State Theatre President & CEO, Shelley Brown has been overseeing all operations of the arts center since 1993. Responsibilities include supervising all operations and technical aspects of the State Theatre and its productions, annual and long-range fundraising, and programming over 100 shows per season for the 1,549 seat restored vaudeville house, plus the Acopian Ballroom and The Gallery at the State Theatre, located in downtown Easton. Shelley created and is Executive Producer of the FREDDY© Awards, a Tony-award style ceremony held each May to recognize outstanding achievement in local high school musicals. As Executive Producer she has received two Emmy Awards, as well as three additional nominations. She also stars in CanyonBack Films’ feature-length documentary, Most Valuable Players, which is centered on the 2008 FREDDY© Awards program.