Leadership

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The organizational structure of Region IV mirrors the National Committee and includes:

REGIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chair: Annie-Laurie Wheat
Winthrop University
Vice-Chair: Joel W. Williams
Appalachian State University
National Playwriting Program
(NPP) Chair: Todd Ristau
Hollins University
Design, Technology & Management
(DTM) Chair: Val Winkelman
Auburn University at Montgomery
Immediate Past Chair: Jeff Green
GA Southwestern State University

REGIONAL VICE-CHAIRS

NPP Vice-Chair: Becky Becker
Columbus State University
DTM Vice-Chair: Tony Galaska
Florida International University

REGIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATORS & DEPUTIES

Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship
Lars Tatom – Univ, of South Alabama
with Deputy
Chris Berry – Florida State University
Stage Directors and Choreographers
Society Directing Initiative
Dewey Scott-Wiley – USC Aiken
with Deputy
Lisa Abbott – Georgia Southern University
Literary Managers and Dramaturgs
of the Americas
Student Dramaturgy Award
Derek Davidson – Appalachian State Univ,
Stage Management Fellowship
Seamus M. Bourne – Berry College
Devised Theatre Project
Lee Neibert – USC Upstate
Musical Theatre Initiative
Jeff Mcevoy – Winthrop University
The Institute for Theatre Journalism
and Advocacy
Scholarship
Position Currently Vacant

RESPONSE COORDINATORS

These intrepid volunteers recruit and assign volunteer theatre faculty and professionals as a “local” respondent, generally someone within close geographic proximity, to all entered productions.

Alabama & Mississippi
Lars Tatom – Univ. of South Alabama
Georgia & South Carolina
Lisa Abbott – Georgia Southern University
Florida
Be Boyd – University of Central Florida
North Carolina & Virginia
Joel Rogers – Mars Hill University
Kentucky & Tennessee
Tim Davis – Bluegrass Comm. & Tech. College

PARTICIPATING RESPONDENT COORDINATOR

Annie-Laurie Wheat – Winthrop University
Typically a member of the Region Executive Committee, this individual pairs a member of the Regional Selection Team (RST) with a local respondent to attend Participating Entries.