FYP Production Staff: Spring 2021

Want to get more involved and don't know where to start? Here are the people who can help you out!

Contact them for general information about FYP – they'd be happy to field any questions, comments, or concerns about auditions, applications, or the organization in general!

PRODUCER – Julia Ruth Preston

The Producer oversees the entirety of First Year Players, facilitating coordination among tech, business staff, cast, and production staff. He/she runs weekly staff meetings with the entire organization and also serves as the liaison to the greater University community.

 

Julia is a third year studying History and Music with a minor in Religious Studies!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
 
Contact her at 
producer@firstyearplayers.org

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Cecily Farrell

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 Student Activities Building and oversees the entire technical crew. During the semester, the TD is in charge of selecting the Tech Staff and performing any approved equipment rentals.

 

Cecily is a third year studying Environmental Sciences!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
 
Contact her at 
technicaldirector@firstyearplayers.org

BUSINESS MANAGER – Elise Nugent

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!

 

Elise is a third year studying Cognitive Science and Italian Studies!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Contact her at businessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

ASSISTANT PRODUCER – Tylar Schmitt

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

Tylar is a second year studying Psychology!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Contact her at assistantproducer@firstyearplayers.org

ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER – Micah Rucci

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

Micah is a third year studying Media Studies and Spanish!

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Contact him at 
assistantbusinessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR – Chris Lin

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 UVA community knows about our shows and comes to see them.

 

Chris is a second year studying Anthropology and Foreign Affairs with a minor in Drama!

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Contact him at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR – Holly Sims

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 UVA community knows about our shows and comes to see them.

Holly is a second year studying Environmental Sciences!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR – Miles Jackson

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 UVA community knows about our shows and comes to see them.

 

Miles is a second year studying Music and Cognitive Science with a minor in French!

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Contact him at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

CO-HISTORIAN – Lydia Newman

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.

 

Lydia is a second year studying Drama!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

CO-HISTORIAN – Meggie Ferguson

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.

 

Meggie is a second year studying Drama and Psychology with a minor in French!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

CO-HISTORIAN – Omega Ilijevich

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.

 

Omega is a second year studying Public Policy and Media Studies!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

ALUMNI CHAIR – Maeve Konouck

The Alumni Chair is responsible for keeping our Alumni connected with one another and with FYP. 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.

Maeve is a third year studying Medical Anthropology with a minor in Biology!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Contact her at alumnichair@firstyearplayers.org

FUNDRAISING CHAIR – Aldi Argante

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.

Aldi is a second year studying Architecture and Music!

Pronouns: He/Him/His
 
Contact him at 
fundraisingchair@firstyearplayers.org

SOCIAL CO-CHAIR – Emilia Couture

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 play hard. Social Chairs plan meet-and-greets and parties, allowing everyone to have fun and get crazy together, fostering that closeness.

Emilia is a second year studying Psychology and Women and Gender Studies!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Contact her at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

SOCIAL CO-CHAIR – Graham DiLorenzo

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 play hard. Social Chairs plan meet-and-greets and parties, allowing everyone to have fun and get crazy together, fostering that closeness.

Graham is a second year studying Government!

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Contact him at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

SOCIAL CO-CHAIR – Susana Kuhn

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 play hard. Social Chairs plan meet-and-greets and parties, allowing everyone to have fun and get crazy together, fostering that closeness.

Susana is a second year studying Drama and Global Development Studies!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Contact her at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CHAIR –  Kyndal Harrison

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.

Kyndal is a second year studying Computer Science and Drama!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Contact her at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CHAIR – Katie Coleman

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.

Katie is a second year studying Women and Gender studies and Media studies!

Pronouns: She/They

Contact her at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

WEBMASTER – Aubrey Hill

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

Aubrey is a third year studying Drama and Psychology with a minor in Gender studies!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Contact her at webmaster@firstyearplayers.org

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