Board of Directors Election Candidates

Stephanie Barajas

Hello, my name is Stephanie Barajas and I am currently the Events Manager at the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. I oversee the events department and assist with rentals and also large cultural festivals. I earned my BA in Theatre from USC in 2014 where I focused on performing. My first passion was storytelling, I would watch movies and imagine myself in them. Ever since I have grown more and more passionate about humanity and what makes us all special. Theatre is important as it reflects important issues about society and human nature that seeing on stage can help us all understand better. After participating in a few leadership programs, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to be an arts administrator to ensure the arts sector is equitable and inclusive. By serving on PSP’s Board, I can utilize my skills and unique point of view to optimize the work that PSP has been doing so far.

How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I was a cast member in the staged reading of How to Destroy an American Girl Doll.

Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

Yes, I am currently a steering committee member of genARTS Silicon Valley — a network of emerging arts leaders looking for networking opportunities, professional development, and arts advocacy. I have helped with the planning and coordination of different events around San Jose and also led our Instagram Take Over and held conversations with other Bay Area artists.

Which position(s) listed in the PSP Bylaws are you interested in serving as?

Recording Secretary/Parliamentarian
I have worked in administrative roles for over 8 years. At my current job, I am in charge of calendar management, creating agendas for meetings and facilitating. I have great note-taking skills and feel confident that I can help the Board stay on task and organized.

Vice President: Patron Development
Although I do not have direct experience, I am very interested in this role because of its capacity to grow and help PSP. I believe that theatre needs to be inclusive and fair. Pay equity is very important to me and in the arts and necessary to ensure BIPOC are able to participate and make a living from their art. As part of different arts networks, I believe I can tap the right people to help me come up with a patron development plan.

If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

If elected, I look forward to connecting with the board and expanding my network while helping PSP achieve its mission & vision. Theatre is one of my biggest passions and unfortunately, for the past few years, I have not been able to be as connected as I would have liked to be. Through PSP, I hope to reconnect with theatre and assist in the creation of inclusive projects.


Doy Charnsupharindr

I am inspired by PSP’s work and value the PSP community of theatre makers, artists, and patrons. My goal is to contribute to making PSP successful in its mission, as well as making it an inclusive space for all artists, especially BIPOC and other underrepresented groups.

How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I was in PSP’s productions of The Music Man (2019) and Theatre in the Woods – Three Sisters (2020).

Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

Yes, I’m currently serving on the Board of South Bay Musical Theatre and also a founding member & President of Broadway by the Bay’s RISE committee.

Which position(s) listed in the PSP Bylaws are you interested in serving as?

Vice President: Finance

If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

Support the mission of PSP, with focus on financial strategy and operations, as well as making PSP an inclusive space for all artists, especially BIPOC and other underrepresented groups.