Urbanite Theatre Adds Brandy Coffey-Ruiz del Vizo as Director of Development
(Sarasota) – Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota’s newest downtown theatre, announced today that Brandy Coffey-Ruiz del Vizo has joined the organization as interim Director of Development.
Coffey-Ruiz del Vizo, a top Sarasota real estate-broker, brings a wealth of experience working in the community, and has been an area resident for over 30 years. Brandy manages Coffey & Company with Keller Williams On the Water in Sarasota, team of real estate agents.
“I have always had a passion for theatre and the performing arts. When I heard about Urbanite Theatre, and the intimacy of the audience with the stage and actors, I was immediately drawn to it,” said Coffey-Ruiz del Vizo.
Summer Wallace, Urbanite Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director, said, “Brandy is a leader and an influencer. She comes from an atypical background for a non-profit, but her passion for the arts makes her a perfect addition to our team. It’s critical at this early stage of our development to add successful, driven motivators to the fold. Brandy will play an essential role in our ability to bring exciting, contemporary plays to Sarasota.”
Currently ranked in the top 1% of Sarasota real estate agents in overall sales volume, Coffey-Ruiz del Vizo believes excelling in her industry will translate to an immediate benefit for the start-up venture. “I am a perfectionist, a time management specialist and a no-nonsense woman. And as a part of the team, I’ll help Urbanite Theatre flourish and grow.”
Coffey-Ruiz del Vizo joins Urbanite Theatre on an interim basis while the organization executes its first season of plays, starting on April 10 with the US premiere of CHICKEN SHOP, by Anna Jordan. Urbanite Theatre, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is actively pursuing additional partnerships with supporters in the area for the inaugural season.
About Urbanite Theatre
Urbanite Theatre brings compelling, intimate live theater experiences to downtown Sarasota. Our commitment to fresh works, burgeoning playwrights, and actor-driven productions will provide the region with exciting, contemporary play-going opportunities. Urbanite Theatre will be a lively new addition to a thriving Sarasota social scene.