Our Staff

Our Staff


Cynthia Rider, Managing Director
Melia Bensussen
, Artistic Director
(Position permanently endowed by Janet S. Suisman)


Elizabeth Williamson, Associate Artistic Director
Rachel Alderman, Artistic  Associate
Mfoniso Udofia, Aetna New Voices Fellow
Artists Currently Under Commission:
Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Kimber Lee, Janine Nabers, Will Power, Kaneza Schaal


Jennifer Roberts, Director of Education
Nina Pinchin, Associate Director of Education
Robert Reader, Education Programs Manager
Emely Larson, Studio Manager
Krista DeVellis, Education Associate
Natalie Pertz, Education Associate
Grace Clark, Education Enrollment and Marketing Coordinator
Carly Oliver, Resident Teaching Artist


Emily Van Scoy, General Manager
Nina Greene, Associate General Manager
Scott Bartelson, Management Associate
Sara Walnum, Business Manager
Abbie George, Bookkeeper


Bryan T. Holcombe, Production Manager
Charlie Freitag, Associate Production Manager
Samantha Donnelly, Company Manager
Athena Ellis, Associate of Facilities and Operations/Stage Supervisor
Rachel Canowitz, Production Assistant

Set Construction & Scenic Art

Aaron D. Bleck, Technical Director
Mike Beschta, Assistant Technical Director
Christopher Nelson, Master Carpenter
Ian Sweeney, Kevin Dechello, Carpenters
Curt Tomczyk, Charge Scenic Artist
Nathalie Schlosser, Scenic Painter

Costumes & Wardrobe

Blair Gulledge, Costume Shop Manager
Elinor (Brit) Watts,  Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Kalyn Lummis, Wardrobe Supervisor
Jacqui Pomeranski, Draper
Matt Dettmer, Stitcher
Molly Doan, Costume Crafts Artisan
Jodi Stone, Wig Supervisor


Erin Keller, Properties Manager
Sara Morand, Assistant Properties Manager


Aaron Hochheiser, Master Electrician
Jackie Hecker, Assistant Master Electrician


Antay Bilgutay, Director of Development
Jennifer Levine, Manager of Donor Events & Corporate Relations
Kyle Abraham, Manager of Development Operations
Kati Hensel, Manager of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Samantha Campbell, Annual Fund Coordinator

Marketing, Sales & Communications

Sean Pomposello, Director of Marketing
Todd M. Brandt, Associate Director of Marketing
Liss Couch-Edwards, Graphic Designer
Charles MacNaughton, Digital Media Manager
Theresa MacNaughton, Communications & Community Engagement Associate
T. Charles Erickson, Company Photographer

Sales Center

Mike Davirro, Call Center Manager
Darlene Herrick, Administrative Assistant/Sales Representative
Sales Center Representatives: Todd Merrell, Linda Young

Patron Services

Lindsey Hoffman, Box Office Manager
Caitlin Fahey, Subscriptions and Group Sales Manager
Shawna Pelletier, Box Office Supervisor
Customer Service Representatives: Oliver Kochol, Ally Nowak, Birdie St. Pierre, Rachel Valliere, Corey Weldon

House Management

Patron Services Manager: Margie Glick
House Managers: W. Scott McEver, Aarron Schuelke, Jennifer Weston
House Operations Staff: Sam Chiasson, Sheznarda Flores, Makela Harris, Karen Kudish McManus, Alexis Kurtz, Andrew Mentus, Cady Michaels, Joan Ouellette, Nefris Quiterio, Tanya Rivera, Marisol Rodriguez, Aaron Schuelke

Volunteer Advisory Board

Michael Brezel, Ann Cooke, Doug Cooke, Cindy Curry, Joe Marion, Michele Mueller, Martha Schwartz, Jill Sorgio, Ann Trambert, Pat Tyson