John Sloan III
Producing Artistic Director,
Joshua (he/him/his) is thrilled to be affiliated with the Obsidian Theatre Festival and GhostLight Productions
Inc. He wants to thank Sloan and the entire OTF team for allowing him this opportunity. Special thanks to Lauren for all the love, support and encouragement. Proud Union member.
Associate Artistic Director
Alexis Sims, a Black creative storyteller from Birmingham, Alabama, is thrilled to be part of
the Obsidian Theatre Festival’s team. University
of Michigan. AEA. Take 3 Talent.
Garlia Cornelia Jones
Yemisi Odetoyinbo received her BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Michigan in 2014. She dedicates her energy to
help cultivate spaces of healing through theatre, education, and mental wellness. Yemisi also holds a Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University. In addition to freelance stage management, Yemisi works as an infant mental health therapist and full spectrum doula.
Amber Gray (She/Her/Hers) is a Theatre Producer, Administrator, Director, Choreographer and Performer. She received a BFA Musical Theatre degree from Rockford University and she is a very proud Texan. Currently Amber is back in her hometown of Houston performing, Associate Producing the national Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival and Assistant Directing High School Play;
A Nostalgia Fest at the Alley Theatre. She is excited to be joining the OTF crew! For more information about Amber, please visit her website at amberdgray.com.
Arts Education Manager
Sarae Daniels is excited and humbled to serve as the Arts Education Manager for the Obsidian Theatre Festival. Born in Detroit, Michigan to an artistic family
of educators and musicians, she has always had a passion for both the performing arts and empowering youth. As a performer, writer, and instructor with over a decade of teaching experience, she has endeavored to use the arts as a vehicle to teach core curricum. In her current position, Sarae now endeavors to create and provide quality arts instruction to youth who have been historically barred from equitable access to resources. The mission is to create a school to career pipeline for youth into the artistic sphere.