NAACP and OBIE Award Winner, Ty Jones, assumed CTH’s artistic and organizational management in 2009 after the financial crisis nearly forced the organization’s closing. Under his leadership, CTH stabilized its…

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Elena M. Paul is General Counsel (GC) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for The Classical Theatre of Harlem where she supports the mission, governance, and activities of the organization. The…

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Michael Windham joins CTH as General Manager, overseeing the production and business operations. Michael brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, including 8 years with the Alvin…

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Carl Cofield directed several plays for CTH before joining as a staff member in 2018. Notable directing credits for CTH include the critically acclaimed productions of The Bacchae, Antigone, Macbeth,…

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Penn Genthner (he/him/his) joins Classical Theatre of Harlem as Director of Development following six years as Director of Institutional Advancement at Vineyard Theatre, supporting artists whose work has gone on to earn…

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Harrison Corthell is a professional production and stage manager who has worked in film and theatre for the last ten years. With beginnings in non-profit arts management, Harrison found himself…

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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…

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Alexis Marnel is an energetic and creative professional offering 20+ years experience in multicultural arts programming, education, grant writing, and administration for government agencies, schools, community centers, cultural institutions and…

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Rosemary Hahn has worked in administrative role for various companies in NYC, ranging from Bliss Spa Headquarters, to a small graphic design studio in Brooklyn; and is thrilled to be part…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Stacey Scott is a Juilliard graduate, founder of Setting Your Stage, an acting coaching program, and current working actress in the entertainment industry. Stacey is excited to lend her skills…

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