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

Barbara Cymerman
Lynne Hayes-Freeland
Carlton Heywood
Janis Burley Wilson

Board of Directors

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

Don Bell
Donna Drewery
Tawnya Farris-Redwood
Mark A. Freeman
Yarra Howze
Nikki Jackson
Susan McGregor-Laine
Melissa Pearlman
Ryan Scott
Eric A. Smith
Delores Southers
Wayne Walters


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

Sam Lothard, Artistic Associate
Ashley Southers, Artistic Associate
Erin Taylor, Box Office Manager
Mark Whitehead, Resident Sound Designer

Cheryl El-Walker, Resident Costume & Makeup & Hair Designer
Bob & Madeline Steineck, Resident Lighting Designers
Diane Melchitzky, Resident Scenic Painter

Zach Biden, Resident Carpenter
Marcus Carl Southers
, Concessions
Andre J.C. Southers, Concessions
Joyce Wilson-Windsor, Bookkeeper
Elizabeth Reiss
, Grant Writer
Denise Johnson, Public Relations
Michelle Belan, Program Designer
Eric Donaldson, Resident Graphic Designer
Steven Doerfler, Online Communications Director

Updated June 2020.