Executive Board

THE 2022 HRDC EXECUTIVE BOARD

The HRDC Board strives to uphold the mission statement of the organization by promoting interest in theater at Harvard, organizing and administering student participation in productions housed in the Loeb Drama Center, and acting as an umbrella organization for Harvard theater by assisting in the production of theatrical works elsewhere on campus.

Please reach out to the relevant board member(s) with any inquiries, or you may reach the entire HRDC board at [email protected].

Co-Presidents: Julia Grullon ’24 (She/Her) and Julianna Kim ’23 (She/Her)

Julia Grullon is a sophomore in Adams from the SF Bay Area studying Psychology and Educational Studies. In her free time, she loves to stage manage, rock climb, pretend that 60% of her dietary intake doesn’t include KFT passion fruit green tea, and stare at strangers’ dogs for longer than what is socially acceptable!

Julianna Kim is many things: a junior studying English, a large sentient pile of mulch, and a junior studying English. She likes writing, reading, and procrastinating both. Her talents include consuming vast quantities of fruit in minutes, using Excel, and lockpicking. Talk to her about theatre, mental health, or the quiet majesty of the sea turtle.

DUTIES: The Presidents of the HRDC, in addition to facilitating and coordinating the actions of all other board members, serve as the primary liaison between the ART, OFA, Committee of Dramatic Arts, and Deans of Harvard College.

CONTACT: [email protected]

Vice President: Angel Hoyang (She/Her) ’23

Angel Hoyang (she/her) is a junior/social senior living in Winthrop and a Los Angeles native with a predictable love for In-N-Out. You can find her either gesturing haphazardly or staring wide-eyed into space while talking about her interests: music, dance, film, theater, or any combination of intersecting creative work/media.

DUTIES: The VP coordinates the HRDC productions that occur on the Mainstage of the Loeb every semester.

CONTACT: [email protected]

Treasurer: Nikhil Kamat ’25 (He/Him)

DUTIES: The Treasurer is in charge of finances for the Loeb Ex and Mainstage, as well as the HRDC budget. If you have a question about reimbursements, allowable items for a budget, or ideas for HRDC purchases, email the treasurer!

CONTACT: [email protected]

Ex Chair: Chinyere Obasi ’24 (He/Him)

DUTIES: The Ex Chair coordinates the HRDC productions that occur in the Experimental Theater of the Loeb every semester.

CONTACT: [email protected]

Tech Chair: Clay Oxford ’23 (He/Him)

Clay is a super-(old)-junior in Currier House concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics (hiss-hiss). In his spare time, he does sound, music, and other ~theatrical~ things that don’t involve being onstage. He’d like to give a special thanks to the mouse that ate the candy out of the bottom of his drawer in Holworthy freshman year — true friends look out for each others’ health!

DUTIES: The Tech Chair works to strengthen the tech community on campus by answering questions, directing students towards resources that may help them, and providing advice on design and technical execution for productions in need.

CONTACT: [email protected]

Campus Liaison: Caitlin Beirne ’24 (She/Her)

Caitlin Beirne is a Long Island native with an (apparently) fairly strong accent. Outside of theatre, you can find Caitlin baking, traveling, in Air Force ROTC, obsessing over the color pink, and at Berklee for the Harvard/Berklee program! She is super thrilled to be on the HRDC board and have in-person college!

DUTIES: The Campus Liaison is responsible for the organization and running of Common Casting, and keeps in contact with the different theater groups on campus and with the drama tutors in the houses.

CONTACT: [email protected]

Publicity Chair: Matthew Given ’25 (He/Him)

DUTIES: The Publicity Chair releases the weekly HRDC Newsletter and works to plan events to help build community within the Harvard arts scene.

CONTACT: [email protected]

Secretary/Historian: Isaac Heller ’23 (He/Him)

DUTIES: The Secretary/Historian acts as an administrative lead for HRDC documentation, serves as the coordinator of HRDC alumni relations, and serves as the primary liaison between the HRDC and the Harvard Theater Collection.

CONTACT: [email protected]

President Emeritus + Procedural Chair: Finn Bamber ’23 (He/Him)

President Emeritus: Ian Chan ’23 (He/Him)

Ian Chan is an academic junior (but social senior) in Winthrop House studying Linguistics and Mathematics. When he’s not in rehearsal music directing a show, you can probably find him speed-walking around campus in slides (yes, even when it’s cold) drinking probably-unhealthy amounts of fresh-squeezed orange juice.

HRDC BOARD ELECTIONS

HRDC Board Elections are held annually, in November, at an open meeting of the HRDC. Each officer holds their position for one calendar year. New members assume the duties and privileges of office at the beginning of the spring semester.

Anyone who has been involved with a campus production in any way can run for the HRDC Board. Candidates are encouraged to look at the duties and responsibilities of each position (described above and in the HRDC Constitution) and to email current board members to learn more about their perspective office when deciding to run. Candidates for office should nominate themselves by submitting a statement of interest to the current Executive Board at least two days prior to the election. A majority vote by members of the HRDC present at the open meeting determines the elected officers of the HRDC Executive Board. Candidates may be nominated from the floor.