LaShawna Bean

Operations Director
LaShawna Bean
Operations Director


LaShawna Bean
is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and as a child had an innate ability to sing and believed one could create anything imaginable using the arts. She expressed her love for the arts through singing, musicals, and dance. She was the first female at her high school to perform in three advanced choirs and won multiple awards including winning best soloist in a New York show choir competition. In college, her love for the arts came by way of videography and performing.

LaShawna is a graduate of Indiana University, Indianapolis where she earned a Bachelor’s in Communication and Media Studies with a minor in Music. She is thankful to her parents for stressing the importance of education. With that said, upon moving to Pennsylvania in 2016, she pursued higher education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she graduated Cum Laude with a Master’s in Arts Administration.

Her professional background lies in working with non-profit organizations in marketing, social media, operations, the independent music industry, special education and public relations. She channeled her passions through the arts and education which has led her to PlayPenn today. She is honored to be a part of the PlayPenn family working as Operations Director and will give 100% of herself every single day! Some of her hobbies consist of spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, watching all things Hallmark, going to broadway shows, event planning, and exploring the East coast.

"As a producer of new work I depend on places like PlayPenn that provide playwrights a safe space to take risks and explore their creative process. I applaud PlayPenn and I encourage you to support their efforts in creating the future of the American stage."

-Ed Herendeen, Producing Director, Contemporary American Theater Festival