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Board of Directors and Staff

Mark Clayton Southers, Founder and Producing Artistic & Executive Director
Cell 412-377-7803;; Visit Website

Watch video readings: Friends of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre read selections from Mark Clayton Southers’s The Ninety-Nine Chronicles.

Advisory Board

Don Bell
Barbara Cymerman
Lynne Hayes-Freeland
Carlton Heywood
Delores Southers
Janis Burley Wilson

Board of Directors

Dr. Michael Ramsay, President
Mark Clayton Southers, Executive Director
Elizabeth Reiss, Treasurer
Lorille “Neicy” Readie, Secretary

Donna Drewery
Tawnya Farris-Redwood
Mark A. Freeman
James Howard
Yarra Howze
J. Nicole Rhodes
Susan McGregor-Laine
Melissa Pearlman
Ryan Scott
Eric A. Smith
Wayne Walters


Mark Clayton Southers, Producing Artistic Director
Monteze Freeland, Producing Artistic Associate
Elizabeth Reiss, Managing Director

Michelle Belan, Program Designer
Jonathan Berry, Artistic Associate
Zach Biden,
Resident Carpenter
Steven Doerfler,
Online Communications Director
Eric Donaldson,
Resident Graphic Designer
Cheryl El-Walker,
Resident Costume & Makeup & Hair Designer
Sam Lothard
, Artistic Associate
Diane Melchitzky, Resident Scenic Painter
Ashley Southers, Artistic Associate
Marcus Carl Southers, Concessions
Andre J.C. Southers,
Bob & Madeline Steineck,
Resident Lighting Designers
Marcus Carl Southers
, Box Office Manager
Mark Whitehead, Resident Sound Designer
Joyce Wilson-Windsor, Director of Finance

Updated June 2022.