Producing Artistic Director

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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Associate Artistic Director

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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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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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…

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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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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…

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