display at each performance.

Ava (she/her) is a second year studying Spanish!


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Elise Ebert

The Historian maintains the historical records of First Year Players. They are responsible for capturing and archiving photos of First Year Players events, creating a video scrapbook of the performance, issuing a newsletter with weekly updates, and taking headshots of the cast and artistic staff to display at each performance.

 

Elise (she/her) is a second year studying Music and Speech Communication Disorders!


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Holly Acker

The Historian maintains the historical records of First Year Players. They are responsible for capturing and archiving photos of First Year Players events, creating a video scrapbook of the performance, issuing a newsletter with weekly updates, and taking headshots of the cast and artistic staff to display at each performance.

Holly (she/her) is a second year studying Government and Media Studies with a minor in Drama!


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

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ALUMNI CHAIR – Maeve Konouck

The Alumni Chair keeps our alumni connected with First Year Players. Each semester,they produce a newsletter with updates on the current happenings in the organization. The Alumni Chair is also responsible for maintaining up-to-date contact information, managing the alumni donation process, and organizing alumni-friendly events.

Maeve (she/her) is a fourth year studying Medical Anthropology with a minor in Biology!

Contact her at alumnichair@firstyearplayers.org

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FUNDRAISING CHAIR – Omega Ilijevich

The Fundraising Chair coordinates events and campaigns to help support all that we do as an organization. Among their primary responsibilities are setting a fundraising goal and leading the staff auction(s), during which events hosted by members are sold to the organization.

Omega (she/her) is a third year studying Public Policy and Media Studies!

 
Contact her at 
fundraisingchair@firstyearplayers.org

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FUNDRAISING CHAIR – Tylar Schmitt

The Fundraising Chair coordinates events and campaigns to help support all that we do as an organization. Among their primary responsibilities are setting a fundraising goal and leading the staff auction(s), during which events hosted by members are sold to the organization.

Tylar (she/her) is a third year studying Psychology!
 
Contact her at 
fundraisingchair@firstyearplayers.org

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAIR – Iz Sheridan

The Diversity & Inclusion (or DiveIn) Chair is the newest addition to our production staff. They guide the organization in its promotion of, and recognizing value in, diversity and inclusion through awareness, community engagement, and steadfast support.

Iz (she/her) is a second year studying Government and Media Studies with a minor in Spanish!

Contact her at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAIR – M'kayla Ainsworth

The Diversity & Inclusion (or DiveIn) Chair is the newest addition to our production staff. They guide the organization in its promotion of, and recognizing value in, diversity and inclusion through awareness, community engagement, and steadfast support.

M'kayla (she/her) is a second year studying Media Studies with a minor in Drama!

Contact her at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

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WEBMASTER – Miles Jackson

The Webmaster is responsible for creating and maintaining First Year Players' presence online. This website is not only a source of information to members and the general public alike about our organization and upcoming productions, but it also hosts a detailed record of our past productions. The Webmaster is also the head of all Listservs for the organization.

Miles (he/him) is a third year studying Music and Cognitive Science with a minor in French!


Contact him at webmaster@firstyearplayers.org