As they enter their 80th Season, Reno Little Theater announces the expansion of its staff with two key roles. Joining the staff as the Director of Programs and Development is McKenzi Swinehart. Joining the staff as Technical Director is Chad Sweet.
McKenzi returned to Nevada in May after spending a season at Tony Award winning Hartford Stage Company. She previously served as an RLT Board Member and was integral in the opening of the new theater building.
“I am deeply committed to serving our patrons, donors, and artists by furthering the mission of the theater. The community support and involvement over the past 80 years is a remarkable legacy and I’m honored to be part of this organization,” McKenzi said.
Chad Sweet stated, “I’m really excited to join an amazing team and an organization with such great history and great potential,” said Mr. Sweet. “I look forward to continuing its traditions and helping to take it to new heights of creating theater.”
Mr. Sweet has had a long career in theater working at such companies at Cortland Repertory Theatre, The New London Barn Playhouse, and the Tony Award-winning Papermill Playhouse. He also serves as Marketing and PR Associate at Sierra Arts Foundation.
The pair will join Managing Director, Melissa Taylor, to promote RLT’s mission of producing high-quality theatrical experiences that inspire, entertain and enrich our diverse community.
Reno Little Theater produced it first play, Three Cornered Moon, at the University of Nevada in 1935, making RLT Nevada’s longest-running community theater, and one of the country’s oldest. In 2012 RLT opened its doors to its new theater at 147 E. Pueblo Street. For more information visit www.renolittletheater.org or call 775-813-8900.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.