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THIS IS OKC.

Southern Plains Productions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, professional arts-production company serving Oklahoma City. We seek to reimagine live theatre with innovative artistic experiences that spark conversations and bring our community together.

STAFF & BOARD

STAFF

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JACKSON GIFFORD

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Jackson Gifford (he/him) is the founding artistic director of Southern Plains Productions. Originally from Oklahoma, Gifford is a theatre artist with a passion for creating thought provoking performances.

 

In addition to his work with his own company, Gifford assists Broadway producer Jim Kierstead. Interlochen Arts Academy Alum, BFA: Otterbein University. He currently lives in Oklahoma City and New York City. 

Ellen Gifford

ELLEN GIFFORD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ellen Gifford is co-founder of Southern Plains Productions and a lifelong theatre enthusiast. When she's not serving SPP, she works as a talent strategist, coach, and business consultant, helping companies enhance their leadership to increase engagement and grow revenue. She has helped organizations ranging from small nonprofits to multinational corporations grow their operations by optimizing business strategies that enable them to outpace their competitors even in times of complex talent landscapes. Ellen earned her MBA degree from Oklahoma Christian University and is a certified Lean Leader, SHRM-certified HR professional, and a Results Based Leadership Institute graduate. Her leadership has earned her the Ultimate Software Innovation Award and recognition from publications such as Becker’s Hospital Review.

BOARD

Chandra Boyd

CHANDRA BOYD

BOARD CHAIR

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MAX MILLER

BOARD MEMBER

Joanne Dooley

JOANNE DOOLEY

BOARD MEMBER

David Payne

DAVID PAYNE

BOARD MEMBER

John Gifford

JOHN GIFFORD

BOARD SECRETARY

Amy Williams

AMY WILLIAMS

BOARD MEMBER

Walaya Lupp

WALAYA LUPP

BOARD MEMBER

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HEATHER WILSON

VICE CHAIR

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