Production Staff: Fall 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 fourth 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 fourth 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 third year studying Cognitive Science!

 

Contact her at businessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT PRODUCER – Isabella Sheridan (she/her)

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.

Iz is a third year studying Government and Youth & Social Innovation

Contact her at assistantproducer@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER – Caroline Jareb (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.

Caroline is a second year studying Mathematics!


Contact her at 
assistantbusinessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Maya Andersen (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.

Maya is a second year studying Psychology and Spanish!

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Sophia Ditty (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.

Sophia is a second year studying Spanish and Government.

Contact her at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Delaney Hammond 

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.

Delaney is a second year in the college. 

Contact them at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR –  Holly Acker (she/they)

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.

Holly is a third year studying foreign affairs and media studies with a minor in drama.


Contact her at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR – Ethan Edds (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.

Ethan is a second year in the School of Architecture

Contact him at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR -- Matt 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 third year majoring in History. 


Contact him at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Maggie Crowner (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.


Maggie is a second year studying Statistics!


Contact her at historian@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Emily Stute (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.

Emily is a third year in the Comm school. 

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 – Lauren Pasquale (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.

Lauren is a second year planning to major in Linguistics!

 
Contact her at 
fundraisingchair@firstyearplayers.org

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAIR – Helen Do (she/her)

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

Helen is a second year studying Psychology with a minor in Spanish!


Contact her at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAIR – A Burijon

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

A Burijon is a second year studying Music and Classics.


Contact at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

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WEBMASTER – Bridget Williams (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.

Bridget is a third year studying Public Policy and Biology.

Contact her at webmaster@firstyearplayers.org