2022 Conference People


Host Committee Co-Chairs

Marya Sea Kaminski, Artistic Director, Pittsburgh Public Theatre*
Shaunda McDill, Program Officer, Arts & Culture, The Heinz Endowments
Tamara Tunie, American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer

Host Committee

Lou Castelli, Managing Director, Pittsburgh Public Theatre*
Jay Costa, Co-chair PA Arts Caucus, Senator State Legislature
Brett A. Crawford, Educator/Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University
Hallie Donner, Executive Director, Alumni Theatre Company
Monteze Freeland, Co-Artistic Director, City Theatre*
Ed Gainey, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, PA
Teresa Gregory, Associate Professor, Point Park University
Kyle Haden, Assistant Professor/Senior Associate Head, Carnegie Mellon University
Joseph Hall, Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theatre
Kristin Helfrich, Director of Programming, New Hazlett Theatre
Patrick Jordan, Artistic Director, Barebones Productions
Catherine Kolos, General Operations Manager, PICT Classic Theatre
Jenna Grace Kunselman, Operations Manager, Carnegie Stage, off the WALL Productions*
Anya Martin, Founding Artistic Director, Hiawatha Project
Drew Martorella, Assistant Vice President and Managing Director, Point Park University
Marc Masterson, Co-Artistic Director, City Theatre*
James McNeel, Managing Director, City Theatre*
Sherrice Mojgani, Resident Designer, Pittsburgh Public Theatre
Olivia O'Connor, Manager of New Work Development, Pittsburgh CLO
Joanna Obuzor, Operations Manager, Cultural Trust
Richard Parsakian, Owner, Eons
Andrew Paul, Producing Artistic Director, Kinetic Theatre
Mark Power, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science
Ben Pryor, Programming Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theatre
Christopher Rawson, Board Member, August Wilson House
Molly Rice & Rusty Thelin, Artistic Directors, Realtime Interventions
Marya Sea Kaminski, Artistic Director, Pittsburgh Public Theater*
Scott Shiller, Vice President of Artistic Planning, Cultural Trust
Mitch Swain, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Stewart Urist, Executive Director, Quantum Theatre*
Kellee Van Aken, Dean School of Visual and Performing Arts, Seton Hill University 
Ricardo Vila-Roger, Educator, University of Pittsburgh
Janis Burley Wilson, President, August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Programming Council

Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, Court Theatre
Eric Keen-Louie, Executive Producer, La Jolla Playhouse
Jen Cleary, Director of Membership, Theatre Communications Group
Meiyin Wang, Producing Director, Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center
Nikki Brake-Sillá, Playwright & Filmmaker, Gini Films
Nikki Meñez, Curatorial Director, Z Space
Penny Pun, Managing Director & Leader of Organizational Operations, National Disability Theatre
Rhiana Yazzie, Artistic Director, New Native Theater
Sahar Assaf, Executive Artistic Director, Golden Thread Productions
Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, Associate Professor, Hawaiian Theatre & Playwriting University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

"The Inheritors" Curation Team

Rio Alberto, Artistic Director, Spokane Ensemble
Zetra Goodlow, Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Helianthus Annuus Theatre Company
Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel, Professor & Dramaturg, DePaul University
Emily Preis, Performer, Writer, Collaborator, & Community Organizer

To learn more about the Inheritors and their work please visit the Inheritors Page.

*indicates TCG Member Organizations