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.”

Chair, Festival Planning Committee
Emmett Buhmann
Bridgewater State University
Leadership Team
Chair, Representation, Equity and Diversity
Jenna Lourenco
Emmanuel College
Co-Chair, Design, Technology & Management
Anya Sokolovskaya
Eastern Connecticut State University
Co-Vice Chair, Design, Technology, Management
Max Ponticelli
Wheaton College
Chair, Dramaturgy
Krysta Dennis
Siena College
Chair, SDC Directing Intensive
Sasha Bratt
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Chair, Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions
Christie Maturo
Central Connecticut State University
Chair, Institute for Theatre Journalism & Advocacy
Don Gagnon
Western Connecticut State University
Chair, Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions
Karen Oster
Middlesex Community College
Chair, National Playwriting Program
James Ryan Caldwell
Manhattan College
Immediate Past Co-Chair
Tom Rothacker
c/o Dept. of Communications & Performing Arts
2001 Oriental Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Immediate Past Co-Chair
Vana Trudeau
c/o Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668
Festival Operations
Festival Technical Director
Jim Dougherty
Middlebury College