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Production Staff: SPRING 2024

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 Jareb

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 computer science and mathematics. 

Contact them at producer@firstyearplayers.org

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Siddharth Premjith 

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.

Siddarth is a third year studying computer science. 

 

Contact them at technicaldirector@firstyearplayers.org

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BUSINESS MANAGER – Eddie Zhang

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.

Eddie is a second year. 

Contact them at businessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT PRODUCER – Dakota Hickerson 

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.

Dakota is a second year studying drama. 

Contact them at assistantproducer@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER – Abby Milne

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.

 

Abby is an undecided second year in the college.


Contact them at assistantbusinessmanager@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR –  Maggie Polistina

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.

Maggie is a second year studying english and drama. 

Contact them at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Emily Wartel

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.

Emily is a second year studying economics and media studies. 

Contact them at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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PUBLICITY CHAIR – Karina Yakubisin

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.

Karina is a second year studying computer science. 

Contact them at publicitychair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR –  Jack Ireland

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.

Jack is a second year studying music and leadership.    

Contact them at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR –  Abby Pasquinelli

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.

Abby is a second year studying drama and media studies. 

Contact them at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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SOCIAL CHAIR -- Xander Tilock

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.

Xander is a second year studying drama and media studies. 


Contact them at socialchair@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Bridget Gauntner

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 computer science and music. 


Contact them at historian@firstyearplayers.org

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HISTORIAN – Janet Le

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.

Janet is a third year studying biomedical engineering. 

Contact them at historian@firstyearplayers.org

HISTORIAN – Priscilla Saldana 

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.

Priscilla is a third year. 

Contact them at historian@firstyearplayers.org

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ALUMNI CHAIR – Maggie Crowner 

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.

Maggie is a third year studying statistics. 

Contact them at alumnichair@firstyearplayers.org

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ALUMNI CHAIR – Delaney Hammond

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.

Delaney is a third year studying english. 

Contact them at alumnichair@firstyearplayers.org

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FUNDRAISING CHAIR – Nathan Snow

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.

Nathan is a third year studying political philosophy, policy and law and economics. 

 

Contact them at fundraisingchair@firstyearplayers.org

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAIR – Kimora Bryant 

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.

Kimora is a second year studying english and drama. 


Contact them at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAIR – Jeremiah Clyburn

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.

Jeremiah is a second year studying neuroscience and drama. 


Contact them at diversityandinclusionchair@firstyearplayers.org

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WEBMASTER – Kiera Chambers

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.

Kiera is a third year studying american studies and media studies. 

Contact them at webmaster@firstyearplayers.org

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