Region 1 Leadership

Learn a little more about the Region 1 Leadership Board. You won’t find traditional bios here, but a little bit about how each of us discovered our current paths, and our place in the world.

To contact any member of the board, simply click on “email me.”

Region 1 Co-Chair
Tom Rothacker
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
c/o Dept. of Communications & Performing Arts
2001 Oriental Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Region 1 Co-Chair
Vana Trudeau
Cape Cod Community College
c/o Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668
Leadership Team
Representation, Equity and Diversity Co-Chair
Siobhan Brown (keesuty8ee elm, growing elm)
Chair, Representation, Equity & Diversity (RED)
Mauricio Salgado
New York University
Co-Chair, Design, Technology and Management (DTM)
Emmett Buhmann
Bridgewater State University
Chair, Dramaturgy
Krysta Dennis
Siena College
Chair, Institute for Theatre Journalism & Advocacy
Don Gagnon
Western Connecticut State University
Chair, National Playwriting Program
James Ryan Caldwell
Manhattan College
Co-Vice Chair, Design, Technology & Management
Anya Sokolovskaya
Eastern Connecticut State University
Co-Vice Chair, Design, Technology & Management
Michael Harvey
Salem State University
Vice Chair, Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC)
DeRon S. Williams
Eastern Connecticut State University
Co-Vice Chair, National Playwriting Program
Dennis Allen II
LaGuardia Community College
Co-Vice Chair, National Playwriting Program
Rafael Mejia
CUNY Hostos Community College
Festival Operations
Festival Technical Director
Jim Dougherty
Middlebury College