STAFF
& BOARD

STAFF

Alayna Jacqueline Barnes

Membership Programs Manager
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Alayna Jacqueline is an accomplished playwright dramaturg and educator based…

Marcie Berg

Donor Relations Manager
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Marcie grew up near Des Moines IA and has been…

Christopher R. Bineham

Director of Advancement
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Christopher R Bineham Playwrights’ Center’s Director of Advancement is a…

Julia Brown

Artistic Programs Manager
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Julia M Brown has been at the Playwrights’ Center since…

Emma Busch

Apprentice
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Emma is a theatre artist with a background in sociology…

Robert Chelimsky

Executive Director
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Robert Chelimsky is in his eighth season as the executive…

Shalee Cole Mauleón

University Programs and Partnerships Associate
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Shalee Mae Cole Maule n graduated from Hamline University in…
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Asher de Forest is a Minneapolis-based educator and early career…

Isabelle Hopewell

Arts Education Apprentice
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Isabelle Hopewell is an actor writer director and teaching artist…

Barry Inman

General Management Associate & Company Manager
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Barry joined the Twin Cities performing arts community in as…

Jasmine Johnson

General Manager
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Jasmine is the General Manager of The Playwrights’ Center and…

Hannah Joyce

Director of Membership Programs
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Hannah Joyce is the director of membership and education programs…

Emily Matthees

Executive Staff Administrator
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Emily Matthees joined the Playwrights Center team in March and…

Zoë Rodine

Director of University Programs and Partnerships
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Zo Rodine is the Director of University Programs and Partnerships…

Lynde Rosario

Director of Fellowships
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Lynde Rosario she her hers is a Dramaturg and the…

Filsan Said

Apprentice
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Filsan Said is a passionate theater maker who graduated from…

Teri Schafer

Advancement Associate
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Teri is a theater artist and administrator passionate about fostering…

Sonitha Tep

Graphic Designer
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Sonitha Tep is a graphic designer and artist based in…

Nicole A. Watson

Producing Artistic Director
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Born in Jamaica and raised in New York Nicole A…

Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Associate Artistic Director
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Pirronne Yousefzadeh She Her Hers is a director writer and…

Jared Zeigler

Casting and Producing Associate
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Jared Zeigler is a queer Minnesotan theater artist thrilled to…

BOARD

Harrison David Rivers

Board President
Title
Playwright

Maura Brew

Board Vice President
Title
English Teacher, Retired

Michael Winn

Board Secretary
Title
Director of Community Partnerships and Inclusion
Company
Children’s Theatre Company

Jane Zilch

Treasurer
Title
Independent Consultant

Ansa Akyea

Title
Actor/Director/Artist

Jeffrey Bores

Title
Managing Partner
Company
Chestnut Cambronne Attorneys at Law

Karl Gajdusek

Title
Writer

Jodi Grundyson

Title
VP Strategy
Company
KNOCK, Inc

Steven Hall

Title
Senior Advancement Officer, Corporate Relations
Company
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Christina Ham

Title
Writer
Company
Universal Content Productions (UCP)

Jon M. Harkness

Title
Senior Acquisitions Editor
Company
West Academic Publishing

Jeff Hedlund

Title
Partner, Retired
Company
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Jonathan Jensen

Title
Branch Manager
Company
Wings Financial Credit Union

Ann Johnson Stewart

Title
Founder, PE Services
Company
Professional Engineering Services

Becky Krull Kraling

Title
Vice President
Company
HGA Architects & Engineers

Carolee Lindsey

Title
Director, Mahoney
Company
CPAs and Advisors

Melanie Marnich

Title
President
Company
Call Me Mel Productions, Inc.

Leah Spinosa de Vega

Title
Executive Director
Company
Augsburg University – Center for Global Education & Experience

Paul Stembler

Title
Consultant, Retired

Nicole A. Watson

ex officio
Title
Producing Artistic Director
Company
Playwrights’ Center

Robert Chelimsky

ex officio
Title
Executive Director
Company
Playwrights’ Center