Stageworks Theatre has hired long-time arts administration, management and events director Audrie Cuddy Ranon as Director of Development.
In her new position, Ranon will lead strategic fundraising efforts for the organization as well as plan special events, identify opportunities with new and existing donors, help develop corporate partners and sponsors, and identify potential grant funding sources.
Ranon has extensive experience in the administrative and creative areas of museum management and high-profile civic projects. She was instrumental in leading the creation of the Gasparilla Children’s Run as a fundraiser for the Children’s Museum of Tampa, developed and opened two museum stores for the Ybor City Museum Society and later developed and executed the concept for the store at the Tampa Bay History Center.
Most recently, Ranon served as Director of Operations and Events for the Warehouse Arts District Association in St. Petersburg, where she curated three multiple discipline art galleries for visiting and member artists.
At the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Ranon was the Director of Retail Operations, Visitor Services, and Museum Events. During her 10-year tenure she developed numerous signature high profile fundraising events and the Museum Store consistently received regional recognition for its excellence.
“Audrie brings extensive experience and a great understanding of Tampa’s creative arts scene,” said Karla Hartley, Stageworks Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director. “We’re excited to have someone of her caliber join our organization and know that her unbridled enthusiasm, dedication, and loyalty will be a great benefit to our team.”
Stageworks Theatre is Tampa’s longest-running professional theatre company. Its upcoming 41st season is a Season of Discovery – Discovery of the truth, of self, of hopes and dreams, and discovery of the world around us. For more details on our upcoming shows, or to purchase season tickets, visit www.StageworksTheatre.org.
About Stageworks Theatre
Stageworks is Tampa’s longest-running professional theatre company. Its mission is to ignite the human spirit and be a catalyst in eradicating intolerance through performing arts and education. In addition to a full season of performances, Stageworks provides acting and improvisation classes and workshops. Its partnership with Academy Prep brings drumming classes to students at three campuses to support their overall learning, and the theatre company has also provided its drumming and arts education curriculum to students in the juvenile justice system. Over the years, Stageworks has been honored with numerous local and regional awards for best theatre company, best actor, and best director. To learn more, visit www.stageworkstheatre.org or get social with us on Facebook and Instagram.