Prior to joining NEFA in May 2023, Audrey Seraphin (Awd-ree Sahr-uh-fin) worked with the City of Boston’s Mayor’s office, directing SPARK Boston, a volunteer civic engagement council for 20- to 35-year-old Bostonians. As part of her work, she has served on multiple grant review panels for the Boston Cultural Council. She is delighted to be returning to the arts administration field after roles with ArtsBoston, The Front Porch Arts Collective, and Central Square Theater before the COVID-19 pandemic. Audrey is an avid advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion in the arts and beyond. She was a founding member of the Network of Arts Administrators of Color (NAAC) Boston and the City of Boston’s Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group. She also served on the DEI committee at the Boston Planning & Development Agency during her time with SPARK Boston. Most recently, Audrey completed American Repertory Theatre’s Arts & Cultural Organizational Management program with Harvard University and remains a proud member of their 2023 cohort. Audrey is an active member of the Greater Boston theatre community, and has directed both fringe professional and educational productions, including work with the Pao Arts Center, Praxis Stage, Clark University, and Westford Academy Theatre Arts. From backstage to front of house, she aims to hold every position in a theatre production at least once and has made considerable progress working as an usher, spotlight operator, sound designer, stage manager, actor, and more.
A lifelong Massachusetts resident, she now fittingly calls Allston, MA (the only neighborhood in the United States named after an artist) home.