Our Mission

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. at Playhouse on Park has a mission to:

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Betsy Udal, President
Peter Evans, Vice President
Matthew Bragg, Co-Treasurer
Andrew Lattimer, Co-Treasurer
Gail Mangs, Secretary

BOARD MEMBERS

Paige Buade
Melanie Ellis
Joanna Engel
William Fish
Sarah Jakubowksi 
Ryan McBride 
Susan Miller 
Richard Rubenstein
Annie Scott
Rebecca Selig 
Vin Sukhraj 
Ruth Van Winkle

Board Member Emeritus

Matthew Bragg
Chuck Coursey, Founding Vice President
Bonnie Gauthier
Carol McCabe
Margaret Rattigan
Julianne Roth
Robert Rowlson*
Ron Roy
Richard Rubenstein
Robert Slifka
David Wurzer, Founding President

*deceased

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Advisory Council

Renee Autorino, Jim Bergenn, Valeria Caldwell-Gaines, David Calibey, Mayor Shari Cantor, Stefanie Chambers, Chris Conway, Anna Crawford, Matthew Cuddy, Jayne Dean, Kyra Dorsey, Kevin Doyle, Nina Elgo, Dan Falotico, David Figliuzzi, Matt Fleury, Jeff Forman, Gail Frahm, Kathy Frederick, Jonathan Harris, Bob Hilborn, Susan King, Tyler Lauretti, Andy Lieberman, Dave Macri, Charles Mallory, Patricia McIntosh, Gloria Mengual, Michelle Meyer, Mike Michaud, Tanya Penman-Sterling, David Polk, Sarah Raskin, Mike Rouette, Jacob Schrieber, Wanda Seldon, Jonathan Slifka, Howard Sovronsky, Rachel Sptizig, Brittany Stephenson, Nyaunu Stevens, Yvette Young


Co-Founders

TRACY FLATER, Executive Director [email Tracy]
After an extensive career in the for-profit restaurant business, Tracy merged her passion for the performing arts and knowledge of business management to become an arts administrator in the non-profit sector. Tracy co-founded Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., a not-for-profit professional theatre company in May of 2009 along with Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller. She serves as co-founder and Executive Director for Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Just prior to this, she spent four years (2004 - 2009) serving as Director of Off Campus Programs and Facilities for The Hartt School Community Division of the University of Hartford. In addition to her work at Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Tracy currently serves as Chair of The Hartt School Board of Trustees, as Co-President of The Park Road Association and Chair of the West Hartford Arts & Culture Collaborative.

SEAN HARRIS, Artistic Director [email Sean]
Sean is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park (POP), an award winning professional theatre located in West Hartford, CT. At Playhouse on Park he has directed the heralded productions of METAMORPHOSES, PASSING STRANGE, ANGEELS IN AMERICA, CABARET, HAIR, DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEE, A CHORUS LINE and OF MICE AND MEN, among others. He has directed productions at several theatres in NYC and regionally including TBG, The Producers Club, Theatre 22, Theatre at Westbeth, and Fifth Letter Productions. Sean has performed on the Playhouse on Park stage in ART, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, THE DINING ROOM, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRDIGED). Regional Theatres: Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. NYC Theatre: The Actors Studio, Circle in the Square Downtown, Bank Street Theatre, Theatre at Westbeth. Sean has his BA in Acting and Directing from DeSales University and an MFA from the New School for Drama/Actors Studio. He has been an acting teacher and director for over fourteen years and was the Director of Theatre at Hall High School, which was selected to represent the United States as part of the American High School Theatre Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He is currently a member of the theatre faculty at The Spence School in Manhattan.

DARLENE ZOLLER, Artistic Director [email Darlene]
Darlene is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park where she has directed PIPPIN, NUNSENSE, CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World,) PINKALICIOUS, ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE,SWINGING ON A STAR and THAT HOLIDAY FEELING, SAY THINGS FUNNY, and choreographed; PIPPIN, INTO THE WOODS, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, IN THE HEIGHTS, A CHORUS LINE, HAIR, CABARET, PASSING STRANGE among others. She is the founder, director and choreographer of stop/time dance theater, the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, now in its twentieth year. She was voted Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World for I’D RATHER BE DANCING. CT Critics Circle nominee for Best Choreographer for HAIR, ROCKIN’ THE FOREST and IN THE HEIGHTS. She IS Mama D of MAMA D’s OUTRAGEOUS ROMP; a grown ups only music, dance and comedy event-exclusive to the Playhouse. Social media followers know her as "the driveway lady" for having taught 450 consecutive days of WE'RE BETTER WHEN WE'RE DANCING dance classes online during the pandemic where she gathered a loyal following. Darlene is a former adjunct professor at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School where she directed and choreographed CHICAGO and did the choreography for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SMILE, CURTAINS and NUNSENSE. She also teaches dance classes for adults at The 224 ECOSpace and is a dance/fitness instructor at Big Sky Fitness in Vernon.