Travis Ray has been hired as Operations Manager, responsible for working directly with the Executive Director to support the daily operations of the organization and provide support and coordination to other departments. Previously, he served as House Manager for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Ill. while earning a grant from the Joyce Foundation to work at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company as a Development Fellow within Steppenwolf’s Multicultural Professional Leadership Program. Ray has extensive actor and theatre education credits, including a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Management from the University of Alabama.
Eleanor Miller has been hired as the Box Office Manager/Receptionist, responsible for answering and directing all calls, assisting patrons with ticket purchases and subscriptions, and working the box office at the theatre. Miller graduated in May from Florida Southern College with a degree in Music Business. She interned for the Florida Orchestra in the spring of 2014 and is excited to begin her professional career with the theatre.
About Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe:
The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida, Inc. is the only professional black theater company on Florida’s West Coast. The mission is to produce plays that promote and celebrate the African-American experience, attract diverse audiences, while using its productions as a vehicle for supporting African-American artists and building the self-esteem of African-American youth. For more information on WBTT, visit the website at westcoastblacktheatre.org or call (941) 366-1505.