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MARYA SEA KAMINSKI (Artistic Director) is honored to co-lead Pittsburgh Public Theater with Managing Director Lou Castelli. She came to Pittsburgh after four years as the Associate Artistic Director at Seattle Repertory Theatre. One of the highlights of her tenure there was spearheading a collaboration with New York’s Public Theater and Dallas Theatre Center to create Public Works Seattle. This initiative was based on long-term, authentic partnerships between regional theaters and local non-profits and designed to make theater of, by, and for the people. Earlier in her career, Marya co-founded the Washington Ensemble Theatre and served as Co-Artistic Director there for five years, leading season planning and new play development. She has worked as a director, writer, producer and actor and is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Actors’ Equity Association, and the Society of Authors and Dramatic Composers. Marya has taught and lectured on Theater at Hollins University, the University of Washington, and at Cornish College of the Arts, where she was awarded the Drama Department’s Award for Teaching Excellence. She has also been honored with the Genius Award in Theater from the Seattle newsweekly, The Stranger, and has been recognized as an Artist of the Year by Seattle Magazine. Marya holds a BA in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the University of Washington’s School of Drama.

Brian Pope, Casting & Literary Director
Justin Emeka, Resident Director
Mark Clayton Southers, Playwright-in-Residence
Demeatria Boccella, Artist-in-Residence

Resident Writers

Mora V. Harris
Brian Pope
Tammy Ryan
Alec Silberblatt
TJ Young

Administration & Finance

Stewart Urist, Director of Finance & Administration
Pamela Hilliard, Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Savannah Merrill, Payroll & Benefits Coordinator
Fred Noel, Systems Coordinator
Fatima Bunafoor, Shared Talent & Equity Director
Meleana Felton, Executive & Equity Coordinator


Jan Fleisher, Director of Development
Ryan Ferrebee, Director of Institutional Support
Devan Mercurio,Senior Manager of Development
Lucy Jaffar, Donor Relations Associate
Maureen Keane, Board Liaison & Executive Assistant for Development


Parag S. Gohel, Director of Education & Engagement

Jalina McClarin, Community Engagement Manager

House Management

Trent Wolfred, House Manager
Shawn Israel, Assistant House Manager


Roya Kousari, Director of Marketing and Communications
Carina Iannarelli, Marketing & Design Coordinator
Jacob Punturi, Sales & Audience Development Manager


Monica Bowin, Director of Production & Operations
Jenn Sharon, Company Manager/COVID Safety Manager
Savannah Merrill, Interim Production Coordinator
Rob McLeod, Technical Director
Lisa Harshbarger, Scene Shop Manager
Drew Palajsa, Head Shop Carpenter
John Oglesby, Shop Carpenter
Joe Paski, Shop Carpenter
Shannon Seibel, Shop Carpenter
Celeste Parrendo, Charge Scenic Artist
Gay Kahkonen,Properties Head
Kelly Yann, Properties Coordinator
Christyann Trbovich, Costume Shop Head
Venise St. Pierre, Draper
Joshua Beumer, Head Electrician
Zach Moore, Head Sound Engineer
Mikey Abate, Head Stage Carpenter

Box Office

Fred Frances, Box Officer Manager
Ali Mohammed Srour, Box Office Lead Associate
Milton Melendez, Box Office Lead Associate
Shawn Klocek, Box Office Associate
Benjamin Michael, Box Office Associate
Anna King Skeels, Box Office Associate
Mike Zolovich, Box Office Associate