Staff and Board

Luna Staff

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Ari Laura Kreith
Artistic Director



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

Liz Cesario
Liz Cesario
Managing Director



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 Read More   

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin
Literary Manager



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 Read More

Sarah Gorden
Company Administrator 



 Sarah is an producer, director, and actor. Performance credits include Stella in Streetcar Named Desire and Fear in Sit with Fear (LA Shorts International Film Festival). Sarah will be directing her first full length play, Tin Cat Shoes by Trish Harnetiaux, this spring. She directed several other one acts with Drawing Cats Productions, Rogue Theatre Fest, and Short Plays NYC. She is pursuing a graduate certification in Theatre for Diversity and Social Change from Montclair State.

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, Read More

Folabomi Oyewo
Graphic Design Associate


Folabomi is a graphic designer and web designer with a marketing background. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in Advertising at Savannah College of Art and Design.  After graduating with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration, she self taught graphic design and was able to pivot her career through various internships and job opportunities, which lead her to Luna’s doorstep. She assists Luna Stage with website updates and design needs and, although she is riddled with stage fright, she enjoys working behind the scenes and being a helpful addition to Luna.

Jane Mandel
Jane Mandel


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 Read 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
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Cady Huffman
Rosemary Iversen
Palisa Kelley
Joe Morton
Cal Trevenen
Gila Zalon
Jules Zalon
Kim Zimmer