Play On Shakespeare, the non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare in performance through translation and adaptation, today announces an expansion of its staff with a series of hires in the fall 2021 – a social media manager, executive assistant, digital content and public relations writer and graphic designer.
Executive Director, Kamilah Long: “Play On Shakespeare is already made up of a team of highly motivated and empowered individuals. We have one of the best teams in the world! We are honored to have such dynamic people joining our ranks, and each person fits the bill perfectly. It took me about a year to put together this team – a team with remarkable talent and undeniable skills. Play On Shakespeare is poised to make its permanent mark on the pitch and change the narrative about who gets to understand and have access to Shakespeare. We have big plans and we will reach new heights. “
CEO and Creative Director, Lue Douthit: “Kamilah had been dreaming of marketing campaigns for months in anticipation of building a dream team. Well, she’s got that dream team now with the arrival of Alex, Whitney, and Danielle. Our story is about to come meet you – watch it. “
Co-Founder and Board Member of Play On Shakespeare, Dave Hitz of the Hitz Foundation: “The first phase of Play On Shakespeare was to commission modern translations of the plays, and on top of that, we tested and proven them in podcasts and on stage. productions. Now is the time to spread the word. I am delighted that our marketing and communications are disseminating information about the new tools we have available to broaden our understanding of these parts. “
Play On Shakespeare’s Fall 2021 Recruitment:
Whitney Reed – Social Media Manager
Whitney Reed (they / she) is a curator who uses performance, production and communication as tools to organize cultural experiences through theater, cinematography and the ritual of storytelling. Whitney uses theater as a tool to learn and transmit cultural history through rich stories told on stage. A graduate of Florida A&M University, the largest historically black college and university, Whitney has gained a deeper appreciation for education and the art as catalysts that dismantle systems of oppression through storytelling as a student in public relations and theater. After graduation, they honed their marketing and equity, diversity and inclusion skills through professional development working in various industries.
Stephany Smith-Pearson – Executive Assistant
Stephany Smith-Pearson (she / she) is an alumnus of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her many OSF jobs included grant writing, supporting the $ 21 million fundraising campaign for the construction of the Thomas Theater, and working for Lue Douthit in the early 2000s. She holds a bachelor’s degree. in Fine Arts in Theater from Southern Oregon University. She lives in Ashland.
Alex Vermillion – Public Relations and Digital Content Writer
Alex Vermillion (ze / zir / zirs) is a playwright, artist, marketer and educator. Zir’s dramaturgical credits include blues for Miss Lucille at the Yale School of Drama; Henry VI, Part III and The Two Nobles Parents with Play On Shakespeare; and we are proud to present … at the Yale Cabaret. Ze was recently a guest artist at the Great Plains Theater Commons. At Yale, Alex served as Co-Artistic Director of Yale Cabaret, Editor-in-Chief of Theater Magazine, and Chair of Diversity and Inclusion of the Graduate Student and Professional Senate. Alex earned an MFA zir in Dramaturgy and Drama Criticism at YSD (2020) and BA zir in English and Drama at the University of Utah (2016).
Danielle DeMartini – Graphic Designer and Web Support
Hailing from the misty, redwood-laden coast of northern California, Danielle DeMartini (she / she) grew up surrounded by landscapes, architecture, and people who inspired much of her art. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Asian Aspects of Philosophy. The love of languages and visual communication led to a vast career in graphic design.
Play On Shakespeare recently announced its fall 2021 season.