Staff & Board

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Courtney O’Connor (Producing Artistic Director

Lyric Stage Boston Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Ron Sudol | President
Tim Holiner | Vice President
Glenda Fishman | Treasurer
Sharon Parisi | Clerk
Patricia Aronson
Nina Berk
Jazzmin G. Bonner
Sasha Castroverde
Richard Daynard
Amanda Eckhoff
G. Lee Humphrey
David Miller
Alice Richmond
Stuart Rose
Elyse Schuerman
Daniel Sternberg
Hannah Taytslin
Susan Wilchins

Advisory Council

Laura Conrad Mandel | Co-Chair
Janet Spitz | Co-Chair
Barry Chaiken, MD
Carmen Chan
Christopher Cook
Susan Gassett
Wendy Gutterson
Martha Hayward
Jo-An Heileman
Michelle Landers
Jo Frances Meyer
Baron Pugh
Shwetha Ravi
Joe Richard
Dick Rousseau
Emily Stidsen
Ruth Whitney

Administration

Producing Artistic Director / Courtney O’Connor

Development Associate / Elizabeth Carsley
Director of Philanthropy / Alex Chisholm
Director of Marketing / Heather Darrow
Production Manager / David D’Agostino
General Manager / Justin Huff
Associate Director Of Education /
Chandra Pieragostini
Community & Artistic Programs Manager /
Alexandra Smith
Marketing & Development Associate /
Kandyce Whittingham

This year, Lyric Stage Boston suffered two significant losses to our family.

Longtime Producing Artistic Director of Lyric Stage, Spiro Veloudos passed away on October 2, 2023. Spiro’s passion and unbridled dedication to the Lyric Stage, its artists, and his remarkable way of telling stories on stage is a legacy that will live long in the city of Boston and in our hearts. Read more about the life of Spiro Veloudos in The Boston Globe. 

Polly Hogan, Lyric Stage co-founder, passed away on April 15, 2023. Polly was fierce and fearless. Countless Boston theatrical artists trace their first professional opportunity back to Polly and Lyric Stage.

Polly was essential in the creation of NEAT (New England Area Theatres), a collective of 12 theatre companies who share a contract with Actors Equity Association. Polly also helped create the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund (TCBF), a resource for artists in crisis. During the first year of the pandemic, TCBF distributed over $250,000 to unemployed artists.

The creation of Lyric Stage predated the Huntington Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theatre by almost a decade. After her retirement from the company in 1998, Polly continued to check in on the Lyric Stage as a proud parent.

We are committed to a Board that reflects the diversity of our communities and welcomes your inquiries. If you have a passion for the Lyric Stage, would like to make an investment in our future, and are interested in learning about becoming a member of the Lyric Stage Boston’s Board of Directors, contact the Board President.

BOX OFFICE & FRONT OF HOUSE

BOX OFFICE MANAGER / Maia Cataldo
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER / Lindsey Weaver
BOX OFFICE & FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGERS / Layne Alexandra, Sid Jepsen, Mitch Kiliulis, Jacob Less, Caleb Palmer, Connor Spring,
BOX OFFICE & FRONT OF HOUSE ASSISTANTS /
Anais Crespin, Meagan Dobyna, Shell Garcia,
Braeyln Spitler

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE/
MARKETING ASSOCIATES/
Michelle Garcia, Amanda Li
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE/
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/

STAGE MANAGERS

2023/24 Season

Charlie Berry*
Tom Blushi*
Polly Feliciano*
Emma Hunt
Thomas M. Kauffman*
Hazel J. Peters*
Nerys Powell*
Pat-rice Rooney*
Olivia Teller

* Denotes Member Of Actors’ Equity Association