Production Manager – Brandi Blackman

Brandi serves as Production Manager and is also APF’s Resident Production Stage Manager. Her PSM credits include shows with APF and other local production companies such as Signature Productions, Second Star to the Right Productions, Baked Stage Entertainment, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada as well as companies in other states. She also worked as a production assistant for America’s Got Talent – LIVE at the Palazzo.

Brandi’s educational credits include: an AS in liberal arts with a pre-engineering emphasis from Aims Community College in Greeley, CO; a BA in theatre with an emphasis in technical theatre from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, CA; graduate studies in stage management at University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and other various extracurricular seminars. Her studies encompass theatre history, entertainment & fine art law, management (company, production, rehearsal, special event, & theater), design, and even physics and mathematics.

A sampling of her PSM production credits include (in no particular order): APF mainstage productions; Mary PoppinsChristmas CarolMachinalA Midsummer Night’s DreamA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumCompleat Female Stage BeautyThe Producers; and Equus. She has worked on productions in a variety of venues that range from intimate black box settings to large outdoor amphitheaters.

Brandi’s family traveled a lot while she was growing up: she’s been kissed by a seal, experienced Alaskan mosquitoes (like dragonflies, really!), and owns a brick-sized piece of the Berlin wall that she chiseled away herself. She enjoys volunteering and has experience with scouting, Special Olympics, and various other causes. She is an avid reader and enjoys mentoring youth.