Jericha Bickell has been named general manager of the Oklahoma City Repertory Theater.
As general manager, Miss Bickell will be responsible for building and managing budgets, creating and maintaining business and operational plans and overseeing the administrative needs of the organization.
“I’m thrilled we found someone so talented from the Oklahoma City community,” said artistic director Kelly Kerwin.
“When I first spoke with Jericha, it was clear I was talking with someone who not only loved theater, but possessed the skills to help take OKC Rep into the future.
“She has a managerial mind and a creative soul, and I feel so lucky to have her working alongside me.”
Miss Bickell’s professional background includes 10-plus years of operational and administrative experience in the performing arts and events management.
Most recently, she was an event coordinator with the Cox Convention Center/Chesapeake Energy Arena (now Paycom Center) and, previous to that, she was an account and budget representative with the University of Oklahoma’s Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts – University Theater Division.
She has also had experience as a lighting technician with Lyric Theater.
Miss Bickell was inducted to the International Association of Venue Managers’ 30 Under-30 Class of 2018, which recognizes emerging leaders who help accelerate the industry and carry it into the future., a statement said.
In addition to her professional experience, Miss Bickell has had a lifelong passion for the performing arts.
She grew up immersed in theater in Muskogee, where her mother was a drama teacher.
An award-winning, nationally recognized professional regional theater, OKC Rep produced its first play in 2002 and has produced more than 85 productions.