Thomas Finegar is a recent graduate from Bennington College where they studied theatre and psychology. Thomas started with CTH through an internship with the Lucille Lortel Foundations sponsorship and has…

Kelli brings over 20 years of experience in nonprofit development to CTH’s board of directors. She currently serves as the Senior Director of Philanthropy at REFORM Alliance, an organization that…

Carol Kaplan has broad experience advising clients on licensing, acquisition, disposition, financing and exploitation of intellectual property assets within and across multiple platforms, including in connection with live theatre, immersive…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Betty Shamieh

Betty Shamieh, Playwright In Residence and recipient of the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program Fellowship, is an acclaimed author of fifteen plays.  Her Off-Broadway premieres include The…

Member, Actor/Lagralane Group, joined 2015

Jason Delane Lee is Co-CEO of the Lagralane Group as well as an actor, philanthropist and father to three with his wife and co-founder, Yvonne Huff Lee. Through his work…