Brittany Stephenson, President
Kelly Ku, Treasurer
Rachel Spitzig, Secretary
Chuck Coursey, Founding Vice President
David Wurzer, Founding President
TRACY FLATER, Executive Director [email Tracy]
After an extensive career in the for-profit restaurant business, Tracy merged her passion for the performing arts and knowledge of business management to become an arts administrator in the non-profit sector. Tracy co-founded Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., a not-for-profit professional theatre company in May of 2009 along with Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller. She serves as co-founder and Executive Director for Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Just prior to this, she spent four years (2004 - 2009) serving as Director of Off Campus Programs and Facilities for The Hartt School Community Division of the University of Hartford. In addition to her work at Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Tracy currently serves on the Simsbury Bank, West Hartford Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors for the following non-profit organizations: The Mayor’s Charity Ball (President), The Park Road Association (Co-President), The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and the Connecticut Dance Alliance.
SEAN HARRIS, Artistic Director [email Sean]
Sean is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park (POP), an award winning professional theatre located in West Hartford, CT. At Playhouse on Park he has directed the heralded productions of METAMORPHOSES, PASSING STRANGE, ANGEELS IN AMERICA, CABARET, HAIR, DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEE, A CHORUS LINE and OF MICE AND MEN, among others. He has directed productions at several theatres in NYC and regionally including TBG, The Producers Club, Theatre 22, Theatre at Westbeth, and Fifth Letter Productions. Sean has performed on the Playhouse on Park stage in ART, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, THE DINING ROOM, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRDIGED). Regional Theatres: Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. NYC Theatre: The Actors Studio, Circle in the Square Downtown, Bank Street Theatre, Theatre at Westbeth. Sean has his BA in Acting and Directing from DeSales University and an MFA from the New School for Drama/Actors Studio. He has been an acting teacher and director for over fourteen years and was the Director of Theatre at Hall High School, which was selected to represent the United States as part of the American High School Theatre Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He is currently a member of the theatre faculty at The Spence School in Manhattan.
DARLENE ZOLLER, Artistic Director [email Darlene]
Darlene is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park where she has directed NUNSENSE, CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World,) PINKALICIOUS, ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE,SWINGING ON A STAR and THAT HOLIDAY FEELING, SAY THINGS FUNNY, and choreographed; THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, IN THE HEIGHTS, A CHORUS LINE, HAIR, CABARET, PASSING STRANGE among others. She is the founder, director and choreographer of stop/time dance theater, the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, now in its seventeenth year. She was voted Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World for I’D RATHER BE DANCING. CT Critics Circle nominee for Best Choreographer for HAIR, ROCKIN’ THE FOREST and IN THE HEIGHTS. She IS Mama D of MAMA D’s OUTRAGEOUS ROMP; a grown ups only music, dance and comedy event-exclusive to the Playhouse. Darlene is an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School where she directed and choreographed CHICAGO and did the choreography for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SMILE, CURTAINS and NUNSENSE. She also teaches dance classes for adults at The 224 ECOSpace and is an instructor at Big Sky Fitness in Vernon.