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Sydney is currently a drama student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts training primarily in Musical Theater. Before joining CTH, she worked with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for many years and has performed all over New York City with Rockaway Theatre Company and Broadway Workshop. In addition to CTH, she presently serves…

Vice Chair of External DEI, Deloitte US

As Deloitte’s Vice Chair of External DEI, Terri is a member of Deloitte’s Management Committee. She focuses on fostering Deloitte’s external brand and helping to drive market facing efforts. Dr. Terri Cooper believes a strong culture of inclusion is key to serving clients with distinction, as complex global challenges increasingly require diversity of experience and…

Clarinetist, Producer, Founder Open G Records

An eclectic and versatile performer, clarinetist Chris Grymes’ playing has been described as “scintillating in its energy and technique” (The Clarinet), and “eloquent…animated and free of any interpretive self indulgence” (The Strad). Most recently, Mr. Grymes was praised by The New York Times for his “acuity” and The Baltimore Sun for his “admirable technical and expressive…

Partner, Taylor | English

Aliya Nelson is a transactional attorney and partner with the firm’s Corporate Department. With nearly 20 years of experience, Ms. Nelson seamlessly guides clients through a wide-range of corporate, entertainment and licensing matters. Her clients have included, established and start-up marketing agencies, sports, media and technology companies, as well as Grammy award winning artists, songwriters…

Graphics & Marketing Support

Alessandro has over a decade of experience helping theatre, entertainment companies, and artists engage with new audiences around the world. Online content that he has created as a director/writer/editor has been viewed over two billion times across social media. For press inquiries, please contact alessandro@cthnyc.org

Producer

Mariana Wahrhaftig is an international producer and director based in Los Angeles, California. She has produced and directed everything from Season 3 of Nintendo’s world-wide phenomenon video game hit concert-series The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest that toured for 5 years all around the globe, and has been seen by hundreds…

Project Classics Coordinator

Maechi is a native New Yorker, a Princess Grace Award recipient (Gant Gaither Theatre Fellowship), and a graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division.​At Juilliard she was honored to receive the Drama Division’s  John Houseman Prize for excellence in classical theater and to accept the Joseph W. Polisi, Artist as Citizen Award at graduation.​ A few of…

Financial Services & Bookkeeping

Patricia Taylor founded her Financial and Management Services firm in 1995. As a skilled financial professional with a broad knowledge of business systems and general management, her interest is in helping small and mid-sized not-for-profits to achieve program goals through best practice accounting, budget oversight and planning for financial stability. Clients choose from a menu…

Director of Literary Programs

Shawn René Graham is a freelance writer and dramaturg from San Jose, California who has worked with many writers including Dennis Allen, France-Luce Benson, Nilo Cruz, Steve Harper, Walter Mosley, Lynn Nottage, Paul Rudnick, Susan Sontag, Dominic A. Taylor, Judy Tate, and Cori Thomas. She has been a guest dramaturg at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, the…

Business Associate.

Ruth is an arts administrator, who’s experience in theatre has spanned artistic and organizational roles. She previously held positions at Juilliard, the Metropolitan Opera House and the Play Company. Ruth Hollander received a BA in Theatre from Columbia University and a BA in Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary.