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COMPANY DIRECTORY
 
Leadership
PJ Albert
Managing Director
Jim Helsinger
Artistic Director
 
Production
Kurt Bippert
Properties Master
James Erwin
Technical Director
George Hamrah
Production Manager
Lisa Hardt
Assistant Production Manager (Facility Rentals)
Rob Jones
Head of Lighting and Sound
Mark Routhier
Director of New Play Development
(Play Submissions)
Victoria "Bird" Ruiz
Company Manager (Audition Information)
Denise R. Warner
Costume Shop Manager
 
Operations
Barbara Muzeni
Director of Finance & Operations
Mike O'Neill
Operations & IT Lead
Colin Worley
House Manager (Volunteer Coordinator)
 
Development
Marisa Worley
Director of Development
Arika Richardson
Development Associate
 
Education
Anne Hering
Director of Education
Jennifer Bonner
Children's Theater Coordinator
 
Marketing and Box Office
Melissa Mason Braillard
Director of Marketing Communications
Skip Alderman
Audience Development Manager (Group Sales)
Landon St. Gordon
Multimedia Marketing Coordinator
Melissa Landy
Public Relations Coordinator (PR Requests)
Eric Michaud
Box Office Manager
Cliff Lyons
Assistant Box Office Manager
 
LEADERSHIP' BIOS
Jim Helsinger | Artistic Director

Jim has directed the Orlando Shakespeare Theater productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Crime and Punishment, Every Christmas Story Ever Told, The Imaginary Invalid, Tartuffe, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged), The Curate Shakespeare: As You Like It, and Hamlet.

Other directing credits include The Actor's Theatre of Louisville (A Tuna Christmas and The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr, Abridged), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (The Mystery of Irma Vep, Sleuth, Imaginary Invalid, Charley's Aunt and The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr, Abridged), Florida Studio Theatre (Good Evening) Cape May Stage (The Big Bang, Stones in His Pockets, King Mackerel and the Blues are Running and The Fourposter).

As a playwright, he is the author of Robinson Crusoe; A Christmas Carol in Five Parts; The Trial of Joan the Maid; Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus and Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker. As an actor he has appeared in the titles roles of Henry V, Cyrano De Bergerac, Oscar Wilde, Dracula and Hamlet.

He is also a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA), the National Theatre Conference (NTC), Actor's Equity Association (AEA), the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG), and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA). He holds a BA from Miami University (Ohio), and an MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival / University of Alabama - Professional Actor Training Program.

PJ Albert | Managing Director

PJ Albert began work with Orlando Shakespeare Theater in 2001 as the Master Electrician during the initial renovation of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Since that time, he has held the positions of Production Manager, Guest Services Director, Business Manager and General Manager before being promoted to Managing Director. PJ has a background in Theater, specializing in Technical Production. He has worked as an Event Manager, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, and Pyrotechnics Designer for companies such as Santa Fe Opera, Williamstown Theatre Festival and RSL Theatrical. He has also done contract work for AFLAC, Synovus, Aaron’s, and Harley Davidson.



     

 

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