Board of Trustees


  • Natalie Watson, Esq., President - McCarter & English, Associate
  • Todd Schmidt, Acting Chairman - Paper Mill Playhouse, Managing Director
  • Laurence Capo, Treasurer -  Young Audiences Arts for Learning New Jersey, Executive Director
  • John Pietrowski, Secretary  - Playwrights Theatre, Artistic Director


  • Connie Alexis-Laona - Rutgers University Foundation, Director of Development
  • June Ballinger - Passage Theatre, Executive Artistic Director
  • Jeanne Barrett - Shakespeare Theate of New Jersey, Managing Director
  • Joseph Benincasa - The Actors Fund, President & CEO
  • Joseph T. Claffey, Senior Vice President, Springpoint Senior Living Foundation
  • Etta Rudolf Denk - Bank of America, Senior Vice President – NJ Market Manager
  • Carolyn J. Ferolito - Arts Advocate
  • Ruth Fost - Pushcart Players, Executive/Artistic Director
  • Seth Geldzahler, Vice President - RealEstate, Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Eric Hafen - Bickford Theatre, Artistic Director
  • Carol A. Herbert - New Jersey State Council on the Arts
  • Tom Romano - The Growing Stage:The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, Managing Director
  • Mary Chris Rospond - Exquisite Entertaining, President
  • Gayle Stahlhuth - East Lynne Theater Company, Artistic Director
  • John Wooten - Premiere Stages, Artistic Director

Upcoming events

Stages Festival audience. Photo by David Kelly Crow
Stages Festival audience. Photo by David Kelly Crow