Executive Committee

Executive committee 2016

The Nagoya Players is led by an executive committee whose members have equal standing. The committee works to develop and maintain our administration, knowledge, skills sets, and keep the energy of community theater alive in the city of Nagoya. The current committee was formed in March of 2016.

Members are listed below in order of their appearance in the photo above.  Starting from the left:

  • Joe Sichi, Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Ashley James, Interim President
  • Dave Olaf, Social Coordinator
  • George Van Horn, Publicist
  • Nanami Okada, Secretary
  • Chihoko Yamada, Treasurer
  • Andy Boone, Archival Historian (not pictured)
  • Vacant position, Technical Director 

The Executive Committee Consists of:

President

The president is the chief administrative officer and guiding force of the organization, responsible for developing, administering, planning and securing resources to fulfill the missions of the Nagoya Players. They are also responsible for other duties as required.

Technical Director

The Technical Director is responsible for the technical operations of Nagoya Players performances, including lighting, sound, set design and construction.  The Technical Director is not required to perform these tasks themselves, but to administer specifically to the general technical capabilities of the organization.  They are also responsible for other duties as required. Prior technical theater experience is highly desired.

Artistic Director

The Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the Nagoya Players.  The Artistic Director is not required to perform these tasks themselves, but to administer specifically to the general artistic capabilities of the organization. They are also responsible for other duties as required. Prior directorial experience is highly desired.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for keeping accurate and complete records of accounts, and is the legal custodian of all monies, notes, securities and other valuables owned by the group.  At all meetings or when requested, the Treasurer shall provide an accurate picture of the financial condition of the Nagoya Players.  They are also responsible for other duties as required.

Publicist

The Publicist is responsible for managing or assisting in promoting the productions and the public image of the Nagoya Players, as well as functioning as an online and offline community manager.  They are also responsible for other duties as required.

Secretary

The secretary is responsible for recording minutes during committee meetings, as well as monitoring and responding to day to day emails and other forms of messages.  They are also responsible for other duties as required.

Archival Historian

The archival historian is responsible for keeping The Nagoya Players history alive by archiving, maintaining, and when applicable displaying records including documents and media, both physical and digital,of our work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public. They are also responsible for other duties as required.

For more specifics on the executive committee, see the Bylaws.

Previous Committees


June 2014 – March 2016executive-committee

  • Chihoko Yamada, Treasurer
  • Ray Proper, Publicist
  • Dave Olaf, President
  • Miyuki Tanaka, Secretary
  • Sara Quesada, Historian
  • Will Taylor, Creative Director