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Abe Rybeck
Founding Director
The Theater Offensive
Boston, MA
he/him/his

Abe’s main work is uniting artists, neighbors, community groups and local businesses to collaborate on OUT performance work in the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and the South End. Programs Abe founded include True Colors: OUT Youth Theater; A Street Theater Named Desire (an AIDS-activist guerrilla theater troupe performing in gay cruising areas); Come As You Are, a national performance series.
Ali Hoefnagel
Artistic Program Director Dreams of Hope
Pittsburgh, PA
They/Them/Theirs

Ali Hoefnagel is a performer, arts administrator and teaching artist living in Chicago.
Amanda Kibler
Education Director
Project Pride
Kansas City, MO
She/Her/Hers

Amanda Kibler earned her M.F.A. in theatre for young audiences from the University of Central Florida. Before joining The Coterie, she worked as an actor, director, and teaching artist at the Orlando Repertory Theatre in Orlando, FL, and Visible Fictions in Glasgow, Scotland. She was previously the Associate Education Director at The Rose Theater in Omaha where she co-directed Pride Players.
Anthony Rodriguez
Arts Coordinator
The Door
New York, NY
Benita Ramsey
Executive Director
Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance
San Bernardino, CA
mixed pronouns
Brian Guehring
Education Director
Omaha Theater Company at the Rose Theater, Pride Players
Omaha, NE
He/Him/His

Brian Guehring is the award winning Playwright in Residence and Education Director of the Omaha Theater Company, whose education department does drama and dance education outreach for every single child in over 71 local schools each school year (reaching over 27,000 students).
Brian Wild
Executive Director
Proud Theater
Wisconsin
He, Him, His

Brian Wild has been working in theater since the age of 8 and has been involved in over 100 theatrical productions since 1977. Wild is the founder and Executive Director of Art and Soul Innovations, Inc., and co-artistic director of the Madison and Sun Prairie Proud Theater chapters. He served on the planning committee for Any Given Child, a national arts incubator program.
Briyana Clarel
MFA Candidate, Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities
Austin, TX
they/them

Briyana D. Clarel is a young, gifted, and black queer writer, performer, and educator dedicated to making the arts, education, and healing accessible to all. Briyana is the founder and director of The Starfruit Project, an initiative bringing creativity for radical healing and brilliant growth to communities of color.
Claire Rutkauskas
Associate Director of Education
Playhouse on the Square, Q&A
Memphis, TN
She/Her/Hers
CoryBarrett
Executive Director
CIC
Denver, CO
He/Him/His

Cory is the founder / Executive Director / Principle Consultant for Cooperative Innovation Consultants, LLC, a justice human services agency based in Denver, Colorado and the parent organization for ENCORE Youth Theater. As a Mental Health Clinician and Organizational Development Consultant for over two decades, As a classically trained Tenor, Cory has had the pleasure of performing as a solo artist and ensemble member across the US & Europe.
David Zak
Executive Director
Pride Films and Plays
Chicago, IL
He/Him/His
Deejay Gray
Founding Artistic Director TheatreLAB
Richmond, VA
He/Him/His

Deejay Gray is an actor, director, and teaching artist born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. In 2012, Deejay founded the award-winning ensemble theatre company TheatreLAB, Richmond’s home for unexpected and evocative performance, with a mission to provide opportunities to young and emerging artists.
Donny Acosta
Interim Education Manager
About Face Youth Theater
Chicago, IL
He/Him/His
Evalyn Perry
Artistic Director
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Toronto, Ontario
she, her, hers
Evelyn Francis
Interim Executive Director
The Theater Offensive
Boston, MA
she/her/hers

Evelyn is a theatre artist, award-winning educator and established arts administrator with experience working directly with over 10 Boston area arts organizations. Evelyn’s M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College culminated in a thesis, which examined the effects of devised work in the lives of LGBT youth.
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The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is fiscally sponsored by The Theater Offensive in Boston, MA whose mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is generously supported by the Mukti Fund, a small private foundation established in 1983 to support cultural heritage, environmental projects, and Queer Youth Theater.