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 (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 Phoenix based, faith-friendly entertainment company that produces and develops uplifting and inspiring programming. 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. Kevvin spent a year as the full time Apprentice Marketing Coordinator and House Manager a 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 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 and has enlightened and inspired adult and youth audiences across the nation in theatre, music, dance and comedy. 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 (California and Missouri Conferences); 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 and at several colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District for commemorative events. (Women's History and Black History Months) 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.
anna cortabitarte / project coordinator
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Anna Cortabitarte is an Arizona native who is currently studying Communication and Theatre at Arizona State University. After graduation, Anna plans on pursuing a career in Arts Administration and hopes to have a management role on a Broadway National Tour. Anna has been working for Arizona State University Gammage since 2017 and is advocate for arts education. During her time at Arizona State University Gammage, Anna has served as a Floor Manager, an Assistant House Manger, and as the project coordinator for Disney Musicals in Schools under the direction of Arizona State University Gammage and Disney Theatrical Group. Most recently, Anna has been working at the Pat Tillman Veteran’s Center at Arizona State University creating arts programs for veterans and their families.