Courtney O’Connor (Producing Artistic Director)
Board of Directors
Ron Sudol | President
Tim Holiner | Vice President
Glenda Fishman | Treasurer
Sharon Parisi | Clerk
Jazzmin G. Bonner
G. Lee Humphrey
Laura Conrad Mandel | Co-Chair
Janet Spitz | Co-Chair
Barry Chaiken, MD
Jo Frances Meyer
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
Associate Director Of Education /
Operations Manager / Katherine Shaver
Community & Artistic Programs Manager /
Marketing & Development Associate /
Producing Artistic Director Emeritus / Spiro Veloudos
This year, Lyric Stage suffered two significant losses to our family.
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.
Ron Ritchell, Polly’s husband and Lyric Stage co-founder, is planning a celebration of her life at Lyric Stage this fall.
On November 2, 2022, former Lyric Stage Board President Steven Wasser passed away surrounded by family at his home in the Hudson Valley. His leadership was a perfect fit for a company that prizes local talent. His own company, Verne Q. Powell Flutes, locally manufactured the Stradivarius of the flute world. A guided tour of the factory with Steven revealed an obvious joy and passion for music.
We’ll miss you, Polly. We’ll miss you, Steven.
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 Company of Boston’s Board of Directors, contact the Board President.
BOX OFFICE & FRONT OF HOUSE
BOX OFFICE MANAGER / Maia Cataldo
SENIOR HOUSE MANAGER / Jacob Less
BOX OFFICE & FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGERS / Layne Alexandra, MJ Jepsen,
Caleb Palmer, Connor Spring, Lindsey Weaver
BOX OFFICE & FRONT OF HOUSE ASSISTANTS /
Meagan Dobyna, Michelle Garcia,
Mitchell Kiliulis, Hayley Madison Sebastian
Samantha Boutureira, Michelle Garcia,
Thomas M. Kauffman*
* Denotes Member Of Actors’ Equity Association