AJ Near, MFA '19
AJ Near is a second year MFA candidate from Independence, Kansas. After graduating from Emporia State University in 2014, Aubrey worked in Lawrence, Kansas as the Production Manager at the Lawrence Arts Center until August 2016. During that time, she was granted a sabbatical to stage manage two workshops of the original play All We Have Left by Liz Hara, directed by Spencer Lott, through the Jim Hensen foundation at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and at La Mama Puppet Theatre Festival. During the upcoming year, Aubrey looks forward to Stage Managing Fun Home, and Production Stage Managing New Play Festival. Aubrey would like to thank her family and friends for all of their love and support. Go hawks!