ATLANTA: The Alliance Theatre has named Kacie Pimentel its National Vision, Inc. BIPOC Stage Management Fellow for the 2022-23 season. A graduate of the University of Houston, Pimentel will relocate to Atlanta and begin her fellowship this month.
As a contributing member of the stage management department at the Alliance theatre, Pimentel will work as the stage manager or assistant stage manager, primarily on the Coca-Cola Stage, for productions including A Christmas Carol, as well as a co-production with another regional theatre and a commercially enhanced world-premiere musical with a Broadway-experienced creative team. The fellowship will also give Pimentel the opportunity to develop a network of mentors inside and outside the Alliance Theatre while building a résumé of professional experience.
Pimentel holds a BFA from the University of Houston with a degree in theatre stage management. Previous credits include stage management for Washington, D.C.’s Studio Theatre on the productions The Hot Wing King, John Proctor Is the Villain and White Noise. She has also worked in stage management on productions at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas, New York’s Chautauqua Theatre Company, and Sea World San Antonio.
“I am unbelievably excited to expand my horizons at the renowned Alliance Theatre,” Pimentel said in a statement. “Joining the stage management team at Alliance is an honor and will be a great leap forward at this early point of my career.”
The Alliance Theatre was founded in 1968 and is a 501 C3 organization. The BIPOC Stage Management Fellowship is a program designed to address the lack of diversity in stage management in the theatrical industry overall. The Alliance Theatre and the National Vision Inc. have partnered to ensure the theatre industry better reflects the community it serves. The Alliance is also working in collaboration with stage management graduate programs to create a pipeline of full-time work for emerging BIPOC stage managers.
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