Florida Professional Theatres Association Elects New Officers

by Jacob Coakley

 

William Hayes, producing artistic director at Palm Beach Dramaworks, is the new president of the Florida Professional Theatres Association
William Hayes, producing artistic director at Palm Beach Dramaworks, is the new president of the Florida Professional Theatres Association

William Hayes, producing artistic director of Palm Beach Dramaworks is also the new president of The Florida Professional Theatres Association. Other new officers include Jon Moses from Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Fla., as V.P. and Rachel Blavatnik, associate producer and company manager from Maltz Jupiter Theatre from Jupiter, Fla., as the new secretary/treasurer.

New Leadership Promotes Professional Theatre in Florida

The Florida Professional Theatres Association (FPTA) elected new officers to connect with other professional theatre companies throughout the state to better collaborate, develop, and promote live, professional theatre throughout Florida. Newly elected FPTA President William Hayes, producing artistic director of Palm Beach Dramaworks located in downtown West Palm Beach, says “FPTA's focus over the next several months will be on the development of new programs to better serve the professional theatre community during these rapidly changing and challenging times.”

Other new FPTA officers include Vice President Jon Moses, managing director, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach; and Secretary/Treasurer Rachel Blavatnik, associate producer and company manager, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter. “The new FPTA officers will work collaboratively to establish partnerships to create opportunities for professional theatre companies and professional artists throughout Florida, and promote a greater awareness of the high-quality live-professional theatre experiences available to the residents and tourists of our state,” said Hayes.

The Florida Professional Theatres Association (FPTA) is a 32-year-old statewide not-for-profit organization that encourages the development and promotion of professional theatre throughout the state. It supports networking and development opportunities among Florida’s professional theatre organizations, theatre artists, and other theatre professionals. Its next annual event is the statewide professional theatre auditions and workshops scheduled for May 18 - 20, 2013, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota.