Shekeyna Black, Class of 1999

September 27, 2021
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Passionate about creative arts and the key role that music, theatre and dance play in our lives, I enjoy working with people who share that passion. My career and educational background are primarily in Theatre Arts and Entertainment Business. I was born and raised in Los Angeles County and always had a deep desire to be involved in the entertainment industry. I moved to Sonoma County specifically to attend SSU.

The Theatre Arts Department at Sonoma State University was an anchor in my life as I was also a young mother at that time. I have the utmost respect for my professors; including, Judy Navas, Beth Craven, Tony Bish in Theatre Arts and Nancy Lyons in Dance. The three women have since retired from the SSU faculty; however, I had the opportunity to work with Beth Craven several years ago at Main Stage West. I continue to appreciate the sheer dedication that the faculty, staff and students have in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

I worked for 14 years at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) in Santa Rosa before moving on to freelance in various aspects of live entertainment. While working full-time at LBC, I earned a MS in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University in 2010 where I studied the art of concert production. Everything I learned from my thesis project helped me to launch my own business called, A Miracle Production [AMP] that produces and promotes bands, concerts, festivals and events.

Past projects include working behind the scenes with Shakespeare in the Cannery in Santa Rosa as Box Office Manager & Social Media Coordinator and at Main Stage West in Sebastopol as Publicity & Social Media Coordinator. Additionally, before the pandemic caused live entertainment to come to a screeching halt, I worked as a Talent Booking Agent at Redwood Cafe in Cotati where I was also in charge of publicity and ticketing for the concerts since 2015. Redwood Cafe won the Norbays Music Award for Best Venue in 2019. Currently, I am the Executive Director of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County where I have been able to produce benefit concerts for the nonprofit organization since 2015. Recent projects include serving as Production Manager for Sideways, The Musical concerts at Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma. I am honored to be part of the 6th Street Playhouse team in Santa Rosa where I have recently been hired as the MarComm Associate and Patron Services Coordinator.

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Peace & Justice Center Sonoma County      

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