UPLIFTING + INSPIRING
seek first entertainment (sfe) is a faith-friendly entertainment company that produces and develops uplifting and inspiring programming. (Producers of the award-winning play, Black Women Walking) For over 10 years, we have enlightened and inspired audiences across the country through theatre, music, dance and comedy programming.
seek first entertainment's work has been seen and acclaimed nationally at The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival (Stageworks Theatre), Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - Winner "Best Play" (Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center), at the Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis (Hattiloo Theatre) and the Fifth Episcopal District A.M.E. Church Conferences - AcadAME Awards (Arizona, California and Missouri); locally in Arizona, at New School for the Arts and Academics in Tempe, at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, at Pima Community College in Tucson, at Arizona State University Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale, at several theatres in Phoenix and colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Virtually; SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: FALL IN LOVE, THE BONE HAMPTON LOUD & COUNTRY COMEDY SHOW, COMMON GROUND: A Series of Conversations About Race in America.
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kevvin l. taylor / founder and managing director
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Kevvin L. Taylor, an arts and cultural administration professional with more than 15 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in the event marketing, entertainment and the performing arts industry. Kevvin is an award-winning theatre Producer/Director, a Broadway League Diversity & Inclusion Fellow (at Arizona State University Gammage - first-ever fellow outside of New York Broadway League office) and the Founder and Managing Director of seek first entertainment, a faith-friendly entertainment company that produces and develops uplifting and inspiring programming through theatre, dance, music and comedy. A graduate of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, where he served two years as the resident House Manager Supervisor for the schools' of theatre and dance, Kevvin developed and coordinated the Performing Arts Ministry at Historic Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church in Phoenix, AZ. Currently, Kevvin is the General Management Associate with National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) - New York; producers of the hit Broadway Musicals CHICAGO and WAITRESS. Kevvin spent a year as the full time Apprentice Marketing Coordinator and House Manager at Florida Studio in Sarasota, FL; served as Associate Marketing Director for Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit, MI; established the role of Production Stage Manager for the annual Fifth Episcopal District A.M.E. Church AcadAME Awards and the Arizona Black Film Festival Awards Ceremony and has worked with Feld Entertainment promoting the Disney on Ice brand. As Managing Director of seek first entertainment, Kevvin directs, produces and tours nationally the award-winning play, BLACK WOMEN WALKING, a historical narrative that brings to life the stories of courageous black heroines who changed the course of American history. For over 10 years this award-winning play has enlightened and inspired adult and youth audiences across the country. Recently, Kevvin conceived, directed and managed Goodyear Arizona's first annual City of Goodyear's SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: FALL IN LOVE; a community theatrical performance through monologues, duologues and sonnets, produced a virtual comedy series, LOUD & COUNTRY, featuring comedian Bone Hampton and COMMON GROUND: A Series of Conversations About Race in America. Kevvin has directed several theatrical productions and offers presentation and production services for many corporate clients. Kevvin is a recipient of both Phoenix College NAACP/Black Student Union Living Legend Award and the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Graduate Award; serves as Marketing Chairman and Board Member for 100 Black Men of America, Phoenix Arizona Chapter, a national mentoring organization and on the advisory board for the Heritage Ensemble Theatre of Richmond, VA. As a Broadway League Fellow, Kevvin is currently auditing the Audience Engagement and the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion committees of The Broadway League.
jacqueline taylor / business manager
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Jacqueline Taylor, a business executive with almost 20 years of exemplary leadership experience in corporate America and also co-partner of seek first entertainment with her husband Kevvin L. Taylor. Jacque is a strategic marketing professional who has worked for Fortune 500 companies (Kellogg’s, PepsiCo, PetsMart), as well as for small businesses/start-ups. She has conceived, developed and launched integrated, multi-channel & brand building marketing initiatives that have achieved aggressive growth targets, increased customer loyalty and delivered greater shareholder value. She has also managed multi-million dollar budgets and diverse teams to achieve shared goals. She is skillful in the marketing of business (b2b) and consumer (b2c) segments. Jacque is a graduate of both Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business (B.S.) and Thunderbird School of Global Management (MBA). A life-long supporter of the Arts and its power to transform lives, Jacque is proud to serve alongside her husband.