Staff and Board

Our Staff

Artistic Director

Ari Laura Kreith

 

Contact: ari.laura.kreith@lunastage.org

Ari Laura Kreith is the Artistic Director of Luna Stage, where she recently directed Jenny Lyn Bader's 'Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library,' Gabriel Jason Dean’s 'Heartland' and J.Stephen Brantley’s 'Pirira.' She conceived and is currently co-creating Luna's 'Voting Writes Project' click to see more

Artists in (Virtual) Residence

Jenny Lyn Bader

 

Jenny Lyn Bader is thrilled to be back at Luna Stage, which premiered her drama Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library and her short play My First Time (commissioned for Voting Writes). Her other plays include Equally Divine (Theatre at the 14th St. Y), In Flight (Turn to Flesh Productions), and None of the Above (New Georges). click to see more

Matthew Martinez

 

Matthew Martinez, a graduate from Montclair State University’s school of Theatre and Dance, is honored to be part of the amazing artistic team at Luna Stage. His journey began in Houston, Texas. After training at the Alley Theatre, he was accepted into the semi-professional drama department at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. click to see more

Martine Sainvil

 

Martine Sainvil is a Brooklyn-based Playwright and self-proclaimed Dialogue Diva, Plot Piper and Story Stan. She is a Language Collector, Globe Trekker and Cultural Communicator who feeds her curiosity by devouring great books and jumping down rabbit holes.  She is a graduate of Boston University and a member of The Dramatists Guild click to see more

Luna Staff

Turron Kofi Alleyne
Director of Community Engagement 

 

Turron Kofi Alleyne has worked with some of Hollywood’s most esteemed A-List directors, producers, and actors such as: Spike Lee, Jonathan Nolan, Mark Wahlberg, Zoe Saldana, Michael B. Jordan, Lawrence Fishburne, and others. click to see more   

Liz Cesario
Production Manager

 

Liz Cesario is celebrating her 10th season as Luna’s Production Manager. She is also an Equity stage manager, and has worked in many areas of theatre, including opera, straight plays, comedies, and children’s shows. Liz has experience managing click to see more   

Ann Coughlin
Office Administrator

 

Ann Coughlin has fifty plus years’ experience in arts administration, as the Executive Secretary to the Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as the Executive Assistant to the owner of the Herbert Barrett Management, click to see more   

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin
Marketing Associate

 

Contact: kaelamgarvin@gmail.com

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is a writer, producer, and marketing specialist. Kaela’s a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, a Brooklyn-based incubator of new and developing interdisciplinary art. Kaela is a 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival click to see more

Holly Lehren
Artistic Associate

 

Contact: holly.lehren@lunastage.org

Holly Lehren graduated with honors in 2019 from Muhlenberg College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Theatre with a concentration in Directing. She co-founded Muhlenberg's premier Drag Troupe in 2017 click to see more

Danielle Stecki
Graphic Designer

 

Danielle Stecki is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist. Danielle began practicing Art at a young age and possesses over ten years of professional experience in the Realism style. She creates in the forms of drawing, painting and crochet. click to see more

Annika Franklin
Company Administrator

 

Contact: annika.franklin@lunastage.org

Annika is a writer and performer from New York State. She has been featured on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Cinemax’s The Knick. Writing credits include the short film Not Cool (LA Indie Film Fest, SoHo Short Film Fest), in which she also starred, click to see more   

Joey Yow
Interim Managing Director

 

Joey Yow is an educator, theatre practitioner, and filmmaker. A teacher at Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ, Joey leads the Technical Theatre and Film programs and is highly involved in community service and student leadership. click to see more

Founder

Jane Mandel
Founder & Artistic Director Emeritus

 

Jane Mandel is the Founding Artistic Director and served as AD for over twenty years. With her guidance, Luna Stage earned a reputation for producing excellent, intelligent, and provocative theatre, where scores of new and classic plays are click to see more

Luna Interns

Alana Garcia

 

Alana Garcia is a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology studying both communications and theatre. She works for the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Department as an assistant videographer and has been part of click to see more

Lily Greenberg

 

Lily Greenberg is honored to be co-directing this project at Luna Stage. She has recently worked with Shakespeare in the Square as Guildenstern/Osric in Hamlet, and with Uproar Theatre Corps as Larissa in Gallathea. click to see more

Dillon Mitcham

 

Dillon Mitcham (he/him) is a freelance theatre artist who has worked in New York, Maryland, and the vast virtual landscape. After receiving his Bachelors in Directing at Marymount Manhattan College, he focused his discipline click to see more

Alexander Oleksy

Alexander Oleksy is an NYC based director and teaching artist originally from The Woodlands, TX.  Currently studying Educational Theatre at NYU Steinhardt, Alex has focused on developing new works and helping young audiences click to see more

Board of Directors

Danah Alexander

Laura Amin

Debra Caplan

Rachael Grochowski

Dawn Stewart Harris

Rochelle Herring

Pat Morrissy

Gary Taylor

Rita Woodard

Raj Amin, Special Advisor to the Board

Advisory Board

Andre Braugher

Ruthi Byrne

R. Jonathan Cobb

Rose Cali

Suzzanne Douglas

reg e gaines

Cady Huffman

Rosemary Iversen

Palisa Kelley

Joe Morton

Cal Trevenen

Gila Zalon

Jules Zalon

Kim Zimmer