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
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 (RED) Team
Siobhan Brown (keesuty8ee elm, growing elm)
Representation, Equity and Diversity Team
Jenna Lourenco
Emmanuel College
Representation, Equity & Diversity (RED) Team
Mauricio Salgado
New York University
Co-Chair, Design, Technology and Management (DTM)
Emmett Buhmann
Bridgewater State University
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
Interim Co-Chair, Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC)
Tommy Costello
SUNY Dutchess 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
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