Staff + Leadership

A special note about our staff

Due to the global pandemic, we were forced to postpone our entire 2020 season. Since our founding in 1931, the Playhouse has taken the extraordinary step to close only once before, in the midst of World War II. We also made the difficult decision to furlough approximately half of our staff, with the plan for their return in time to produce the 2021 season. In the list below, an asterisk (*) next to a name indicates that this staff member has been furloughed. Until your friends and contacts return in 2021, please reach out to another person in the same department.



David Kennedy*
Associate Artistic Director
Anne Keefe
Associate Artist
Liam Lonegan*
Assistant Artistic Director


Director of Development
Grant Writer
Clare Livingston*
Special Events & Engagement Coordinator
Kaylee Moran*
Development Assistant


Director of Marketing & Audience Development
Graphic Design Director
Patricia Blaufuss*
Public Relations Manager
Jennifer Carroll*
Community & Sales Manager
Smart Marketing


Director of Education & Community Outreach


Associate Producer / Director of Production
Technical Director / Associate Director of Production
Bruce Miller*
Company Manager
Elizabeth Frasciello*
Assistant Company Manager


Director of Finance
HR & Finance Manager

General Management

General Manager
Geoff Topalian*
Business Intelligence Manager
Kelly Richards Mikolasy*
House & Events Manager
Box Office Manager
Eve Lyons*
Assistant Box Office Manager
Jake Krasniewicz*
Box Office Supervisor & First-Time Subscriber Concierge

2021 Board of Trustees


Anna Czekaj-Farber
Community Leader
Athena T. Adamson
Vice Chair
Community Leader
Michele Flaster
Vice Chair
Community Leader
Teresa Nardozzi
Vice Chair
Owner & President, MANM Productions
Ellen H. Petrino
Community Leader
Adam Clemens
Managing Director, Portfolio Advisors


Harold Bailey, Jr.
Executive Vice President
McLeod Associates, Inc.
Stephen Corman
Healthcare, Education and Cultural Supporter and Patron
Paige S. Couture
Community Leader
Jay A. Dirnberger
Community Leader
Robert P. Doran
Founder/President, Inovia Media Group/TML
Jessie A. Gilbert
Principal, Cummings & Lockwood, LLC
Joyce Hergenhan
Former President, GE Foundation
Carole Hochman
Chief Creative Director and CEO, NAKED Brand Group
Maggie Lehnerd-Reilly
Community Leader
Roger Leifer
Principal at Leifer Properties
Mary Ellen Marpe
Community Leader
Judy M. Phares
Community Leader
Janet Plotkin
President, Schnurmacher Foundation
Jake Robards
Barbara Samuelson
Community Leader
Richard Slavin
Partner, Cohen and Wolf
Barbara Streicker
Community Leader, Chair Emerita
David Tillson
Eagle Ridge Investment Management, LLC
Marietta Battaglia White
Community Leader

Honorary Trustees

Elisabeth Morten, Chair
Howard J. Aibel *
Walter Bergen
James P. Bradley
Sandra DeFeo
Kate Devlin
Robert Devlin
Robert H. Forrester
Edith Hall Friedheim
Helen Lee Henderson
Catherine Herman
Dan Kail
Bill Mitchell
Judith Resnick
Carol West Seldin
Ann Sheffer
Joel Smilow
Sharon Sullivan
John Vaccaro
Steven Wolff
Joanne Woodward
Bob Wright

Artist Circle
A.R. Gurney *
Lynne Meadow
James Naughton


* Deceased

playhouse theater council

Athena T. Adamson
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Jessica Caldwell
Community Leader
Adam Clemens
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Carin Freidag
Community Leader
Jessie A. Gilbert
Board of Trustees
Darnell Graham
Community Leader
Rashana Graham
Community Leader
Margie Jacobson
Community Leader
Dr. Pietro (Peter) D. Marghella
Community Leader
Director of Education
Kelle Ruden
Community Leader
Barbara Streicker
Board of Trustees, Chair Emerita
Director of Development
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