Officers and Board of Directors
Karen Romant, President
Jennifer Butler, Vice-President
Deborah Davidson, Treasurer
Mandy Kersey, Secretary
Barbara Anne Smilko
Parrish Playworks, Inc. was incorporated on February 25, 2014 and registered with the State of Florida Sunbiz (see www.sunbiz.org/) on March 3, 2014. The IRS has granted us tax-exempt status.
Parrish Playworks was founded by the creative team behind Red Rooster Tales, playwright and director Karen Romant, and composer and musical director Ellen VanDolah. They were joined by cast and crew of the preview performance, all residents of Manatee County. The November 2014 full-length premiere of Red Rooster Tales: the Train to Yesterday featured performers, writers, designers, and crew from ages 8 to 80, and drew an audience of 1,000. Since then Parrish Playworks has performed scenes, stories and songs at various local venues, including the 2016/17 Manatee County Fair, Williams Elementary School, the Rocky Bluff Library, and the Florida Railroad Museum. In addition to our cast and crew, we are proud to be supported by a team of hometown professionals: attorney, CPA, architect, teacher, pastor, and restaurant owner, to name just a few.