Board of Directors and Staff

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

Advisory Board

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
Nikki Jackson
Susan McGregor-Laine
Ryan Scott
Eric A. Smith
Delores Southers
Wayne Walters


Monteze Freeland, Producing Artistic Associate

Sam Lothard, Artistic Associate
Wali Jamal, Artistic Associate
Ashley Southers, Artistic Associate
Shanita Bivins, Office/Production Manager
Joy Southers, Marketing Director
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
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 August 2019.