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Westport Country Playhouse
Land Acknowledgement

The Playhouse acknowledges the indigenous peoples and nations of the Paugussett that stewarded the land and waterways of Westport, Connecticut. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land.

See our full statement here.



Mark Shanahan, Incoming Artistic Director

Beth Huisking, Acting Managing Director


Danielle Marra, Artistic Management Associate


Catherine MacKay, Operations & Special Events Coordinator


Kelly Benenati, Marketing Manager
Patricia Blaufuss, Public Relations Manager


David Dreyfoos, Associate Producer / Director of Production
Matthew Melchiorre, Director of Production
Bruce Miller, Company Manager


Ivon Katherine Gonzalez Guerrero, HR & Finance Associate

General Management

Geoff Topalian, Business Intelligence Manager

Kelly Richards Mikolasy, House & Events Manager

Brad Baldwin, Building Maintenance Manage

Jake Krasniewicz, Box Office Manager

Gretchen Werda, Box Office Supervisor
Sophie Bardos, Devin Long, Box Office Associates


2023 Board of Trustees


Athena T. Adamson, Chair

Alison K. Smith, Vice Chair

Ellen H. Petrino, Treasurer

Adam G. Clemens, Secretary

Patrick Morrow, Assistant Secretary


Dave Altman

Harold Bailey, Jr

Paige S. Couture

Diane DelVecchio

Ben Frimmer

Darnell Graham

Rashana Graham

Will Haskell

Joyce Hergenhan

Marjorie Jacobson

Anne Keefe

Maggie Lehnerd-Reilly

Roger Leifer

Jonathan Levy

Judy M. Phares

Janet Plotkin

Jake Robards

Barbara Samuelson

Richard Slavin

Barbara Streicker

Stafford W. Thomas, Jr.

Fred Zinn 

Honorary Trustees

Elisabeth Morten, Chair
Howard J. Aibel *
Walter Bergen
James P. Bradley
Sandra DeFeo
Kate Devlin
Robert Devlin
Robert H. Forrester
Edith Hall Friedheim
Helen Lee Henderson
Catherine Herman
Dan Kail
Mary Ellen Marpe
Bill Mitchell
Judith Resnick
Carol West Seldin
Ann Sheffer
Joel Smilow
Sharon Sullivan
John Vaccaro
Steven Wolff
Joanne Woodward
Bob Wright

Artist Circle

A.R. Gurney *
Lynne Meadow
James Naughton

* Deceased

Last updated 12/19/23

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