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Remy Bumppo Theatre Company announced today that it has named Mackenzie Nilsen as the company’s new Marketing Manager. Nilsen comes from the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida where she served as Marketing Assistant.
A Chicagoland native, Nilsen graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 2013 with a BFA degree in Theatre Management/Promotion as well as a minor in Dance. Shortly after graduating, she began her professional career with Florida Studio Theatre in 2014. As their Marketing Assistant, Nilsen managed and created social media content, email marketing, bulk mailings, and assisted with design and video creation. Along with her full-time Marketing responsibilities, Nilsen assisted their Education Department during Summer Camp with dance classes. She also served as the Choreographer for their WRITE A PLAY program with shows such as RUMPLESTILTSKIN, Playmakers Tour: WRITE IT UP, WRITE IT DOWN!, and IMAGINATION ADVENTURES
“I am looking forward to working with the company members at Remy Bumppo very much,” said Nilsen. “Growing up in the Chicago area, I am excited to return to my roots and help take the company into a new era with thought-provoking, relevant theatre for Chicago audiences. The arts community in Chicago grows rapidly day by day, and I can’t wait to help it blossom and flourish even more.”
As Remy Bumppo’s Marketing Manager, Nilsen will be responsible for the coordination of Remy Bumppo’s marketing and public relations campaigns for the organization. The position also works collaboratively with the Producing Artistic Director, Director of Development, Artistic Assistant, and General Manager.
“We are very excited to have Mackenzie join the team here at Remy Bumppo,” says Producing Artistic Director, Nick Sandys, “She returns to the Midwest after a highly successful time down at Florida Studio Theatre. I look forward to her playing a key role in the next stage of Remy Bumppo’s theatrical journey as well as her own.”
Nilsen assumed her full-time duties at Remy Bumppo on August 29, 2016.