STAFF & SOUNDING BOARD

Kathy Evans

Founding Executive Director

Marvin Avila

Assistant to the Executive Director

Linda Ferris

Bookkeeper

Chris Valdivia

Intern

The "Sounding Board" are our artistic advisors. They are leaders in the field and experts in the development of new musicals. They help select the participants for the retreat. One Sounding Board member works with each team as a "Peer Advisor," to provide dramaturgical insights. We thank them for their talent and time.​​​​

  • Tory Bailey, Executive Director of the Theatre Development Fund

  • Neil Bartram, Composer/Lyricist

  • Gigi Bolt, Theatre Consultant

  • Rick Boynton, Creative Producer of Chicago Shakespeare Theater

  • Anika Chapin, Director of Artistic Development, Signature Theatre, DC

  • Darrah Cloud, Bookwriter and Playwright

  • Kurt Deutsch, SVP, Theatrical Catalog Development, Warner/Chappell Music

  • Jason Eagan, Artistic Director, Ars Nova

  • Iyvon Edebiri, Director of Artistic Programs, Signature Theatre

  • Maria Goyanes, Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

  • Rodney Hicks, Artist and original Broadway cast of COME FROM AWAY

  • Brian Hill, Bookwriter

  • Donna Lynn Hilton, Artistic Director, Goodspeed Musicals

  • Timothy Huang, Composer, Lyricist, Librettist, Rhinebeck alum

  • Mara Isaacs, Founder and Director of Octopus Theatricals

  • Andrew Lippa, Composer/Lyricist/Musician

  • Kent Nicholson, Director of Acquisitions and New Works, Broadway Licensing

  • Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director, Theatreworks USA

  • Natasha Sinha, Associate Artistic Director, Playwrights Horizons

  • Daniella Topol, Artistic Director, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

  • Robert Zukerman, former Director of Theatre at New York State Council on the Arts