Ian R. Crawford / Associate Artistic Director
Ian is a California Bay Area native who came to Kansas City after 9 years in New York City. Ian is excited to take on this new role as the Development Director here at Unicorn Theatre after many years working behind the scenes. Ian also thinks of the Unicorn as his artistic home, having designed sets and costumes for various productions, directed multiple In-Progress Play Readings, and recently directed Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo on the Levin Stage. When Ian isn't at the Unicorn he enjoys cooking, gardening, and digging his toes in the sand. Ian earned his BA in Theatre Directing from Fordham College at Lincoln Center.
Favorite Unicorn Shows: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Good People
Alexandria Washington / Marketing Director
Alexandria Washington is excited to start a new journey as Marketing Director at Unicorn Theatre. Alexandria has been working in Kansas City theatre for the past decade. She moved from Omaha, NE to Overland Park, KS with her family in 2001 and attended Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. She graduated from Avila University in 2009 with a B.F.A in Acting. After two years off from school Alexandria then graduated with her master’s degree in Organization Development in the fall of 2013 and has been focused on the business side of theatre ever since. She is thrilled and honored to be a part of Unicorn Theatre!
Favorite Unicorn Shows: Inspecting Carol, Heathers: The Musical
Raleigh Miller / Development Director
Raleigh grew up in Kansas City, left for fifteen years, and then came home. His devotion to Unicorn Theatre has remained uninterrupted throughout. The first Unicorn show he ever saw was THE LARAMIE PROJECT on September 11, 2001, and he tells that story way too often. Raleigh likes breakfast, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and empowering people to shape their community through engagement, activism, and philanthropy.
Favorite Unicorn Show: The Laramie Project.
Emily Swenson / Production Manager
Emily Swenson takes great pride in working for the Unicorn Theatre. Aside from production management, Emily has taken on many roles here in scenic, lighting, and projection designs. She loves that coming to work means effecting change in her community. Emily earned her BFA in Theatre from Stephens College and has been dreaming of Unicorns ever since.
Favorite Unicorn Show: Eclipsed
Gregory Chafin/ Resident Technical Director
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Rachel Leyh / Box Office Manager
Rachel Leyh has been around Kansas City theatre all her life. She is the youngest in a set of triplets and has been acting ever since she could talk. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in acting from Stephens College in 2012. When not on stage or in the box office, Rachel is usually going to see a show or hanging out with her two fat cats.
Favorite Unicorn Shows: Venus in Fur, Hand to God
Tanya Brown / Resident Stage Manager
Tanya is our amazing Resident Stage Manager. The stage manager is the person who runs the show (literally!) From organizing production meetings to checking to make sure actors are at the theatre on-time, calling light cues and assisting each Director.When Tanya is not at the Unicorn she is at the Unicorn.
Favorite Unicorn Show: Too many to choose
Hannah Taylor / Literary Manager
Hannah is thrilled to be the Unicorn’s Literary Manager after being involved in many Unicorn shows dramaturgically and as a Production Assistant. She is dedicated to finding refreshing, challenging pieces of theatre to bring to the Unicorn stage. When she isn’t at the Unicorn, Hannah works as a teaching artist and director at Trilogy Cultural Arts Centre and as an associate photographer with EpagaFOTO.
Favorite Unicorn Show: How to Use a Knife
Zia Levin-Gil / Security Coordinator
Zia Levin-Gil is the youngest daughter of Cynthia Levin. Zia is a devoted member of the Unicorn team and earned her position with hard work and ferocity. Zia loves to be involved with almost every aspect of the Unicorn (rehearsals, meetings, lunches, events, lunches and lunches.) She is very serious about the security of the Unicorn and has the bark to prove it. You're always a friend to Zia (unless you are a skateboarder!)
Favorite Unicorn Show: Grey Gardens