Alumnus Sean Anthony Chia ’21 Named Director of Marketing for New York Theatre Barn

BY Emma Schillage, January 7, 2022

Theatre Management and Producing alumnus Sean Anthony Chia '21 has recently been named Director of Marketing for the New York Theatre Barn.

 

As the Director of Marketing, Chia will oversee the company's promotion and advertising efforts to drive ticket sales and build the theatre’s brand awareness. Some of his responsibilities will include developing an overall marketing plan, approving campaigns, and promoting the needs of the company.

 

New York Theatre Barn is a non-profit theatre company that serves as a home for original culture-shifting musicals. The company has been helping produce new musicals in front of live audiences since 2007.  New York Theatre Barn has continued to support artists during the pandemic by producing live stream performances for an audience of 26,000+ viewers through YouTube and Broadway on Demand. Over just this year, they have showcased the development of 90 Original Musicals created by 168 Writers.

 

Sean Anthony Chia is a Creative Executive for Prodigal, where he works on the creative development of television, theatre, and film productions that articulate the power of theatrical storytelling and music in modern entertainment. 

Prior to Prodigal, he built a creative toolkit through assisting and interning at companies such as William Morris Endeavor, Creative Artists Agency, ICM Partners, Telsey+Company, MCC Theater, Davenport Theatricals, Fox, Univision, and The New York Times. An Italian-Peruvian fusion from New Jersey, Sean is part of the Jubilee Theatre Festival for championing diversity in the American theatre and was a 2019 Recipient of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Award. As an independent producer, he develops musical and television talent that radicalizes conversations on race, ethnicity, sex, sexuality, and toxic masculinity. In Spring 2020, Sean co-founded Zoomfest Theatrical Podcast with playwright Devon Kidd. Since its founding, the podcast has connected over 75 artists and played to over 1,000 listeners. He currently resides in the creatively chaotic confines of his New Jersey home.