staff

Staff

Sara Garonzik (Executive Producing Director) has produced and directed for Philadelphia Theatre Company since 1982 and introduced more than 140 world or regional premieres of major new American plays or musicals, including new work by Terrence McNally, Bill Irwin, Christopher Durang, Naomi Wallace, David Ives, Jeffrey Hatcher, Bruce Graham, among many others. In 1991 she was named to the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Board of Directors. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Board of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (after serving 3 years as President), Advisory Board Member of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and on the Advisory Board of PlayPenn, a new play development organization. Other service has included Board Member of Artreach and The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA); theater panels for The Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, the Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey State Arts Councils, the McKnight Foundation, the O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference, the Knight Foundation, The TCG Fox Foundation Actor Fellowships and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, and was named one of Business Philadelphia and Philadelphia Magazine’s “People to Watch.” She has received the Award of Honor from the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia High School for Girls and the President’s Award from the Philadelphia Young Playwrights. In 2007, she received the Achievement Award from the American Association of University Women, an honor she proudly shared with Dawn Staley and Terry D’Alessandro. In June 2008, she received the first Arts Pioneer Award created by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.

Priscilla M. Luce (President) has a broad background that covers virtually all aspects of non-profit management, positioning, philanthropy, and volunteerism. She served 11 years as vice president of a national non-profit fund-raising and management consulting firm, guiding the boards of trustees and staff of more than 50 schools, colleges, museums, performing arts, hospitals and other organizations in raising annual, capital, endowment and deferred gifts for their institutions. Previously, she held public relations positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Mount Holyoke College, and spent the majority of her long career in corporate communications with TRW Inc., a Fortune 100 company based in Cleveland. She also directed a $16 million fund-raising campaign for the Cleveland Public Schools, and is an expert in crisis management, strategic planning, marketing communications and issue communications. Luce has been volunteer president and executive director of The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation in Philadelphia since 2000. Under her leadership, this family Foundation is developing a leading-edge grant-making style that emphasizes collaboration with non-profit partners to implement innovative approaches addressing evolving community and social needs in Philadelphia. She is executive producer of a documentary film, “Mr. Philadelphia – The Story of Albert M. Greenfield,” which aired on WHYY in Philadelphia. Since 2003, Luce has consulted with non-profit organizations as well as companies in the manufacturing and real estate sectors. Her work has included strategic and operational planning, fundraising feasibility analysis and planning, constituency development, organizational positioning and marketing communications. Luce is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English and attended executive marketing programs at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; the London Business School, and the J. L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She is currently listed in Who’s Who of American Women and is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, the Forum of Executive Women and the Pennsylvania Society.

Artistic & Education

Literary Manager and Dramaturg Carrie Chapter
Director of Education Maureen Sweeney
Assistant Director of Education Will Dennis
Master Teaching Artists: Krista Apple, David O’Connor
Teaching Artists: Donovan Hagins, Donja Love, Jarrett McCreary, Josh Yoder
Greenfield Teaching Artist Fellows: Christina Binder, Justine Brannon-Buss, Adriana Lopez, David Pershica, Jessica Wallace

Administrative Staff

Manager of Board and Administrative Services Sharon Kling
Business Manager Barbara Boylan
Business Associate Chinda Sam
Development Consultant  Christine Mickletz
Manager of Annual Giving Jessie Pasquariello
Sales Director Carol Flannery
Marketing Manager Rose Schnall Thomas
Marketing Assistant Sam Chattin
Publicist Deborah Fleischman
Venue Services Manager R. Eric Thomas
Audience Services Manager Kristen Norine
Audience Services Supervisors: Lesley BerkowitzAlexander Rioh
Audience Services Associates: Gina Leigh, Kasual Owens-Fields, Hannah Sandler, Chelsea Sanz, Jane Sorensen, Erin Washburn
House Managers: Aaron Bell, Arlen Hancock, Ron Hunter, Jennifer MacMillan, Rebecca Vail

Production

Director of Production Roy W. Backes
Company Manager Bridget A. Cook
Production/Operations Manager Matthew F. Lewandowski II
Crew Chief/Technical Coordinator Michael L. Cristaldi
Stage Manager Danielle Commini
Props Master Melissa Cristaldi
Sound Supervisor Dan Little
Lighting Supervisor Aly Docherty
Production Electrician Terry Smith