This week, we would like to feature one of our incredible marketing volunteers, Morgan Everitt! Morgan creates beautiful stop-motion animation videos that you may have seen on our social media platforms! (If you haven’t seen them, be sure to check them out! 😊) We are so fortunate to have Morgan as a part of the GiGi’s NYC community and we hope you enjoy getting to know Morgan below as much as we have!
When and why did you decide to volunteer with GiGi’s NYC?
I got involved with GiGi’s NYC a few months ago. I’ve always loved the Down syndrome community and was originally looking for somewhere to teach acting and film–making.
What do you do as a volunteer?
With COVID-19 restraints and a full virtual programming schedule already in the works, we figured out that I could be most helpful with marketing! I taught myself stop–motion animation during lockdown and put it to use making GiGi’s NYC videos. It’s been an incredibly fun project and I’ve learned a lot. Since stop–motion is such a tedious process, my favorite part is seeing it all come together at the end. Also, since I use pictures of GiGi’s participants in my videos, I really love looking through all of the pictures of the different events and participants.
What do you look forward to doing at the Playhouse once we can safely gather there again?
I really look forward to meeting everyone in person someday and still hope to do some acting and film classes with the community! I most recently taught acting for NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, where I am also an alum. I work as an actress here in NYC, but most recently finished shooting a thriller in (freezing) Canada!
Thank you, Morgan, for sharing your talents with GiGi’s NYC! We also would love for you to bring acting and film programming to our community in the future! We know that making stop-motion animation videos is not easy and is very time-consuming, so please know that your efforts do not go unnoticed. We look forward to continuing to work with you and truly appreciate your generosity and kindness.