Diane Alianiello (2008-2010)
Heather Cohn (2008-2010)
Jennifer Conley Darling (2008-2010)
Aimee Davis (2008-2010)
Elizabeth R. English (2010-2012)
Amanda Feldman (2008-2010)
Leigh Goldenberg (2006-2008)
Maria Goyanes (2006-2008)
Karen Grenke (2006-2008)
Amy Kaissar (2006-2008)
Maggie Lauren (2006-2008)
Manda Martin (2010-2012)
Patricia McNamara (2006-2008)
Victoria Murray Baatin (2006-2008)
Roberta Pereira (2010-2012)
Linda Powell (2006-2008)
Allison Prouty (2006-2008)
Marissa Rosenblum (2008-2010)
Allegra Schorr (2008-2010)
Catherine Taylor Williams (2008-2010)
Bridgette Wimberly (2008-2010)
Stephanie Ybarra (2010-2012)
Click here for a list of the current 2012-2014 Lab Producers.
Contact: Diane Alianiello
Diane Alianiello has been interested in producing ever since she first saw Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens original West End production in London in 1998. It is her goal to someday soon bring the show to the stages of NYC. In addition to theatre, Diane currently has a number of other artistic and entertainment endeavors in development - watch for announcements! Professionally, Diane currently works full-time for Running Subway Productions whose projects include Bodies...The Exhibition, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NY, and the newly opened Discovery Times Square Exposition Center. And keeping true to her theatre roots, she has just assumed the position of Managing Director for terraNOVA Collective. In the past, Diane has worked for several preeminent production companies including Richard Frankel Productions, Stuart Thompson Productions, and WestBeth Entertainment. Diane holds a BA in Theatre from Florida State University and an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College.
Contact: Heather Cohn
Heather Cohn is a producer, director, set designer and grantwriter. She co-founded Flux Theatre Ensemble (www.fluxtheatre.org) in 2006, and currently serves as the Managing & Development Director. Heather has produced 11 full productions for Flux in addition to countless readings and workshops. Directing credits for Flux include August Schulenburg's The Lesser Seductions of History and Other Bodies (FringeNYC Excellence Award for “Outstanding Direction”) and staged readings of Jose Rivera's Sueño and Adam Szymkowicz's Pretty Theft. Other credits with Flux include Pretty Theft (set designer), Riding the Bull (stage manager) and Life is a Dream (dramaturg). Other New York theatre credits: co-producer for Global Cooling (Women’s Project LAB); production stage manager for The Striking Viking Story Pirates; set designer for Mary Brigit Poppleton is Writing a Memoir (FringeNYC) and Flyers and Other Tales (Midtown International Theatre Festival). Heather is the Director of Development for Epic Theatre Ensemble in New York City. She has previously worked with Cornerstone Theater Company in California and with New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), The Pearl Theatre Company, Red Bull Theater, No Time for Love Productions and Repertorio Español, all in New York City. Heather is a graduate of Vassar College.
JENNIFER CONLEY DARLING
Contact: Jennifer Conley Darling
Jennifer Conley Darling is a 16-year veteran producer of live events, conferences and theatrical presentations. As the Producing Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective, an award winning NYC independent theater company, she has led the creation of its two pillar programs, Groundbreakers Playwrights Group, a weekly writers workshop aiding in the development of full-length plays and solo shows, and soloNOVA Arts Festival, a multi-disciplinary festival showcasing the best in solo work, now the longest running solo festival in NYC. Non-terraNOVA related producing credits include: Amandine (Cherry Lane Theatre), undergroundzero festival, Theatre Communication Group’s Free Night of Theater NYC, MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit for The New School, and several employee events with American Express (including diversity modules and team activities). Upcoming: P.S. Jones and The Frozen City by Robert Askins (New Ohio Theatre), UBU by Adam Szymcowicz (IRT), The Correspondent by Ken Urban (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Production Management credits include private concerts & events with Tony Bennett, Katy Perry & Mario Lopez through Hollywood Pop Gallery. She is a proud member of the League of Independent Theater, an advocacy organization for Indie Theater in NYC. She is an alumna of the Women’s Project’s Lab.
Contact: Aimee Davis
Aimee Davis is an avid multi-tasker and hones
her skills while producing and dramaturg-ing. Her juggling feats are best exhibited through the work of LiveFeed, a multi-media performance company. LiveFeed's latest productions include Black Eye Fixer and a series of theatrical vignettes enacted in a once-abandoned, now re-discovered, railway tunnel beneath the streets of downtown Brooklyn. Aimee spent her formative years touring Europe in the role of Navy Brat. As a result, she is open to wide and varied experience and is pleased to add the WP Lab to her repertoire!
ELIZABETH R. ENGLISH
Elizabeth R. English is the Founder, Producer and Co-Artistic Director of the Brooklyn based performance collective A Collection of Shiny Objects. Her developmental production of The Exile of Petie Delarge by Jennifer Barclay was presented at Son of Semele Theater and Redcat (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) in downtown Los Angeles as part of the 2010 Redcat/NOW (New Original Works) Festival. Also in Los Angeles, Rogue Artist Ensemble’s developmental production of Hyperbole: Origins at the inaugural Hollywood Fringe, Silver Years of Dust at Highways Performance Space, the LA premiere of Thomas Bradshaw’s Strom Thurmond Is Not A Racist for Blank-the-Dog Productions, and she assisted on the Getty Villa residency of Big Dance Theater’s Alkestis. In Chicago, the premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s The Big Funk nominated for two Joseph Jefferson Awards. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Erik Ehn and Katie Shook’s object theater and multimedia adaptation of “Godzilla”, One Eye Gone. New York credits include Apple Cove (Women’s Project, Associate Producer), and the developmental projects Goods and Services by playwright Gregory Moss, and Darling, a new rock musical to be debuted at Ars Nova as part of ANT Fest 2011. Liz has a BS in Theatre from Northwestern University and an MFA in Producing from the California Institute of the Arts.
Contact: Amanda Feldman
Amanda Feldman is one half of the producing team Neighborhood Productions and the Managing Director of CollaborationTown, A Theatre Company. Noted producing credits include: Olives And Blood (HERE), The Deepest Play Ever (The New Ohio), HOTEL PROJECT (The Grand Summit Hotel, NJ and The WJ Hotel, NYC), Prison Light (HERE), Lake Water (IRT Theater), Thieves (The Public), The Play About My Dad (59e59), What May Fall (Fordham University), HACK! An IT Spaghetti Western (The Brick), Neighborhood 3 and Unfold Me (Summer Play Festival '08 and '07), They’re Just Like Us, The Astronomer’s Triangle, and The Trading Floor (CollaborationTown). She was the General Manager of the Lark Play Development Center 2006-11. Prior to Lark she worked with various non-profit and commercial theatre companies including: Nikos Associates, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE, The Shubert Organization, and Richards/Climan, Inc. Currently she sits on the board of the League of Independent Theaters New York, she co-runs the Community Dish, she is a judge at large with the NY Innovative Theatre Awards and she coordinates the NYC World Theatre Day Coalition.
Contact: Leigh Goldenberg
Leigh Goldenberg produced off-off Broadway for 8 years with Stone Soup Theatre Arts (stonesoupkitchen.org), a politically and socially conscious theatre company. Favorite Stone Soup productions include Don DeLillo's Valparaiso, Edward Bond's Stone and the original plays Just the Front and The Seventh Song. Leigh was a producer of The UnConvention, an American Theatre Festival, during the Republican National Convention in 2004, for which Stone Soup presented Elie Wiesel's The Trial of God. Leigh produced two Stone Soup productions in the Philly Fringe Festival in 2007 and 2008. In New York City, Leigh has worked in production and administrative capacities with the Pearl Theatre Company, HERE Arts Center, MCC, Young Playwrights, Primary Stages and Clubbed Thumb. With Women's Project, Leigh produced Saviana Stanescu's I Want What You Have directed by Gia Forakis as part of Girls Just Want to Have Fund$ at the World Financial Center, which was remounted twice by Women's Project. Currently, Leigh resides in Philadelphia. She was the first Marketing Director at Lantern Theater Company and is currently the Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Arden Theatre Company, where she oversees press, promotions and social media. She is a voter for the Barrymore Awards for Theatre Excellence in Philadelphia, and annually produces The Barking Beauty Pageant, a one-of-a-kind fundraiser for animal charities in Philadelphia and New York. Leigh was a member of the first graduating class in the Theatre Production and Management program at Marymount Manhattan College.
Contact: Maria Goyanes
Maria Goyanes was recently named the Associate Producer of The Public Theater. Previously she was the theater’s Director of Special Projects where she worked on the development and cultivation of new plays and initiatives that support the work of a wide range of artists. She helped launch the theater’s successful Public LAB, a series now in its fourth year that brings productions in development to audiences for only $10, working with Adrienne Kennedy, the Civilians, Naomi Wallace, Suzan- Lori Parks, Roger Guenveur Smith, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and many others. Both The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman transferred to The Public's mainstage subscription season after successful runs in Public LAB. She spearheaded the Suzan-Lori Parks' yearlong “365 Days/365 Plays” festival for New York City, working with 70 theater companies and over a thousand artists. She is also the Executive Producer of the OBIE Award-winning 13P (13 Playwrights, Inc.), a 13 play project founded with a collective of writers that includes Sarah Ruhl, Young Jean Lee, Anne Washburn, Lucy Thurber, and Sheila Callaghan. She is the recipient of the Josephine Abady Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women and was previously the Associate Producer at Trinity Repertory Company under Oskar Eustis.
Contact: Karen Grenke
Karen Grenke founded the production company Cagey Productions. With
Cagey she has produced at HERE, Theatre for the New City, the Ontological,
chashama, Metropolitan Playhouse, BAX, The Brick and The Palace of
Variety. She has also produced for Shumka Dance/Theater and The Bridge
Collective, both in NYC and on tour. She began her career at New York
Theatre Workshop and is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. Upcoming
projects include "The Blue Puppies Cycle” at the Chocolate
at the Tiny Theater Festival; and “The Curse of the Smart Kid”.
Contact: Amy Kaissar
Amy Kaissar is the Managing Director of the Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA. Prior to her time at BRT she was the Associate Producer at The Foundry Theatre in New York where she produced such shows as Telephone ("Inspired and utterly original" - Ben Brantley, New York Times). Before joining The Foundry, Kaissar spent 10 years as the Producing Director of the Epiphany Theater Company, which she co-founded to support the work of early career theatre artists. Under her leadership Epiphany supported the work of well over 200 emerging artists, among them the future winners of the Tony, Richard Rodgers, Jonathan Larson, Reva Shiner, Heideman, and ASCAP Young Musicians Awards. Kaissar serves on the adjunct faculty of the Columbia University School of The Arts Theatre Management Program. Her study, "Theater Subscriptions in a Changing World," written under the guidance of Ben Cameron, was published in 2005 by Arts Marketing. She is a proud alumnus of the Women's Project and Productions Producers' Lab and holds degrees from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and the Columbia University Theater Management Program.
Maggie Lauren was last seen performing her One Woman, Atlanta's Daughters,
at Manhattan Theatre Source. Other NY credits include: Conquest of
the Universe (HERE, dir. Emma Griffin), My Renaissance Faire Lady (Ontological-Hysterical),
Masterpiece Theatre (Ontological, dir. Evan Cabnet). Regionally she
has performed at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, New York Stage and
Film at Vassar, and The Williamstown Theatre Festival. She received
her B.F.A. from NYU. Film/TV credits include Palindromes, dir. Todd
Solondz, The Bedford Diaries, The Sopranos, Saturday Night Live and
the pilot, Mad Men. She is a Stand-Up Comic and humorist writer. She
is currently writing Prideful Marjorie, an adult children's book and
Too Much to Swallow, ruminations on the sex wars. She is an Artistic
Associate of APPLE GIRL PRODUCTIONS.
Manda Martin is a theater producer, consultant, and food blogger. She is currently Associate Producer at Culture Project, and the lead producer for Women Center Stage, a multi-disciplinary initiative committed to supporting and promoting the work of women artists. Other productions at Culture Project include the Lucille Lortel Outstanding Play Betrayed, Lenelle Moïse’s Expatriate, Lemon Andersen’s County of Kings, and In Conflict. With producer Olivia Greer, Manda recently cofounded Vicious Bear Productions dedicated to producing “fierce work by women of conscience,” by supporting the development and production of new theatrical, musical, and multi-media works by emerging and established women artists. VB is currently developing WATER (or the secret life of objects) with a creative team led by director Daniella Topol and playwright Sheila Callaghan. Additionally, Manda is an associate member of the League of Professional Theater Women, a frequent collaborator with Arts in Bushwick, and a co-author of the New York food blog, Young Broke and Hungry.
Contact: Patricia McNamara
Patricia McNamara was the Co-producer on Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ (Women’s Project, World Financial Center/NYC); produced and directed Top Girls with Etcetera Theatre Company (American Theatre of Actors, NYC); also, with ETC - produced Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession in repertory with Mrs. Weinberg’s Profession by Aaron Rosenblatt (Creative Place Theatre, NYC). Directing credits include the Samuel French Theatre Festival (NYC); Stripped (Starstruck and Monkeys, NYC). Patricia is a board member of ShakespeareNYC and is also an actress.
VICTORIA JOY MURRAY
Contact: Victoria Joy Murray
Victoria Murray Baatin is currently the Arts Action Fund Coordinator for Americans for the Arts. Prior to this Ms. Murray was employed by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the official arts agency for the District of Columbia. Ms. Murray served as Executive Producer for numerous signature events for the District including the coveted Mayor’s Arts Awards, the most prestigious honor conferred by the District to individual artists, arts organizations, and patrons of the arts. Another such event, Art Unplugged, a new initiative which she developed and implemented for the Commission was recognized by the National Assembly of States Arts Agencies (NASAA) as a National best practice. Additionally, Victoria served as Program Officer for several long-standing grant programs that assist artists and arts organizations by providing funding and a broad range of resources. Holding an MA in Arts Politics from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a BFA in Theatre Arts from Howard University, Victoria is an artist in her own right and has directed numerous productions throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area including PASSING STRANGE; HERSTORY: Love Forever Hip-Hop; Moon Bitch, A Woman's Liberation; SHE: The Healing Pool; The Lover; and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. She has assisted directors including the Tony Award-winning Moises Kaufman, David Muse, Timothy Bond, Keith Alan Baker and Peter C. Brosius, among others. Victoria is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. An avid traveler, Victoria has trained both nationally and internationally, New York City (Women's Project Producer's Lab); Ashland, Oregon (Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Fellow); Washington, DC (Allen Lee Hughes Fellow, Arena Stage); Italy (LaMaMa, ETC. International Symposium for Directors); Brazil (Center for the Theatre of the Oppressed); and London (British Academy of Dramatic Arts Shakespeare Program). Victoria resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband Rahsan Baatin. When not working she enjoys swimming, traveling, yoga, and attending cultural events.
Pereira is an Associate Producer with Bisno Productions, where she has worked on shows such as Annie (Broadway); Grace with Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Ed Asner (Broadway); Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical (Broadway); Tony-award winner War Horse (Lincoln Center, US tour and Toronto); and Through A Glass Darkly with Carey Mulligan (co-production with Atlantic Theater Company). Previously, she was an Associate Producer at Anne Bogart's SITI Company, Executive Producer of Summer Cabaret (New Haven) and Associate Managing Director for Yale Repertory Theatre/World Performance Project. Roberta also produced all the auxiliary events for the 2006 Dublin International Theatre Festival. As an independent producer, her credits include the premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre with Sir Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight (Broadway); Michael Mitnick’s Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman (Studio 42); USHER (New York International Fringe Festival, Outstanding Musical Award); the production concept of Ainadamar (winner of the Opera America Director-Designer Showcase), and We Declare You A Terrorist (Summer Play Festival). Roberta also works as a Producing Consultant and recent credits include the transfer of London's Gate Theatre The Kreutzer Sonata to LaMama in New York and Roller Boogie the Musical at OBERON in Cambridge, MA. Roberta is on the Board of Directors of Studio 42, she is a founding ensemble member of Tilted Field and and art.party.theater.company. A graduate of Yale School of Drama’s Theater Management program, Roberta is originally from Brazil and currently lives in New York City.
Contact: Linda Powell
Linda Powell is an actress whose work has been seen on and off Broadway,
at numerous regional theaters across the country, and in various films
and television shows. Her previous producing experience consists of
work with the critically acclaimed Willow Cabin Theater Company. As
a producer, she aspires to generate engaging theater that embraces
a diversity of thought and culture.
Contact: Allison Prouty
Allison Prouty Select Producing Credits: Associate Producer of Eve Ensler’s The Good Body (Broadway & National Tour), undergroundzero festival and the 4th, 5th and 7th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival at PS 122, The Boy in the Bathroom (NYMF/45th Street Theater in NYC), Throat (45th Street Theater in NYC, Meade Theater Lab in Washington, D.C, Cine El Rey in McAllen, TX and The Southern Theater in Minneapolis) , Valiant (NY Fringe Festival) and Guest Director for the 7th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Independent Film Festival. For over four years, Allison was honored to be the Associate Artistic Director for V-Day: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls founded by Eve Ensler. Most notably at V-Day, she was the Festival Producer for Until The Violence Stops NYC 2006. She has held positions with Women’s Project, Stillpoint Productions, Hartford Stage Company, The Hangar Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, O'Connor Casting in Chicago and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Allison runs Second Bolt, a production, management and consulting firm specializing in the creative arts www.SecondBolt.com. She is a proud graduate of Skidmore College and a Women's Project Producers Lab Alum.
Contact: Marissa Rosenblum
Marissa Rosenblum is extremely excited to be a part of the Producers Lab. Marissa joined the staff of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) in August 2007 where she assists in the administration of major NAMT programs, including the NAMT conferences and the annual Festival of New Musicals. She is associate producing Like You Like It at the Gallery Players in the Fall. Marissa has previously worked at 321 Theatrical Management and New York Stage & Film at Vassar College.Before her move to the Big Apple in April 2007, Marissa worked in Membership Services at Theater League in Kansas City, MO working with Broadway touring productions in eight U.S. cities. Marissa holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Kansas.
Contact: Allegra Schorr
Allegra Schorr is Managing Member of the Floating Theater, LLC, (www.floatingtheaternyc.com) which is currently producing The Magical History Tour, a site-specific musical history of New York which is being performed on Manhattan by Sail’s Clipper City Tall Ship Harbor Cruise in an open run, originating from the South Street Seaport. The Floating Theater emerged from the Women’s Project Theatre Lab and includes several alums. As a member of the 2008-2010 Producer’s Lab, Allegra was a producer for Women’s Project Global Cooling: The Women Chill at the World FinancialCenter, part of the River to River Festival. Allegra brings over twenty-five years of business experience with her as an owner of West Midtown Medical Group (www.westmidtownmedicalgroup.com), a successful medical facility with over ninety employees. Allegra has a strong background in classical theatre and is an original company member of American Globe Theatre (www.americanglobe.org), the longest-running classical theater in Midtown. At AGT, Allegra directed staged readings of Much Ado About Nothing and Henry IV, Part I for AGT’s Hollow Crown Trilogy. Additional directing credits include full productions for the New Play Festivals, Timon of Athens for the Bard-a Thon, Durang, Durang, by Christopher Durang, Spring Dance by Horton Foote, Brothers in Crime by Feydeau and Cold Sweat by Neal Bell. Allegra studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She is a native New Yorker and mother of two teens.
Contact: Catherine Taylor-Williams
Catherine Taylor Williams is a proud alumna of the Women's Project Producers Lab and is grateful to have met so many fantastic women producers, writers and directors in her two years with the project. Catherine is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Wharton Salon in Lenox, MA (www.whartonsalon.org) whose mission is to produce the stories of Edith Wharton and her contemporaries in new adaptations for the stage in two 99-seat theatres in her historic home, The Mount. Catherine began her career as an actress working in classical theatres accross Canada, her home country. She came to the US in 2001 as an artist-manager at Shakespeare & Company where she worked onstage an in public relations. In 2007 she was accepted into the Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowship program under the Center's President, Michael Kaiser and trained in development, marketing and strategic planning. Since 2009, Catherine has worked in development for the Atlantic Theater Company and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Contact: Bridgette Wimberly
Bridgette Wimberly, an award winning poet and author of seven plays, has been commissioned, work shopped and/or produced by The Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, The Castillo Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Here/Tiny Mythic Theatre, Karamu Theatre, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theater Club, St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, and The Women’s Project. Rally (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Castillo Theatre, New York) a ten minute, ran in a series of short plays as part of “Going to the River, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s program that celebrates African American female playwrights. Bridgette received an Appreciation Award in 2009 from Going to the River for initiating this ten-minute play festival that produced fourteen short plays. Because this series was her idea, this award recognized her contribution, continued support and efforts to serve women playwrights. Rally will be published in 2010 as part of The Best 10 Minute Plays of 2010 by Smith and Kraus. Bridgette made her Off-Broadway debut to sold-out houses in 2001 at the Women’s Project with her first play, Saint Lucy’s Eyes, starring Ruby Dee. Originally part of Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project, she was mentored by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein. It also received productions across the country and received three AUDELCO Awards, a Kesslering nomination for best new play, and a Lucille Lortel nomination for best actress, Ruby Dee. Saint Lucy’s Eyes is published by Samuel French and is included in Smith and Kraus’ Best Plays by Women 2001 and the Women’s Project and Production’s “A Theatre for Women’s Voices” 2003. Bridgette was part of the 2006/08 Women’s Projects Producers Lab, a member of Lincoln Center Theatre’s Directors Lab where she produced four satellite productions in collaboration with the Lab, A Manhattan Theatre Club Fellow, and a member of the poetry group Cave Canem. She is also the recipient of fellowships/Awards from The New York Foundation for the Arts (Poetry), The New York Urban Arts Initiative, and the Harlem Arts Alliance for Ballet Neo, a dance TV pilot she wrote with ballerina Virginia Johnson. She has been on the Board of Directors at Cherry Lane Theatre, the longest continuously running Off-Broadway Theatre, for ten years. She recently became a lifetime member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre. In January 2009/10, she received a grant from The Susan G. Komen for the Cure to teach play writing to breast cancer survivors. New York survivors’ plays were presented in a staged reading on October 26, 2009 at Cherry Lane Theatre, Cleveland suvivors at Cleveland Play House on April 24, 2010 with legendary actress Ruby Dee and on May 1, 2010 at Karamu House. Both performances sold out. Proudly, Karamu will produce the Cleveland plays as part of their 2010/2011 season.
Stephanie Ybarra is a native Texan who still owns – and often wears – a pair of cowboy boots. With almost 15 years of experience under her belt (which matches her boots), Stephanie is currently putting her producing skills to work as Artistic Associate at The Public Theater. When she is not line producing projects such as the Mobile Shakespeare Unit and Public Forum at The Public, she serves as the Program Director for the Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project and Casting Director for Two River Theater's Crossing Border's Festival.
Prior to The Public, Stephanie served as Producing Director of The Playwrights Realm, where she produced early-career playwrights like Anna Ziegler, Jen Silverman, and Gonzalo Rodriguez Risco. She made her New York producing debut in 2007 with the original production of Tarell McCraney’s The Brothers Size at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (directed by Tea Alagic), for which she received the inaugural Producer’s Chair Award from the Foundry Theater. Since then she has produced at HERE Arts Center, Women’s Project, Ars Nova’s A.N.T Fest, Studio 42, and INTAR. In 2012, Stephanie was awarded the Josephine Abady Award for producing from New York's League of Professional Theatre Women.
Stephanie started in her home state, working with Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Children's Theater, and then spent time in Boston as the Deputy Director of Operations for Citizen Schools. Roles such as Associate Managing Director of New Play Production at Yale Repertory Theatre, and Interim General Manager for Two River Theater Company round out her tri-state credits. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama, and a deep belief in the power of the post-it note.