The Network - Theatre Journalism

Freelance journalist Ayanna Prescod and Playbill’s Managing News Editor Logan Culwell-Block reflect on their relationships to theatre and journalism, and how they found themselves writing about their favorite art form for a living.


About the Panelists

Ayanna Prescod is a former theater and culture journalist who now works in theater social media and marketing. She has published work in Harper’s Bazaar, Variety, New York Theater Guide, Broadway Direct and Exeunt NYC. She appeared as a co-host on What’s Up Broadway? and Token Theatre Friends Podcasts. She also previously worked as The Brooklyn Rail’s Theater Co-Editor in 2021. Prescod still is an avid theatergoer and huge lover and supporter of the arts.

Logan Culwell-Block is Managing News Editor at Playbill, where he leads news coverage for theatre around the world and regularly contributes news items and feature content both online and in print. Prior to his current position, Logan led educational content and partnerships for Playbill, and was head of business operations for PLAYBILLder, Playbill’s build-it-yourself program creation tool. He joined the company in 2014 as the manager of Playbill Vault, the company’s historical archives. Logan is also a music director and conductor whose music direction credits include Off-Broadway, national tour, regional, and educational productions nationwide. Logan holds degrees in musical theatre performance and conducting from Oklahoma City University and Ithaca College.


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What to Expect

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