KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Black Arts & Cultural Center's Face Off Theatre Company announces the addition of six people to the management team, its largest expansion since founding in 2015.
"As a company, we have come to realize the importance of our presence in the community as well as the need for us to push for sustainability," said Artistic Director Marissa Harrington. "We went through a formal interview process to recruit talented members from the community that would strengthen the company creatively, and operationally."
The individuals selected are: Christie Coleman, Community Outreach Coordinator; Kai Harris, Production Manager; Avery Kenyatta, Company Apprentice; Betty Lenzy, Volunteer Coordinator; Earlene McMichael, Brand Marketing and Social Media Manager, and Shea-Lin Shobowale-Benson, Season Stage Manager. The outreach and marketing positions are new. Nearly all the appointees have served the company as actors or in other roles.
They join co-founders Marissa Harrington; Micealaya “Mickey” Moses, Season Planning & New Play Development Director; and Bianca Washington, Youth Programs Director.
The management team now stands at nine persons, all volunteers, up from three.
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