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Board of Directors and Staff

Mark Clayton Southers, Founder and Producing Artistic 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 C. 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

Artistic AssociateJonathan Berry
Artistic AssociateSam Lothard
Artistic AssociateAshley Southers
Literary ManagerKim El
Online Communications DirectorSteven Doerfler
Resident Graphic DesignerEric Donaldson
Program DesignerMichelle Belan
Resident CarpenterZach Biden
Resident Scenic PainterDiane Melchitzky
Resident Lighting DesignersBob & Madeline Steineck
Resident Sound DesignerMark Whitehead
Resident SeamsterSaihou Nije
Resident Costume & Makeup & Hair DesignerCheryl El-Walker
Director of FinanceJoyce Wilson-Windsor
Box Office ManagerMarcus Carl Southers
ConcessionsAndre J.C. Southers
ConcessionsMarcus Carl Southers

Updated March 2023.