Staff and Board

Artistic Director

Ari Laura Kreith



Kreith is the Artistic Director of Luna Stage, where she directed the World Premiere of 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 co-created Luna's VOTING WRITES PROJECT which premiered virtually August-November 2020, and developed Luna's site-specific SECRET CITIES program. Read More

Luna Staff

Joey Yow
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

Annika Franklin
Company Administrator



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   

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   

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   


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

Board of Directors

Danah Alexander

Laura Amin

Debra Caplan

Christopher Forno

Rachael Grochowski

Dawn Stewart Harris

Gary Taylor

Raj Amin, Special Advisor to the Board

Advisory Board

Andre Braugher

Ruthi Byrne

Rose Cali

R. Jonathan Cobb

reg e gaines

Cady Huffman

Rosemary Iversen

Palisa Kelley

Joe Morton

Cal Trevenen

Gila Zalon

Jules Zalon

Kim Zimmer

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   

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin
Marketing Associate



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