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Ted Pappas, Producing Artistic Director

Photo: Duane Rieder
TED PAPPAS (Producing Artistic Directorcelebrates his 15th season as Producing Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Public Theater and his 22nd year of close association with the company as a director. He has staged more than 40 productions for The Public, including the works of Euripides, Shakespeare, Schiller, Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Sondheim. Some highlights include Sophocles' Electra, Shakespeare's As You Like It, Kaufman & Ferber's The Royal Family, Peter Schaffer's Amadeus, Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, Kander & Ebb's Cabaret, the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's RolePlay, and the world premiere of Rob Zellers & Gene Collier's The Chief, which played The O'Reilly for seven seasons and was filmed. His career began in New York City where he worked for Playwrights Horizons, Joseph Papp's Public Theater, John Houseman's The Acting Company, New York City Opera under the leadership of Beverly Sills, and shows on and off Broadway. His regional credits are numerous and varied and include productions for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage in Washington DC, the Kennedy Center, the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto's Royal Alexandra, and Goodspeed Musicals. He staged a hip-hop concert hosted by Harry Belafonte which galvanized the Cannes Film Festival, directed a Las Vegas extravaganza for impresario Steve Wynn, and served as choreographer for NBC's legendary series "Saturday Night Live." He studied Shakespeare with Samuel Schoenbaum and modern drama with Eric Bentley, and holds degrees from Northwestern University and Manhattan's Hunter College. He is a past president of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national labor union. 

Administration & Finance

Catherine Bogats, Director of Finance & Administration
Mary Sabol, Accounts Payable & Accounting Manager


Shaun Hall, Executive Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director


Gerri Weiss, Director of Development
Robert Neu, Director of Foundation & Government Relations
Frederic SerinoDirector of Individual Giving
Maureen Keane, Development Executive Assistant
Jessica Garda, Manager of Donor Relations

Education & Outreach
Rob Zellers, Director of Education & Outreach

House Management

Trent Wolfred, House Manager
Shawn Israel, Assistant House Manager


Louis A. Castelli, Director of External Affairs
Margie Romero, Communications Manager
Katie Conaway, Group Sales and Audience Development Manager 
Elliott Mower, Assistant Director of External Affairs 


Monica Bowin, Director of Production and Operations
Jenn Sharon, Company Manager

Rob McLeod, Technical Director
Valerie M. Webster, Costume Shop Director
Phil Lapic, Shop Foreman
Aaron Denk
, Keyman Shop
Tim Sharkey
, Keyman Shop
Dritan Cullaj, Keyman Shop
Jim Heastings, Keyman Shop
Celeste Parrendo,
 Scenic Charge
Jolene Dames, Scenic Charge

Mark Desch, Stage Carpenter
Victor JanfloneProduction Keyman
Gay Kahkonen, Properties Master
Kelly Yann
, Properties Coordinator
Naomi Miller, Properties Artisan
Zach Moore
, Sound Engineer
Joshua Beumer, Master Electrician
Mindy Miller Gregory, Draper
Whitney Vaughan, Wardrobe Master

Box Office

Matthew Calvetti, Box Office Manager
Alexandra McInnes, Assistant to the Box Office Manager
Angie Messina, Box Office Assistant
Jerome Ross, Box Office Assistant
Debra Sherrer, Box Office Assistant

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