Elynmarie Kazle
Mentoring, Networking, Management for the Theatrical Industries

© 2014 Elynmarie Kazle

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Elynmarie has been a theatre manager, fundraiser, director, grants writer, production manager and event coordinator for venues across the country and internationally.  Her work with college as well as high school students includes developing a signature curriculum and developing methods for creating a project team for an organization or production.

A 25 +yr member of USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Techology) Kazle served many years as VP of Membership and Development as well as Vice Commissioner of the Management Commission.  She currently serves on USITT’s National and Ohio’s Regional Board of Directors. She is also a play responder for the International (HS) Thespian Society and the Ohio Community Theatre Association.

As a production manager, youth leader, and teacher, she has worked with scores of young people.

Her two signature Mentoring Programs are

Fundraising and Leadership

Kazle has transformed theatres through persistence and her ability to foster positive change and raise big dollars.   As a producer and artist in Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York City and Akron, Ohio she has produced, served as facilitator, promoted and helped develop exciting new plays. With a background in board service (Theatre LA, North Hollywood Chamber, USITT and Akron Area Arts Alliance) she’s provided advocacy, fundraising and outreach; developing networks around the country,  As the West Coast Administrator for the Stage Directors Union, she facilitated a new choreographer’s contract for film and TV. She also served 9 years on the West Coast Equity Stage Managers Committee.  Kazle is a founding member and one of the creators for both the Los Angeles Ovation Awards and Akron Ohio’s Arts Alive Awards.