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NOTES FROM THE CREATIVE TEAM

cREDITS

CAST & Production Support

CAST
CORNELIUS JOHNSON…………………………………………………………………………Frank X*
DRUMMER………………………………………………………Barbara ‘Muzikaldunk’ Duncan

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Stage Manager…………………………………………………………….Leslie Ann Boyden*
Production Assistant………………………………………………………………Cat Brennan

PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE

Assistant Lighting Designer………………………………………………… Ashton Marlar
Vocal Coach…………………………………………………………………………Tangela Large
Audio System Design……………………………….Olivia Denison and Jacob Gilbert

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Theatre in the X
Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia

SPECIAL THANKS

Che’Rae Adams
Jesse Cameron Alick
Jamel Baker
Wayne Brady
Susan Dalian
Akeem Davis
Lois Davis
Tyrone Davis
Gregg T. Daniel
Kelley Girod
Abdullah Helwani
Lovell Holder
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Bruce Lemon
Matthew McCray
The Lynn and Homer Mason Trust
James A. Pierce III
Daria Petraglia
Carole Real
Ashley Steed
PlayPenn
Dr. Maisha Winn
Dr. Joshua Williams
Cezar Williams
Emmanuel Wilson

 

 

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and employs members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists. The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE. PTC is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for American Theatre, and is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT).

Photos may be taken in the theater before the performance, and following the performance. If you share your photos, please credit the designers.
Photos, videotaping, or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited, is a violation of United States Copyright Law, and is an actionable Federal Offense.

CAST & CREATIVE BIOS

Frank X* (Cornelius Johnson) was last seen in The Fantasticks at Quintessence Theatre. Earlier this season, he played Orgon in Tartuffe (Lantern Theater). Favorite roles have included: Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Hector in The History Boys (Arden Theatre), Sterling North in Permanent Collection and Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman (both at InterAct Theatre), David Gavin in After Ashley (Humana Festival, ATL), Estragon in Waiting for Godot (Quintessence Theatre) and Thomas More in A Man of All Seasons and Sam in Master Harold…And the Boys (both at Lantern Theater).

Barbara ‘Muzikaldunk’ Duncan (Drummer) Introducing the unstoppable force of rhythm and innovation, Barbara ‘Muzikaldunk’ Duncan! Hailing from the vibrant city of Philadelphia, Muzikaldunk electrifies stages worldwide with her dynamic drumming and unparalleled production prowess. As the driving force behind Alt/Rock Jazz band MOBBLUZ and Punk Rock Band JJX, she doesn’t just lead bands; she shapes musical landscapes. Whether commanding the beat for the Remixologist DJs or captivating audiences with her creative genius, Muzikaldunk is the go-to for unforgettable experiences. With breakout roles in groundbreaking musical theatre productions like Macbeth in Stride and a knack for pushing creative bounds, she’s not just a musician – she’s a phenomenon. Catch her live and witness the magic firsthand, or dare collaborate and elevate your next project with Muzikaldunk’s tenacious talent and vision!

Roger Q. Mason (they/them) is a writer and performer who uses the lens of history to disrupt the biases that divide rather than unite us. Their playwriting has been seen on Broadway (Circle in the Square Reading Series); Off and Off-Off-Broadway; and regionally. Mason’s World Premiere of Lavender Men was lauded by the Los Angeles Times as “evoking the mingled visions of Suzan-Lori Parks, Jeremy O. Harris and Michael R. Jackson.” They are a recipient of the inaugural Catalyst Fellowship, awarded by the Dramatists Guild Foundation, in celebrations of theatre makers whose work impacts social justice and civic change through art. As a filmmaker, Mason has been recognized by the British Film Institute, Lonely Wolf International Film Festival, SCAD Film Festival, AT&T Film Award and Atlanta International Film Festival. Their films have screened in the US, UK, Poland, Brazil, and Asia. Mason holds degrees from Princeton University, Middlebury College, and Northwestern University. They are a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and an alum of the Ma-Yi’s Writing Lab, Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group and Primary Stages Writing Cohort. Mason currently produces a memoir/cooking segment on Instagram called Cooking with Q: A Playwrights Guide to Telling My Trouble.  Previously, they co-hosted the podcast Sister Roger’s Gayborhood and hosted This Way Out Radio’s Queerly Yours: Portraits in Courage. Mason has served as lead mentor of The Marsha P. Johnson Institute’s Starship Fellowship, the New Visions Fellowship and the Shay Foundation Fellowship. They are currently on faculty at CalArts. Instagram: @rogerq.mason

 

Taibi Magar is an Egyptian-American director, based in New York, whose work is focused at the intersection of imagination and social justice. After all, if you can’t imagine it, you can’t fight for it. Because of this, her work is known for being visually and theatrically explosive, grounded in potent performances, and always fighting for the underdog.

She is a graduate of the Brown University MFA program. Most recently she directed Help (The Shed), Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Signature Theatre, Lortel-winning). Other NY credits include: Capsule by Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall (Under the Radar Festival/The Public Theater, co-directed with Tyler Dobrowsky) Blue Ridge starring Marin Ireland and The Great Leap starring BD Wong (Atlantic Theater Company); Is God Is (Soho Rep, 2018 Obie Award;) Master (The Foundry, NYT Critics Pick); and Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova, NYT Critics Pick). She also premiered the new musicals Macbeth In Stride and l We Live In Cairo at A.R.T. Boston. Additionally, she is attached to developing the commercial theatrical adaptation of Wonder by Jill Furman (book by Bess Wohl, music and lyrics by A Great Big World). Regional: CTG, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Alley Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and Seattle Repertory Theatre, among others. International: Hamburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), and Soho Theatre (London). Other: She is the recipient of a Stephen Sondheim Fellowship, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Fellowship, Public Theater Shakespeare Fellowship, and TFANA Actors and Director Project Fellowship. Taibi is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a NYTW Usual Suspect.

She received an Obie Award in 2018 and the SDC Breakout Award in 2019. Taibi has directed and taught at many academic institutions, including University of the Arts, Juilliard, Fordham University, New York University and Brown University.

 

yaTande Whitney V. Hunter (Choreographer) Chicago-born and raised, Philadelphia-based dance-performance artist, educator, and independent curator. He works nationally and internationally and has received several grants and commissions for his artistic/scholarly work, most recently Independence Fellowship and NEA Project Grant (Dance Visions Residency, Performance Garage). yaTande holds a PhD in Art Theory, Aesthetics, and Philosophy (IDSVA),is an Assistant Professor of Dance and Coordinator of the African Diasporic Dance Series (Temple University), and is artistic director of Denizen Arts Project co-created with his partner, theatre artist, Jude Sandy.

Jungah Han (Scenic Designer) is a New York-based freelance set designer i. Selected design credits: L’incornonazione di PoppeaThe Power of the DogBernarda AlbaDon GiovanniThe Barber of SevilleThe House that will not standGroundsVier Letzte LiederMy Onliness & NumbnessShockheaded PeterWhen the Rain Stops FallingCoriolanusParadise LostCardboard PianoMeasure for MeasureSolo BachA Number, and No Exit.

She has been an associate and assistant set designer for Broadway & International productions: LempickaSally and TomThe Thanksgiving PlaysJagged Little PillThe Empire of LightRed WatersDerren Brown SecretOnce On This IslandFrankie& Johnny in the Clair de LuneHarlequinadeRigoletto, and Tosca

Yale School of Drama MFA. www.jungahhan.com

 

LeVonne Lindsay (Costume Designer) is the Costume Shop Manager for the Lang Performing Arts Center at Swarthmore College. Recent work: Arden Theatre Company: Radio Gulf (Barrymore Award nominee), Into the Woods, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, Ragtime, The Bluest Eye, Gem of the Ocean (2019 Barrymore Award winner); Wilma Theater: Kiss, Kill Move Paradise; Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Garbologists, Sweat; InterAct Theatre Company: Selling Kabul Arena Stage: Tempestuous Elements; Indiana Repertory Theatre: Flying West. B.S. in Fashion Design from Philadelphia University, M.F.A. in Costume Design from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Thom Weaver (Lighting Designer) PTC: Lady Day…, 4,000 Miles, Exit StrategyVenus in FurDisgracedHand to God. Off-Broadway: Sandra (Vineyard), The Total Bent (Public), Kingdom Come (Roundabout), Exit Strategy (Primary Stages), King Hedley II, How I Learned What I LearnedThe Liquid Plain (Signature Theatre Company); Teller’s Play Dead. Regional: Huntington, Arden, Wilma (Associate Artist), Alliance, Geva, Milwaukee Rep, Chicago Shakespeare, Children’s Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Round House, Hangar, CenterStage, Cal Shakes, Syracuse Stage, Williamstown, Lincoln Center Festival, and Yale Rep, and Pilobolus. Awards: two Jeff Awards, six Barrymore Awards, Helen Hayes Award, and two AUDELCO Awards. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale. Program Director for Design and Technology at UArts. Member of Wingspace, Co-Founder of Die-Cast.

Rucyl Frison (Sound Designer) Sound designer Rucyl is an original member of 90s hip-hop group, The Goats, and the experimental electronic group Saturn Never Sleeps. Her installation works includes Sound Prism, a solar-powered sonic system that plays the frequencies of the color spectrum, and Woman and Machine, a live performance with synthesizers in a Philadelphia sewing factory. Her experimental compositions are kinetic architectures for stage and film, deeply rooted in considering how we can interact with emerging technologies in organic ways to enhance the human experience through sound.

Taylor Williams is an Artios Award-Winning casting director. Select Credits. Film: The Front Room (A24), Omni Loop (2am Films), Good One (Smudge Films). Broadway: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, POTUS: Or…Keep Him Alive, Slave Play, Is This a Room & Dana H, What the Constitution Means to Me. New Media: amfAR’s The Great Work Begins featuring scenes from Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Ratatouille: the TikTok Musical benefit for the Actors Fund. Taylor is the resident casting director at Page 73 Productions. She has been involved in casting various productions throughout the United States, including Stereophonic (Playwrights Horizons), Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! (Fisher Center and National Tour), Aleshea Harris’ Is God Is (Soho Rep), Daniel Fish’s Most Happy (Fisher Center and Williamstown), Branden Jacob-Jenkins An Octoroon (Soho Rep and TFANA).  Upcoming: Sam Gold and Amy Herzog’s An Enemy of the People with Jeremy Strong, Michael Imperioli on Broadway, Teeth at Playwrights Horizons. TaylorWilliamsCasting.com

Leslie Ann Boyden is a Philadelphia-based stage manager, having previously worked with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Theatre Horizon, The Wilma Theater, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre, Simpatico Theatre, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Act II Playhouse, Arden Theatre Company, Millbrook Playhouse, and Hedgerow Theatre. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2014 with a B.A. in Theatre and Drama. | Instagram: @laboyden320

Gaven D. Trinidad (they/he/siya) (Dramaturg) is a first-generation queer Fil-Am dramaturg, director, playwright, and educator from NYC. They’ve had the privilege to collaborate with folx in various artistic and administrative positions at The Juilliard Drama Division, Musical Theatre Factory,Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, and 2nd Stage. M.F.A. Dramaturgy, UMass Amherst; 2012 TFA Memphis Cohort; TCG 2021 Rising Leader of Color; Ma-Yi Writers Lab member; Orchard Project Greenhouse Lab Cohort ’22-23. They are the Community Engagement Associate at New York Theatre Workshop and Co-Coordinator of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. www.gaventrinidadtheatre.com

SUPPORTERS & SPONSORS

Thank You to Our Supporters 

Philadelphia Theatre Company is deeply grateful for the support we received from the many generous individuals, corporations, foundations and government partners who contribute to PTC. This list acknowledges donors from May 15, 2023 to May 24, 2024

Executive Producers

$250,000+

Daryl and Ellen Morey

$100,000+

Rhonda & David L. Cohen
David & Nancy Colman
Glenn Gunderson & Susan Manix
Sally Katz & David Price
The Estate of Monica Krug
Dale Penneys Levy & Richard Levy

$50,000+

Steven J. Engelmyer, Esq. & Lisa Wershaw
Jerry & Cookie Riesenbach

$25,000+

Gary Deutsch & Susan Dornstein
Taibi Magar & Tyler Dobrowsky
Vibhat Nair & Jing Wang
Shel & Karen Thompson

Producers

$10,000+

Kristin Bair
Alice L. George
Linda & David Glickstein
John Hanamirian
John Kuester & Harper Seldin
Ryan Schrader
Gayle & David Smith
Danielle Tapper

Artists Circle 

$5,000+

Tracy & Rick Burke
Julia & Gene Ericksen
Greg & Holly Flanagan
Stephen & Ellen Harris
Adam Hyndman
Bill & Marta Kiesling
Wendy Macdonald
Elliot Schwartz

$2,500+

John Alchin & Hal Marryatt
Joseph & Laura Atkinson
Arthur & Janice Block
Jane & Joe Goldblum
Elliot Imani Griffin
Robin Palley
Robert Victor & Alexandra Edsall

$1,000+

Miriam Ascarelli & James Broderick
Dennis Bianchi & Jan Schaeffer
Kia Buckner, CPA
Michael & Ellen Singer Coleman
John & Carol Culhane
Laura Drake
Mr. & Mrs. Steve G. Filton
Stephanie B. Fineman, Esq.
Teresa Gavigan & Larry Besnoff
June & Steve Wolfson
Geoffrey & Susan Kahn
Richard & Michele Kunis
Homer Mason
Don Rosenblit
Vesna & Howard Sacks
Carol Saline & Paul Rathblott
Paul & Aviva Silberberg
Barry Stucker & Evelyn Palecznicki
Stanley & Velma Tilley
Joe & Carolyn Torsella
Bettyruth Walter, PhD
John White, II
Roslyn & Steven Weinstein
June & Stephen Wolfson

Performer’s Circle 

$500+

Mrs. Judy Block
Robert Bowersox
David & Ann Brownlee
Ms. Margaret C. Hallenbeck
Mr. Millage Holloway Jr.
Bill Hooker & Mark Eichelberger
Raymond Hubbard & Sally Sinclair-Hubbard
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kleinman
Mr. Jerome Napson
Patricia Saddier
Ned & Nancy Scharff
Jerry & Candace Schlief
Beth Burrel & David Sorensen
Richard Speizman & Faith Horowitz
David Treatman
Dr. R. J. Wallner
Carl & Terri Weiner
James Weygandt
Tom Wirtshafter & Carol Marks

$250+

Dr. & Mrs. Victor Adlin
John & Teresa Cavenagh
Dr. Sharon Dailey
Mrs. Sharon A. Dennison
Jonathan Edmondson
John H. Erickson & Harry I. Zaleznik
Mr. & Mrs. H. Robert Fiebach
Gardner Friedlander
Clara Gaines Parker
Professor Janet-Lynn Garrabrant
Mark Garvin
Margaret Green
Alan & Sara-Ellen Greenberg
Richard Hausch & Jeffrey Renninger
Terry Hirshorn
Karl Janowitz & Amy Goldman
Anne & Craig Jorgensen
David Lerman & Shelley Wallock
Susan Lerner
Natalie Levkovich
Joe Manko
David S. Miller
Margo Moskowitz & Ben Tilley
Bohdan Pazuniak
Gordon Pessano
Dr. Donna-Marie Peters
Morton Simon & Claudia Pine-Simon
Barbara Plumeri
Mariana Reyes
Neal & Sheila Schneider
Brittany Schrader
Paulette Singleton

$120+

Anonymous (3)
Ina Asher
Cecily Banks
Janice Bogen
Kathleen Brooks
Treva Burger
Carol Christner
Yale Cohen & Heather Hersh
Rosina Coltellaro
Billie Karen Coyne
Anthony DiBardino
Ed & Donna Dobrowsky
Myrna Felt
Jean M. Findlay
Charles Gaglia & Sheila Dyan
Sara Garonzik
Paul & Nancy Gillespie
Joan D. Gmitter
Rick & Diane Graboyes
Marshal & Tamar Granor
Ms. Susan Grater
James and Maurita Griffin
Peggy Hawkins
Mr. David Ingram & Ms. Melanye D. Finister
Chrissy Kind
Mary & Justin Klein
Margaret Klein
Mr. Daniel T. Lee
Arnold Lurie
Larry & Lorraine McClain
Angela Medley
Dr. Alan M. Mendelsohn & Ms. Mindy S. Shapiro
Kim Mitchell-Smith
Debra Moresi
Linda L. Osler
James Pawelski & Suzann Pileggi
Joyce & Tim Ratner
Cintra Rodgers
Ellyn Rosenfeld
Dan & Barbara Rottenberg
Susan and Richard Salkowitz
Dr. Louis & Linda Schwartz
Lisa Semeraro
Stephanie Shepard
Meryl Silver
Taylor Smith
Richard & Elizabeth Soltan
Andrew & Patricia Toy
Deborah McColloch & Charles Valentine
Ian Wachstein & Michele Zeldner
Thomas & Susan Walther
Lisa Washington
Gregg Wolff
Kuna & Sam Yankell

Gifts in Memory/Honor

In honor of Elliot Schwarz
Paul & Aviva Silberberg

In honor of Milkman
Mark Garvin

In honor of E. Gerald Riesenbach
Bill Shapiro & Jane Wexler 

In honor of Jerry & Cookie Riesenbach
Myrna Felt

In honor of Jerry Riesenbach
Meryl & Brett Eisman 

$300,000+

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Suzanne Roberts Cultural Development Fund

$100,000+

The William Penn Foundation

$25,000+

The Shubert Foundation
Terrence McNally Foundation
The Wyncote Foundation

$10,000+

Ann B. Ritt Charitable Foundation
The Lida Foundation
Philadelphia Cultural Fund
The Sylvia W. and Randle M. Kauders Foundation

$250+

Actor’s Equity Foundation
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
The Civic Foundation
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Independence Foundation
Maxwell Strawbridge Charitable Trust
National Alliance for Musical Theatre

PTC’s 2023-24 Season has received local, state, and federal funding from: the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Season Sponsors
$50,000+

*

$15,000+

$5,000+

— In honor of Jerry Riesenbach.

$1,000+
EisnerAmper LLC

Matching Gifts
Anonymous
Mondrian Investment Partners
PNC Bank
Vanguard Charitable
The William Penn Foundation

*Indicates in-kind contribution

INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION – The Duat

Box Office Hours
During Productions:
Mon-Sun: 12pm – 30 minutes after curtain
Between Productions:
Mon-Fri: 12pm – 6pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Audio Described Performance
Saturday, June 15 at 2pm
For members who are visually impaired or low vision. Through provided assisted listening devices, a trained audio describer fills in the visual details and action on stage while it is performed live.

Open Caption Performance
Saturday, June 22 at 2pm
For audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing, a large LED captioning screen, positioned beside the stage, scrolls text of the dialogue/lyrics in tandem with the dialogue/lyrics of the performance.

Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening headsets that wirelessly deliver all dialogue, music, and sound from the show at a personally adjustable volume are available for free at every PTC performance through the House Manager or concessionaire.

Accommodations
If you would like to discuss accommodations and accessibility in our facilities, please reach out to Patron Services Manager, Haley Fluke at hfluke@philatheatreco.org.

Photography:

Photos may be taken in the theater before and after the performance. If you share your photos, please credit the designers.

Photos, videotaping, or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited, is a violation of United States Copyright Law,
and is an actionable Federal Offense.

Please note: The audience may be photographed by PTC staff for archival and publicity purposes. If you prefer that your likeness not appear in PTC materials, please notify a House Manager.

Facility Rentals
Sydney Justice, Associate Production & Rentals Manager
215.985.1400 x110, or
sjustice@philatheatreco.org

Group Sales & Strategic Partnerships
For groups of 10 or more, please email audienceservices@philatheatreco.org 

Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher, reach out to Patron Services Manager Haley Fluke at hfluke@philatheatreco.org.

Public Transportation
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre is located at SEPTA Bus Stop ID# 15190 for Bus routes 4, 27, & 32 (on the southbound side of Broad Street). You can also access the theatre from the BSL at the Lombard/South Station by exiting towards Lombard. PATCO stations at 12/13th and 15/16th are approximately 0.4 miles from the theatre. SEPTA Suburban and Jefferson Regional Rail stations are approximately 1 mile from the theatre.

Parking
Parking is available at the Symphony House Garage by reserving ahead of time at https://www.iparkit.com/locations/symphony-house-public-parking-garage. Additional parking can be found across the street at 417 S Broad Street; or at the Parkway Avenue of the Arts parking garage by visiting: https://www.parkwaycorp.com/parking/garage/avenue-arts-1501-spruce/philadelphia/pa/19102. Please note: there is limited street parking available near the theatre, and is not guaranteed.

Restrooms, Elevator, Water Fountains
RESTROOMS are located on the orchestra level of the theatre and are ADA-compliant. The ELEVATOR, which may be used to reach the mezzanine level,  is located to the left of the concession stand. WATER FOUNTAINS are located outside the restrooms.

Lost & Found
If you have lost or found an item, please see the Box Office or House Manager. PTC is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal belongings.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

THEATRE IN THE X

Removing the Boundaries to Theatre

Theatre in the X was created in 2013 to provide the people of West Philadelphia and the African American community at large the opportunity to see professional quality theater in their own neighborhood for no cost. By removing the barriers of location and price the audience is able to experience theater that they possibly would not be able to access otherwise. Theatre in the X also provides opportunities to playwrights, actors, directors, stage managers, DJs, sound engineers and vendors of color.

Upcoming Events:

Theatre in the X presents “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” by Don Evans, directed by Maureen Henighan Booker from August 22nd – 25th in Malcom X Park. For more information, click here!

To learn more about Theatre in the X, visit their website.

BLACK THEATRE ALLIANCE OF PHILADELPHIA

The Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia is a coalition committed to supporting and uplifting the Black theatre artists in the Greater Philadelphia area while challenging and encouraging the Greater Philadelphia theatre community to be more proactive in their commitment to equity and equality.

To learn more about The Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia, visit their website.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We recognize and acknowledge that the Suzanne Roberts Theatre stands on the Indigenous territory known as “Lenapehoking,” the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also called Lenni-Lenape or Delaware Indians. These are the people who, during the 1680s, negotiated with William Penn to facilitate the founding of the colony of Pennsylvania. The Lenape diaspora includes five federally recognized nations in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. Pennsylvania is one of only a few Eastern states that does not recognize any native tribes.

Here is a local organization you can support: We Are The Seeds

Learn more by visiting The Lenape Nation of PA Cultural Center in Easton, PA.

PTC LEADERSHIP

2023-24 Board of Directors

LEADERSHIP
Glenn Gundersen, Chair
Vibhat Nair, PhD, Vice-Chair
Dr. Donna-Marie Peters, Secretary
John M. Hanamirian, Treasurer

Kristin Bair
Kia Buckner, CPA, CGMA
David L. Colman, AIA
Gary A. Deutsch
Tyler Dobrowsky, Co-Artistic Director
Steven Engelmyer
Elliot Griffin
Sally Katz
Taibi Magar, Co-Artistic Director
Daryl Morey
Meredith Nissen

E. Gerald Riesenbach, Esq.
Sarah Schlossberg

Ryan Schrader
Elliot Schwartz
Dani Tapper
David Treatman

ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD
Daryl Roth
Harold Wolpert

MEMBERS EMERITUS
Sara Garonzik, Executive Producing Director Emeritus
Don Rosenblit, Chairman Emeritus*
Michael Coleman*
Julia Ericksen
Carol Saline
Sheldon L. Thompson*
Tracey B. Weiss

* Denotes Past President

2023-24 Board of Directors

LEADERSHIP
Glenn Gundersen, Chair
Vibhat Nair, PhD, Vice-Chair
Dr. Donna-Marie Peters, Secretary
John M. Hanamirian, Treasurer

Kristin Bair
Kia Buckner, CPA, CGMA
David L. Colman, AIA
Gary A. Deutsch
Tyler Dobrowsky, Co-Artistic Director
Steven Engelmyer
Elliot Griffin
Sally Katz
Taibi Magar, Co-Artistic Director
Daryl Morey
E. Gerald Riesenbach, Esq.
Ryan Schrader
Elliot Schwartz
Dani Tapper
David Treatman
Meredith Nissen
Sarah Schlossberg

ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD
Daryl Roth
Harold Wolpert

MEMBERS EMERITUS
Sara Garonzik, Executive Producing Director Emeritus
Don Rosenblit, Chairman Emeritus*
Michael Coleman*
Julia Ericksen
Carol Saline
Sheldon L. Thompson*
Tracey B. Weiss

* Denotes Past President

Tyler Dobrowsky (Co-Artistic Director) previously worked at Trinity Rep as their Associate Artistic Director, and while there he commissioned a number of writers, such as George Brant, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Miranda Rose Hall, James Ijames, Whitney White, and Lauren Yee, co-founded YASI, Trinity’s summer camp for young people, and, working with Rhode Island Latino Arts, developed a free, bilingual, mobile theater program, Teatro en el Verano. Favorite directing credits include: A  Midsummer Night’s Dream, Little Shop of Horrors, Into The Breeches at Trinity, Macbeth in Stride at A.R.T.; The Big Meal and Morality Play at the Gamm; Capsule for The Public. He has taught at BU, Brown, NYU, Rhode Island College, and a number of other universities.

Taibi Magar (Co-Artistic Director) is a graduate of the Brown MFA program. NY credits include: Help (The Shed), Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Signature Theatre, Lortel-winning) Capsule by Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall (The Public Theater) Blue Ridge starring Marin Ireland and The Great Leap starring BD Wong (Atlantic Theater); Is God Is (Soho Rep, 2018 Obie Award;) and Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova). She premiered the new musicals Macbeth In Stride and We Live In Cairo at A.R.T.. She is developing the commercial theatrical adaptation of Wonder by Jill Furman (book by Bess Wohl, music and lyrics by A Great Big World). Regional: CTG, Woolly Mammoth, Alley Theatre, The Guthrie, and Seattle Rep, among others. International: Hamburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), and Soho Theatre (London). She received an Obie Award in 2018 and the SDC Breakout Award in 2019. Taibi has taught at University of the Arts, Juilliard, NYU and Brown.

Margo Moskowitz (Managing Director) joined the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2018 as the General Manager and in 2024, assumed the role of Managing Director. During her time at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, she streamlined many of the financial and human resources processes, while also overseeing artist contracting, company management, and union relationships. Prior to Philadelphia, she spent eight years at Atlanta’s Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, where she worked on over 75 productions – many of them world premieres (her favorite) and commercially enhanced productions. In Atlanta, Margo was a panelist for the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the C4 Ignite Arts program. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in arts management and a minor in theatre. Margo is married to Ben Tilley and they are the proud parents of Clark.

PTC STAFF

LEADERSHIP
Artistic Directors: Taibi Magar & Tyler Dobrowsky
Managing Director: Margo Moskowitz

ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION
Resident Artist: Jeffrey L. Page

Production & Rentals Manager: Jacob Gilbert
Associate Production & Rentals Manager: Sydney Justice
Head Carpenter: Daniel Barland
Assistant Carpenter: Patrick Dougherty
Wardrobe Supervisor: Danielle Joh
Wardrobe Assistant: Sabrina Reichert
Assistant Lighting Supervisor: Jeremy Hugo
Sound Supervisor: Olivia Denison
Video Supervisor: Brian Morsberger
Properties Supervisor: Alicia Crosby
House Assistant: Heather Pynne

MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT
Director of Marketing: Xiaomeng Sylvia Zhang
Marketing and Creative Content Specialist: Haley Potter
Public Relations: En Route

Institutional Giving Manager: Olivia Broderick
Development Operations Associate: Sharese Reynolds

SUZANNE ROBERTS THEATRE AND AUDIENCE SERVICES
Tessitura Manager: Amy Wilson
Co-Manager of Audience Services: Lauren Davenport
Co-Manager of Audience Services: Jonathan Wallace
Audience Services Associates: Nickolette Jones and Emily Wanamaker
Patron Services Manager: Haley Fluke
Front of House Staff: Andrew Beal, Caitlyn Davis, Roxanne Geers, Thomas Irvin, Lisa Johnson, Nickolette Jones, Grace Lazarz, Mark Marano, Bella Saltzer, Derek Smith

Custodial Services: Anago Cleaning Systems

GENERAL MANAGEMENT
Finance & Office Associate: Emily Cross

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Director of Education & Public Programming: Anjoli Santiago