Amphibian Stage Productions Announces New Director of Marketing and Development
Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) is thrilled to welcome Kristi Wiley as the new Director of Marketing and Development. In this role, Wiley will lead the development and execution of the strategic marketing plan, audience development initiatives and oversee the creation and implementation of a robust fundraising plan in order to raise awareness and funds for Amphibian Stage Productions.
"We're delighted to have Kristi join our team," says Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director. "She brings a wealth of experience with her, including knowledge of our great industry from acting to production; front of house to marketing and development. I have no doubt that her insights, energy and passion will lead Amphibian Stage Productions to new levels of success. Definitely to the 'Next Leap!'"
Wiley worked for Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth most recently as their Development Manager with a focus on individual giving and cultivation events. She holds a B.F.A. of Theatre from Texas State University and earned her M.F.A. from University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Other experience includes studying with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K., actor management at Creative Talent in NYC, serving as House Manager for Casa Mañana and co-founding Duke City Repertory Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico (www.dukecityrep.com).
"I am so excited to work with the incredibly talented and energetic team at Amphibian Stage Productions," Wiley said. "I was looking for an opportunity back in the theatre but especially with a company where the work speaks for itself. There is some amazing theatre happening on South Main, right here in Fort Worth, and I can't wait to spread the word!"
About Amphibian Stage Productions
Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. Now in its fifteenth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.
Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles, that is steadily increasing the company's visibility and following. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.
Amphibian is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, The Ryan Foundation, Alcon Foundation, Pangburn Foundation, William E. Scott Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn, Mrs. Betty J. Sanders, Virginia Hobbs Charitable Trust, the Hattie Mae Lesley Foundation, Out of Nowhere Website Design, Bates Container, Pier 1 Imports, Target and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian's devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.