Production Staff: Spring 2022

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 – Caroline Simmons (she/her)

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.

 

Caroline is a third year studying History and English with a minor in Global Education!
 
Contact her at producer@firstyearplayers.org

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – John Fitzgerald (he/him)

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.

John is a third year studying Chemical Engineering and Computer Science!
 
Contact him at 
technicaldirector@firstyearplayers.org

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BUSINESS MANAGER – Adriana Gao (she/her)

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.

 

Adriana is a second year studying Cognitive Science!

 

Contact her at businessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT PRODUCER – Holly Acker (she/they)

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.

Holly is a second year studying Foreign Affairs with a minor in Drama!

Contact them at assistantproducer@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER – Emily Stute (she/her)

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.

Emily is a second year who is pre-Commerce!


Contact her at 
assistantbusinessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Lydia Newman (she/her)

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.

 

Lydia is a third year studying Media Studies and Drama!

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Ava MacBlane (she/her)

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.

Ava is a second year studying English and Spanish!

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Graham DiLorenzo (he/him)

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.

Graham is a third year studying computer Science and Leadership and Public Policy!

Contact him at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR –  Kyndal Harrison (she/her)

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 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 – Aubrey Hill (she/her)

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.

Aubrey is a fourth year studying Psychology and Drama with minors in Religious Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality!

Contact her at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR -- Matthew Tucker (he/him)

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.

Matt is a second year studying History and Education!


Contact him at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Bridget Williams (she/her)

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.

 

Bridget is a second year studying History and Biology!


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Julia Muratore (she/her)

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.

Julia is a second year studying Computer Science!


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

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ALUMNI CHAIR – Emilia Couture (she/her)

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.

Emilia is a third year studying Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality!

Contact her at alumnichair@firstyearplayers.org

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FUNDRAISING CHAIR – Austin McNichols (she/her)

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.

Austin is a second year studying Environmental Science!

 
Contact her at 
fundraisingchair@firstyearplayers.org

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAIR – Iz Sheridan (she/her)

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 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 (she/her)

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 is a second year studying Media Studies with a minor in Drama!

Contact her at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

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WEBMASTER – Holly Sims (she/her)

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.

Holly is a third year studying Leadership and Public Policy and Environmental Science!


Contact her at webmaster@firstyearplayers.org