Baltimore Center Stage: Staff & Board

Staff & Board


Artistic Director—Kwame Kwei-Armah 

Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE is an award-winning British playwright, director, actor, and broadcaster. At Baltimore Center Stage he has directed the World Preimiere of Jazz, Marley, One Night in Miami..., Amadeus, dance of the holy ghosts, The Mountaintop, An Enemy of the People, The Whipping Man, and Naomi Wallace’s Things of Dry Hours. In 2014, Kwame was named Best Director in City Paper’s Best of Baltimore, and he was a finalist for the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's Zelda Fichandler Award for Best Theater Director. His works as playwright include One Love: The Bob Marley Musical, Elmina’s Kitchen, Let There Be Love, A Bitter Herb, Statement of Regret, Seize the Day, and Beneatha’s Place, which debuted at Baltimore Center Stage in 2013 as part of The Raisin Cycle. Other directorial credits include One Night in Miami… at London’s Donmar Warehouse, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing and the World Premiere of Detroit ’67 at The Public Theater in New York, Wallace’s The Liquid Plain at Signature Theatre, Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew at the Lark Play Development Center, and the World Premiere of The Liquid Plain at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2017, he directed One Love: The Bob Marley Musical at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He has served on the boards of Theatre Communications Group, Steinberg Playwright Awards, The National Theatre, and The Tricycle Theatre (London), and as Artistic Director for the World Arts Festival in Senegal. He was named the Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, and in 2012 was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Managing Director—Michael Ross

Michael Ross returned to Baltimore Center Stage in 2016, after working for seven seasons as managing director of Westport Country Playhouse. From 2002 to 2008 he was managing director of Baltimore Center Stage. Previously, Michael was managing director of Long Wharf Theatre (1997-2002) where he was on the producing team for the commercial transfer of the Pulitzer Prize winner, Wit. He was general manager and business manager at Hartford Stage (1986-1996). He served as program officer/project director at National Arts Stabilization, and worked with Baltimore Opera Company and Alley Theater, Houston. Michael has consulted in fundraising, board development, executive search, and strategic planning for theaters nationwide, including Kansas City Repertory Theatre, SITI Company, Wilma Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and Everyman Theatre. He has been a panelist for programs hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, and New England Foundation for the Arts, among others, and was an adjunct professor in The Yale University School of Drama Theater Management Program. He has served on numerous Boards including Theatre Communications Group, The National Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition. He currently serves on the Board of the Burry Fredrik Foundation and the Board of Maryland Citizens for the Arts.


The 2016/17 Center Stage Board of Trustees

Terry H. Morgenthaler, President
Edward C. Bernard, Vice President
August J. Chiasera, Vice President
Beth W. Falcone, Vice President
Brian M. Eakes, Treasurer
Scot T. Spencer, Secretary

Penny Bank
Taunya Banks
Bradie Barr
Meredith Borden
James T. Brady
Stephanie Carter
Lynn Deering
Jed Dietz
Walter B. Doggett III
Jane W.I. Droppa
Amy Elias
Juliet A. Eurich
Dorie Fader
Daniel Gahagan
C. Richard Gamper, Jr.
Suzan Garabedian
Megan Gillick
Adam Gross
Cheryl O'Donnell Guth
Elizabeth J. Himelfarb Hurwitz

Kathleen W. Hyle
Ted E. Imes
Wendy Jachman
Joe Jennings
John J. Keenan
Sandra Liotta
John McCardell
Hugh W. Mohler, Jr.
J. William Murray
Charles E. Noell III
Judy M. Phares
Jill Pratt
Philip J. Rauch
E. Hutchinson Robbins, Jr.
Todd Schubert
Charles Schwabe
Robert W. Smith, Jr.
Scott Somerville
Michele Speaks
Michael B. Styer
Harry Thomasian
Donald Thoms
Krissie Verbic
 

Trustees Emeriti

Katharine C. Blakeslee
C. Sylvia Brown
Martha Head
Sue Hess
Murray M. Kappelman, MD
E. Robert Kent, Jr.
Joseph M. Langmead
Kenneth C. Lundeen
Marilyn Meyerhoff
Esther Pearlstone
Monica Sagner
George M. Sherman


Staff Directory

All staff may be reached by dialing 410.986.4000

Administration

Associate Managing Director—Del W. Risberg
Administration Fellow—Antonio Eubanks
Director of Operations—Kevin Maroney
Building Engineer—Harry Piasecki
Security —James Williams, Tyrone Jacobs
Custodial Services—Broadway Services, Inc.

Artistic

Associate Artistic Director—Hana S. Sharif
Associate Director/Director of Dramaturgy—Gavin Witt

Artistic Administrator—Stephanie Rolland
Company Manager—Jennifer Roller
Artistic Producer/Community Programs Director—Daniel Bryant
Artistic Assistant—Danielle Turner
The Lynn & Tony Deering Producing Intern—Jack Dee
The Judy & Scott Phares Dramaturgy Fellow—Deanie Vallone
The Lynn & Philip Rauch Company Management Intern—Emmeline Adams
Digital Media Fellow—Jasmine Baxter

Development

Development Director—Randi Benesch
Associate Director of Development—Sabrina S. Thornton
Corporate Relations Manager—Amanda Mizeur
Special Events Coordinator—Lisa Portera
Executive Assistant/Prospect Research Coordinator—David Kanter
Auction Coordinator—Sydney Wilner
Auction Assistant—Norma Cohen
Development Assistant—Madeline Dummerth
The Ellen & Ed Bernard Development Intern

Education

Director of Education—Michael Wiggins
Education Intern—Rachel Varley
Teaching Artists—Maria Broom, Lauren Imwold, Zipporah Brown, Vaunita Goodman, Deirdre McAllister, Jerry Miles, Jr., CJay Philip, Courtney Proctor, Virginia Remsberg, D. Wambui Richardson, Andrew Stromyer, Susan Stroupe, Josh Thomas, Ann Turiano, Jacob Zabawa, and The Jokesters: Steve Bauer and Marianne Wittelsberger

Finance

Director of Finance—Beth Fetcho
Business Manager—Kathy Nolan
Business Office Associate—Brian Novotny

Information Technologies

Technologies Manager—John Paquette
Systems Administrator—Mark Slaughter

Marketing & Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications—Beth Hauptle
Associate Director of Marketing—Hilary Judis
Art Director—Bill Geenen
Publications Manager—Maggie Beetz
The Sharon & Jay Smith Marketing & Communications Intern—Rosalyn Smaldone
The Wendy Jachman Graphics Intern—Kaitlynn Larkins
Direct Marketing, SMART (Strategic Marketing for the Arts)
Photography, Richard Anderson (production), Dean Alexander (advertising)

Assistant Box Office Manager/Subscriptions Manager—Jerrilyn Keene
Assistant Patron Services Managers—Laura Baker, Shannon Ziegler
Patron Services Associates—Ishai Barnoy, Kelli Blackwell, Olivia Brann, Brian Gilbert, Blueberry Emily Keller
To contact the Box Office, please email boxoffice@centerstage.org

Audience Services & Events Manager—Alec Lawson
House Managers—Lindsey Barr, Lindsay Jacks, Hannah Kelly, Faith Savill
Audio Description—Ralph Welsh, Maryland Arts Access

Production Management

Director of Production—Rick Noble
Associate Production Manager—Kate Holland
Production & Stage Management Fellow—Matt Sykes
Stage Management Intern—Lucía Ruppert

audio

Supervisor—Amy Wedel
Audio Engineer—Daniel Hogan
The Jane & Larry Droppa Audio Intern—Courtney Seibert

costumes

Costumer—David Burdick
Associate Costumer—Ben Kress
Draper—Susan MacCorkle
Craftsperson—William E. Crowther
First Hand—Elizabeth Roskos
The Terry Morgenthaler & Patrick Kerins Costumes Intern—Matthew Smith

electrics

Lighting Director—Tamar Geist
Master Electrician—Carly Shiner
Staff Electrician—Aaron Haag
Lighting Intern—Jessica Anderson

Properties

Props Master—Meghan O’Brien
Assistant Manager—Nathan Scheifele
Props Artisan—Rachael Erichsen
Props Intern—Madeleine Winward

Scenery

Technical Director—Rob McLeod
Assistant Technical Director—Bradley Shaw
Scene Shop Supervisor—Frank Lasik
Carpenters—Brian Jamal Marshall, Colin Sage, Eric Scharfenberg, and Libby Stone
The Elizabeth & Ken Lundeen Carpentry Intern—Whitney Stott

MultimediA

Multimedia Coordinator—Danny Carr
Multimedia Fellow—Gabriel Macedo

Scenic Art

Charge Scenic Artist—Erich Starke

Stage Operations

Stage Carpenter—Eric L. Burton
Wardrobe Office—Linda Cavell