Jason Kralicek / Managing Director
After a long day of crunching numbers at the Unicorn, Jason lets down his hair, kicks off his accounting shoes (which are just really his regular shoes) and lets his creative spirit soar at Tropical Sno, a Hawaiian Shave Ice restaurant he runs with his partner Seth Golay. His summer nights and weekends are spent crafting tasty treats like his favorite creation, The Double Rainbow. Check them out at www.kansascitysnowcones.com. Is there a signature Unicorn flavor?!?!? See a show at the Unicorn and then visit "the shack" in Martin City to find out!
Favorite Unicorn Show: Bat-Boy The Musical
Nick Sawin / Marketing Director
Nick Sawin loves groundbreaking theatre like a Unicorn loves leaping. His role as the Marketing Director allows him to promote these flights of imagination to new audiences and old friends. Nick studied playwriting at UMKC, earning an MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts. His play Unnamed Lands was named a National Finalist at the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, 10-Minute Play Competition, and was given a concert reading at the Kennedy Center Family Theater in Washington, D.C. His plays have taken him to many new places, but he loves calling Kansas City his home.
Favorite Unicorn Shows: Red, Clybourne Park
Ian R. Crawford / Development 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
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
Emily Swenson / Production Manager
Emily Swenson takes great pride in working for the Unicorn Theatre. She has taken on many roles here in the past few years doing designs and realization of scenic, lighting, projections, and props. She is so excited to be a part of the full time staff as Production Manager. Emily earned her BFA in Theatre from Stephens College and has been dreaming of Unicorns ever since.
Favorite Unicorn Show: My Name is Asher Lev, Time Stands Still
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
Alyson Germinder / Literary Manager
Alyson is delighted to be the Literary Manager here at the Unicorn. For the last three seasons, Alyson has been working as a dramaturg and on the front-of-house staff. A cop recently gave her the best summary of dramaturgy she's heard to date: "This is the play, this is what the play is about, and this is why the play should matter to you." Alyson earned her B.A. in Theatre from University of Missouri-Columbia and her M.A. in Theatre from UMKC. When Alyson isn't reading scripts, she's probably reading a book.
Favorite Unicorn Show: The Whale
Amanda Jane Shank / NNPN Playwright-in-Residence
Amanda is happy to be returning to her hometown of Kansas City as the 2016-17 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence with Unicorn Theatre. Amanda's scripts have been developed with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, NNPN, Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival, Circle X Theatre Company, The Blank Theater Company, The Unicorn Theatre, and the Jim Henson Foundation. Amanda earned her MFA in Writing for Performance from CalArts and is a current member of the PlayLAB at Skylight Theatre Company in her adopted home of Los Angeles.
Favorite Unicorn Show: Grounded
Mary Brown / Grant Writer
Mary Brown may be small but she is mighty. As our Grant Coordinator and writer she is busy each day helping the Unicorn continue it's mission of producing BOLD NEW PLAYS. Her love of the Unicorn shines bright! When Mary is not at the Unicorn she loves spending time with her adorable family and her horses. (if you ever see a platter of Mary's baked goods at an event.. RUN, do not walk, RUN for them! They will knock your socks off)
Favorite Unicorn Show: Motherf**ker with the Hat
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