Theater Leadership

Theater Leadership

Paul F. Daigneault (he/him)
Producing Artistic Director
Jim Torres (he/him)
Director of Marketing & Communications
Ben Walsh (he/him)
Director of Development
Dominique D. Burford (she/her)
Production Manager
Alex Lonati (she/her)
Community & Artistic Programs Manager
Jenna Rehrig (she/her)
Development Coordinator
Claudia Bennett (she/her)
Associate Production Manager
Randy Biagas-Hill (he/him)
Development Associate
Christian Krenek (he/him)
Social Media Coordinator
Alex Leondedis (he/him)
Artistic & Literary Fellow
Paulina Martz (she/her)
Artistic & Community Engagement Fellow
Kira Troilo (she/her)
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Consultant

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is the governing body of SpeakEasy Stage, holding us in trust for the public. Through advocacy, financial contributions, and active committee participation, our Board:

  • Sets overall policy
  • Champions SpeakEasy in the community
  • Approves our annual budget
  • Exercises oversight of general operations
  • Ensures SpeakEasy’s commitment to Equity, Justice, and Anti-Racism throughout the company’s work
Welcoming our newest board members!
Michael Appell (he/him)
Julita Bailey-Vasco (she/her)
Cathy Cotton (she/her)
Kerry A. Dowling
Kerry A. Dowling (she/her)
Jonathan Dyer (he/him)
Andrew Fullem (he/him) Board Chair
Constance Gist Guindo (she/her)
Evan Michael Haas (he/him)
Lovely Hoffman (she/her)
Susan Irvings (she/her)
Suzette Martin (she/her) Treasurer
Joey Riddle (he/him)
Alejandro Simoes (he/him)
Candice Springer (she/her)
Ann Teixeira (she/her)
Board Clerk
Hannah Weisman (she/her)
Clea Winneg (she/her)

BOARD OF ADVISORS

The Board of Advisors is a diverse volunteer group comprised of artists and arts leaders, community activists, business professionals, and entrepreneurs. SpeakEasy’s Board of Advisors expand support, community, and leadership for the company through the following initiatives:

  • Expanding SpeakEasy’s community by opening doors for strategic partnerships and new fans.
  • Supporting the growth of SpeakEasy through financial support & volunteer activities.
  • Socializing and celebrating SpeakEasy at shows and events.
  • Michael Appell, Chair
  • Bob Band
  • Gene Bauer & Ellen Shortell
  • Susan Black
  • Brian Bourquin & Paul Mataras
  • Kristina & Doug Brendel
  • Gregory Bulger & Richard Dix
  • A. Joseph Castellana & Jim Seligman
  • David Freeman Coleman
  • Stacey & Chris Constas
  • Anne d’Avenas
  • Richard Davies
  • Richard Dix
  • Joe Gimbel & Jo Strobel
  • Curly Glynn
  • Laura Haas
  • Ken Hirschkind
  • Keith MacDonald
    & Thomas Webber
  • Jeffrey Mello
  • Roberta Orlandino
  • Robert Pascucci
  • Ellen Piccioli
  • Kenneth & Rise Shepsle
  • Ellen Shortell
  • Hal Tepfer
  • Angela Yarde
  • Julianne Yazbek

Standing Board committees include Executive, Finance, Development, Nominating, and Community Engagement. Additional project-based committees are added on an ad-hoc basis. Directors must serve on at least one committee, and Advisors may also join committees based on their interest and the committee needs.

A Lasting Gift

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