ASHLAND, ORE.: Play On Shakespeare, the former Oregon Shakespeare Festival program that launched independently in 2019, has announced the appointment of Kamilah Long as its new managing director. Long will provide shared leadership with CEO and creative director Lue Douthit.
“We are thrilled that Kamilah Long, who we worked with during our OSF days and is a longtime supporter of Play On, has agreed to join us as managing director,” said Douthit in a statement. “She sees the world through an expansive creative lens, and has a depth of experience as a producer on the artistic side and senior director on the development one. This newly-created position oversees all operations and I can’t wait to begin working with her.”
Long has worked with OSF for more than five years, including serving as associate director for leadership engagements, director of leadership gifts, and senior director of individual giving and development operations. During her tenure, she managed OSF’s $5.1 million Access for All campaign and, alongside the director of development, she spearheaded the launch of OSF’s first crowdfunding campaign. Long has also served as chair of the Resource for People of Color for four years and has experience as an actor, producer, speaker, educator, and director.
“I am ecstatic to be named incoming managing director of Play On Shakespeare and begin this extraordinary partnership with Lue Douthit, Taylor Bailey, Summer Martin, the POS Board, its artists, and the entire theatre community,” said Long in a statement. “More importantly, I believe in the mission of Play On and how it wants to engage with the world, what it aims to achieve and its ability to shift the world by shaking things up in such a magnificent and necessary way. This position is a dream come true for me, I am a fan of the work and a fan of the entire POS team and I can’t wait to start this new journey with them.”
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