Our Team


Christa Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of the Free Soil Arts Collective. Independent research so far indicates that the Free Soil Arts Collective is the first theatre organization of its kind in the Merrimack Valley to be led by a Black woman. She is a member of the Rho Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Christa has a B.F.A. in Theatre from Longwood University, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice.


Evelyn Doby is Executive Assistant at the Free Soil Arts Collective, and is a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a BA in English: Literature and a minor in Philosophy. She is passionate about gender and racial studies. Being a Lowell native, she is excited to highlight local artists and bring more diversity to the artistic landscape of the Merrimack Valley.