Executive Director

C. Suzanne Hudson-Smith, CFRE

Suzanne stepped into the role of Executive Director in June 2018 to
lead Players by the Sea. She received her BFA in Acting from Texas
State University, auditioned and was accepted into the Equity
training program at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Her
theatre career includes directing 35 productions and performing in
more than 18 productions, including Search for Signs of Intelligent
Life in the Universe, Talking With... and Parallel Lives: the Kathy and
Mo Show. Other than performing and directing, Suzanne is a
producer and has founded two theatre companies (Dallas, Texas
and Sarasota, Florida). 

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Production Manager

Jereme Raickett

Jereme Raickett works both professionally and with the community as an actor, director and producer. Most recently, Jereme directed The Color Purple here at PBTS. He is a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and after graduating he began working with many other theatres and companies including Alhambra Theatre and Dining.


Jereme has shared his gifts with PBTS as a director for Smokey Joe’s Café, Fences and Memphis, in addition to portraying Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying, Jacob in La Cage aux Folles and Toby in A Behanding in Spokane. He has also worked as a Musical Theatre instructor with Don’t Miss a Beat in Jacksonville. 


Marketing & Communications Manager

Alexandra Blackwell

Alexandra graduated from Florida State University this past May. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies and a minor in Music. Over her college career, she gained marketing, writing, editing and reporting experience from internships with WFSU Public Media, College Magazine, WJCT Public Broadcasting and Alcom Marketing and Advertising.


Ever since the 8th grade, she’s been in love with the theatre. Her first role was Dina in School House Rock Jr. From there she went on to participate in theatre at Nease High School, Summer Musical TheatreCamp in St. Augustine, the Northeast Florida Conservatory and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. She most recently portrayed Sarah the Blind Librarian in PBTS' own The Toxic Avenger.

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