Ambassadors Council

NNPN’s Ambassadors Council is comprised of artists and patrons that champion NNPN and its programs across the country, forging for the Network a national community of committed new play-makers and supporters.

Members of the Ambassadors Council advise the Network on issues relating to their area of expertise, advocate on behalf of the Network in their home communities, educate other new play colleagues and aficionados about NNPN programming, and support their home theater’s participation in NNPN programs and events. Each NNPN Core Member theater nominates one local donor and one local artist to the Council and keeps those two seats filled. The Network, as a body, also nominates At Large Ambassadors.

Artist Ambassadors

  • Evan Bergman, New Jersey Repertory Company
  • John Biguenet, Southern Rep Theatre
  • Enrique Bravo, Perseverance Theatre
  • Eric Coble, Cleveland Public Theatre
  • Walter Coppage, Unicorn Theatre
  • Dennis Delamar, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
  • Jennifer Fawcett, Riverside Theatre
  • Thomas Gibbons, InterAct Theatre Company
  • Andra Harbold, Salt Lake Acting Company
  • Martha Jacobs, Phoenix Theatre
  • Celise Kalke, Horizon Theatre Company
  • Aditi Brennan Kapil, Mixed Blood Theatre
  • York Kennedy, Magic Theatre
  • Robert Koon, 16th Street Theater
  • Maya Malan-González, Milagro
  • Mike Marinaccio, Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Marin Theatre Company
  • Jenny O'Hara, Fountain Theatre
  • Beau O’Reilly, Prop Thtr
  • Joe Rodota, B Street Theatre
  • Bruce Sevy, Curious Theatre Company
  • Eric Shimelonis, Contemporary American Theater Festival
  • Herbert Siguenza, San Deigo REPertory Theatre
  • Kate Snodgrass, New Repertory Theatre
  • Mark St. Germain, Florida Studio Theatre
  • Eva Zorille Tessler, Borderlands Theater

Patron Ambassadors

  • Susan Albritton, Kitchen Dog Theater
  • Susan Arkin, Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • Lillian Sober Ain, New Repertory Theatre
  • Frank M. Basile, Phoenix Theatre
  • Terry Cramer, Perseverance Theatre
  • Ron David, Borderlands Theater
  • Kipp Delbyck, Marin Theatre Company
  • Greg Frankenfield, Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Rick Frey, B Street Theatre
  • Bernard Jaffe, Southern Rep Theatre
  • Karen Kondazian, Fountain Theatre
  • Vasi Laurence, New Jersey Repertory Company
  • Jessica Linden, Actor's Express
  • Keryl McCord, Horizon Theatre Company
  • Pete Miller, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
  • Dawn Moore, San Diego REPertory Theatre
  • Clayton Owens, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
  • Brian Saliman, Magic Theatre
  • RB Seem, Contemporary American Theater Festival
  • Jeremy Shamos, Curious Theatre Company
  • Charna Sherman, Cleveland Public Theatre
  • Gayle Smith, InterAct Theatre Company
  • Terence Stephens, Salt Lake Acting Company
  • Encarnacion Teruel, Prop Thtr
  • Jennifer Whitmore, Riverside Theatre
  • Shari Wilson, Unicorn Theatre

At Large Ambassadors

  • Meghan Beals, Dramaturg
  • Beth Blickers, APA
  • Mark Bly, The Acting Company/Fordham University
  • Gigi Bolt, Columbia School of the Arts
  • Bostin Christopher, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ron Clark, Co-Founder, Riverside Theatre
  • Mario Correa, Screenwriter
  • Francisca Da Silveira, Playwright/Dramaturg, University of Edinburgh
  • Steven Dietz, Playwright
  • Carol Dweck, Stanford University
  • Peter Emch, The Emch Foundation/Autism After 16
  • Liz Engelman, University of Texas-Austin/Tofte Lake Center
  • Pat Flick, Shakespeare Theatre Association
  • Bryan Fonseca, Artistic Director, Fonseca Theatre Company
  • David H. Friedlander, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Barclay Goldsmith, Founder, Borderlands Theater
  • Gary Heisserer, Graceland University
  • Gregg Henry, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
  • Donna Hoke, Road Less Travelled Productions
  • Jody Hovland, Co-Founder, Riverside Theatre
  • Morgan Jenness, In This Distracted Globe
  • Dr. Ram Koppaka, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Kate Langsdorf, Comedy Writer
  • Jessica Litman, University of Michigan Law School
  • Amy Rose Marsh, Samuel French
  • Ricky J. Martinez, Director & Playwright
  • Annaliese McSweeney, Literary Manager, Stage Left Theatre
  • Kelly Miller, Paradigm Agency/The Kilroys
  • Anne Morgan, American Shakespeare Center
  • Kittson O'Neill, Philadelphia Theater Maker
  • Bruce Ostler, Bret Adams, Ltd.
  • Mark Routhier, Director & Dramaturg 
  • Olga Sanchez, Artistic Director Emerita, Milagro
  • Jordan Schwartz, Associate Producing Director, Fonseca Theatre Company
  • Sandy Shinner, Shattered Globe Theatre/DePaul University
  • Dan Shoemaker, Emeritus Executive Director, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
  • Timothy Jay Smith, Founder, the NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre
  • Zev Valancy, Dramaturg
  • Paula Vogel, Playwright
  • Amanda White Thietje, DalekoArts
  • Richard Winkler, Red Hanger Productions
  • Joseph Zettelmaier, Roustabout Theatre Troupe
  • Judy Zocchi, Good to Go Festival