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PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR

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In addition to being a performer, technician, teacher and driver for the National Players, I was the Public Relations Coordinator for Tour 69. Although the expectations of this position were simply to update our social media and collect publicity materials each of our venues used for our archives, I decided to use my training and experience in PR to analyze the impact we were having, discuss the ideal impact we are trying to achieve, and create and implementing a publicity plan. And this is what I did:

created a publicity plan

interviewed by local press, such as Reilly Biel in Yankton, SD and Luke Lyons in Pueblo, CO

interviewed and introduced Tour 69

created and implemented the Humans of National Players project

photographed our rehearsal process

merged and altered our iconography with production photos and my own photography

wrote individual press releases for Othello, Alice in Wonderland, and The Great Gatsby

sent press releases to local publications using Meltwater

designed, printed, and recorded audience response slips

posted feedback from these response slips to Slack

started the Create Your Own Pool of Tears competion

wrote a job description and created a PR handbook for future generations

promoted the work of our National Player alum on social media

Humans of national Players

Zack
Zack

"Way back in the day I had a speech impediment and I wasn’t dismissed from Speech class till my eighth grade year... So I was very introverted and shy. Then in seventh grade I was put into theatre class and was like, ‘Oh...theatre…’ But that teacher was actually the reason I got into theatre. She didn’t really give me a choice. She brought me out of my shell. She’s like a second mother to me."

David
David

"When Alice was written it was an anomaly. There weren't any stories about strong girls who talk back to adults and question rules because children, particularly female children, weren't supposed to talk back or question anything. Stories in the Victorian era were written about following rules and the swift and severe consequences of breaking from that moral path. Then Lewis Carroll came along and turned everything upside down." David started the N American branch of the Lewis Carroll Society.

Diane
Diane

"For my next project I’m going to focus on analyzing children’s literature and the theme of trying to get home again. I’m interested in this theme because, as a Christian woman I feel like I was not made for this world. I was made for another world. I feel that one of the longings of the human heart is for that world. I think a lot of literature expresses the universal human longing to get home."

Zack
Zack

"Way back in the day I had a speech impediment and I wasn’t dismissed from Speech class till my eighth grade year... So I was very introverted and shy. Then in seventh grade I was put into theatre class and was like, ‘Oh...theatre…’ But that teacher was actually the reason I got into theatre. She didn’t really give me a choice. She brought me out of my shell. She’s like a second mother to me."

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