Committees, Chairs and Manuals

orange = Advisory Committees

purple = Executive Committee 
black = Subcommittees, Ad Hoc Committees, Interest Groups


Chair: Kody Jones
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Applied Theatre

Interest Group
Tenika Dye Burgess

Arts Administration

Chair: Paul Crook
Vice Chair: Marc McIntyre
Vice Chair: Eve Graves
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Chair: Marina Hunley-Graham
Vice Chair: Diane DiCroce

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Black Theatre

Chair: Brian Martin
Chair: Yolanda Williams

College & University Division

Chair: Bill Adams
Vice Chair: Amy Chaffee
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Community Theatre Division

Chair: Lynn Nelson
Vice Chair: TBD
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Cultural Diversity

Chair: Kyla Kazuschyk
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Watkins
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Denise Halbach Scholarship

Coordinator: Robin Aronson
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Design & Technology

Chair: Matthew Leckenbusch, Emily Strickland
Vice Chairs: Kevin Fraizer, Krista Franco
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Chair: Katie Leckenbusch

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Chair: Molly Claassen
Vice Chair: Rachel Blackburn

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Elected Past President

Elected Past President: Jeff Gibson
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Disability Inclusion

Chair: Johannah Maynard Edwards
Vice Chair: Hannah Williams

Equity & Inclusion

Chair: Adanma Barton

Faith & Theatre

Chair: Scott Hayes
Vice Chair: Andy Geffken
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Fringe Festival

Chair: Dawn Larsen
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Getchell New Play Contest

Playwriting Subcommittee
Lauren Ellis


Chair: Sarah McCarroll
Vice Chairs: Kim Miller, Steven Burch
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Innovative Playwriting Instruction Award

Playwriting Subcommittee
Kimberly Patterson

John Spiegel Theatrical Artist Award

Design & Technology Subcommittee
Krista Franco

KEAP (Keynote Emerging Artists of Promise) Award

Chair: Donald Fann
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Leighton M. Ballew Directing Scholarship

Coordinator: Sally Shirin Story
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Marian A. Smith Scholarship

Coordinator: Theresa Bush
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Movement & Physical Theatre

Chair: Jason Tate
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Musical Theatre

Chair: Susie Pike
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Past Presidents

Chair: David Wohl
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Personnel Procedures

Chair: Jeff Gibson
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Chair: Lauren Ellis
Vice Chair: Darren Michael
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BIPOC/Global Majority

Chairs Bob Shryock


President: Maegan McNerney Azar
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Professional Division

Chair: Mark Catlett
Vice Chairs: Katie Proctor, Erika Holmes, Ginger Poole, Lance Culpepper (Outdoor Theatre)
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Chair: Laura King
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Robert Porterfield Scholarship

Coordinator: Holly Derr
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Chair: Kyle Schnack
Vice Chair: Theresa Bush
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Secondary School Division

Chair: Elaine Malone
Vice Chair: Cody Willets
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Secretary: Ginger Poole
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Small Theatre Program

Chair: Star Garrett
Vice Chair: Michael Williams
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Stage Management

Chair: Karen Baker
Vice Chair: John Spiegel
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State Representatives

Lonny Harrison (AL), Marci Duncan (FL), Ian Andersen (GA), Jeremy Kisling (KY), Kathy Newman (MS), Mia Self (NC), Jack Benjamin (SC), Rex Knowles (TN), Mike Hudson (VA), T. Fulton Burns (WV)
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Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

Coordinator: Kyle Schnack
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Strategic Planning

Chair: Kris Rau McIntyre
Vice Chair: Adanma Barton
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Teachers Institute

Chair: Elaine Malone
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Watkins
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Student & Emerging Artists

Chairs: Kyla Kazuschyk, Mia Self

10-Minute Play Festival

Playwriting Subcommittee
Lauren Ellis
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Theatre for Youth Division

Chair: Laura Byland
Vice Chair: Octavia Biggs
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Tom Behm Award

Theatre for Youth Subcommittee
Kara Kindall

Vice President of Administration

VP: Kris McIntyre
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Vice President of Divisions

VP: Lynn Nelson
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Vice President of Equity & Inclusion

VP: Adanma Barton

Vice President of Finance

VP: Jonathan R. Michaelsen
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Vice President of Services

VP: Neno Russell

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Vice President of States

VP: Jeremy Kisling
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Voice & Speech

Chair: Ryan Long
Vice Chair: Matt Greenberg
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William E. Wilson Scholarship

Coordinator: Harry Culpepper
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Women in Theatre

Interest Group
Rowen Haigh
Vice Chair: Keyanna Alexander

Young Scholars Award

H/T/C/L Subcommittee
Sarah McCarroll

* Manuals not currently on the website are in the process of being updated.

Organization Liaisons

AACT (American Association of Community Theatre): Quiana Clark-Roland

AATE (American Alliance of Theatre and Education): Alexis Truitt

EdTA (Educational Theatre Association): Julie Theobald

KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival): Lisa Abbott

SCEA (Southeast Center for Education in the Arts): Laurie Melnik

TYA/USA (Theatre for Young Audiences): Jonathan Chapman

USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology): David Grindle


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