Steven Maler, Director
Steven Maler is the Founding Artistic Director of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. His 2011 production of All’s Well That Ends Well won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production - Large Theatre. His CSC production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director – Small Resident Theatre Company. His production of Suburbia for the SpeakEasy Stage Company won Best Production – Fringe Theatre Company. Other productions include Coriolanus, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, and The Tempest for CSC; Without You, written by and starring Anthony Rapp, which has played New York, Boston, Toronto, Edinburg, London and Seoul; and The L.A. Plays by Han Ong for the American Repertory Theatre, where he was the Artistic Associate for New Plays. He directed the American premiere of Peter Eötvös’ operatic treatment of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, and the New England premiere of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face, both for Opera Boston. Maler is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, where he was the Associate Director of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V. He was also Associate Director for Titus Andronicus and Hamlet in Tokyo. His feature film, The Autumn Heart, starring Tyne Daly and Ally Sheedy, was in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award at the Nantucket Film Festival. He is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a John Motley Morehead Scholar.
Adam Sanders, Associate Director
Adam Sanders is an actor and director in Boston, specializing in educational theater and community outreach. He founded and served as Artistic Director of the Amherst Renaissance Company. He has directed and performed with a dozen theater companies in Boston and Western Massachusetts. Adam is a company member of Theater Espresso and the Improbable Players: educational companies that tour to New England middle and high schools. His educational work with CSC involves developing long term residencies in teaching Shakespeare and has been brought to Everett High School and the Boston Boy’s and Girl’s Club, as well as several other institutions throughout New England. Adam holds a B.A. in English from UMass, Amherst and an M.A. in theater and community from Emerson College.
Beth Wynstra, Faculty Director
Beth Wynstra is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Babson, and she teaches courses in American Drama, Acting, Modernism, and Rhetoric. Beth holds a Ph.D. in Theater Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a certificate in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. She has written extensively on the life and plays of Eugene O’Neill and serves on the board of the Eugene O’Neill International Society. Her original play Always, Gene was produced at the Eugene O’Neill Festival and twice at the Irish American Heritage Center Theater in Chicago. Bethregularly directs plays and musicals at Babson and is proud to be the Artistic Director of The Empty Space Theater.
Mark Lorenzo, Technical Director
Mark comes to Babson with a rich background in the industry: 2 stints managing the Venue Communications Centers for the Salt Lake City and Vancouver, Winter Olympic Games; 7 years with High Output Inc., a provider of theater and film production equipment as well as systems design and installation, theatrical production, and special events; and 10 years with the Boston Ballet Company in the production department. He attended both Boston University and Emerson College, where he assisted with the opening of the Emerson (now Cutler) Majestic Theater. His extensive network and deep experience is an invaluable resource to the students and Babson community.
Maggie McCauley, Administrative Coordinator
Maggie grew up outside of Boston and attended Boston University where she received a BA in Sociology. She has worked for a number of area start-up companies; however, her passion is black and white photography. She currently resides in Uxbridge, MA with her husband John (who is a demolition expert) and is a member of the Galatea Fine Arts Gallery, located in the SOWA area of Boston. Maggie is currently working on a show that will feature her personal photography work. Some of her favorite music artists are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Adele, and KT Tunstall.
Lisa Chen ‘16, Digital Marketing Assistant Manager
Lisa was born and raised in China until the age of fifteen, when she moved to Victoria, Canada for high school. She has been playing the piano since the age of five, and is still pursuing her passion in piano through concerts at Babson and lessons in Boston. Lisa is also interested in many other forms of arts, including singing, dancing and digital design. At Babson, Lisa is living in the Sophomore Leadership Community, and proudly serves on the e-boards of Babson Media and Design Studio and Babson Investment Banking Association. By working with Babson’s Arts Delegates, a group of students who are leaders in promoting arts at Babson, her current aspiration is to bring arts into Babson students’ daily life.
Sagar Jain '14, Financial Administrative Assistant
Sagar is from Mumbai, India. Apart from working at the Sorenson Center for Arts as an administrative assistant, he is interested in photography, social media, and finance. On campus, he lives in the Healthy Living Tower and is involved in organizations such as Babson Investment Banking Association and Chamber of Commerce. Sagar also enjoys travelling and looks forward to studying abroad next year in London.
Tavishi Kanoria ’14, Digital Marketing Assistant
Tavishi is a senior at Babson from Calcutta, India. Apart from marketing and social media which are her primary interests, she is greatly passionate about painting, dancing and music. She is living at Putney this year and has been involved in a large number of organizations on campus like AMAN, the Luxury and Fashion Association, Babson Marketing Association, the Evolving Leaders Program and has recently been inducted into the Academic Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma. On returning to India, I will be joining my family business, which is tea-related and use my "Babson-given" entrepreneurial skills to expand the business and help it reach newer heights. I hope to make my last year at Babson full of amazing moments!
Kevin Liu '14, Theater Technician
Kevin is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil but grew up in an international community in Beijing, China. Aside from working in the Carling-Sorenson Theater as a Theater Technician he’s found a passion as a Babson Player and living in the Liberal Arts Tower. On campus Kevin is also involved in OPEN, the Honor Board, the Admissions Assistants Program and the Babson Free Press. He loves photography, traveling, and looks forward to learning his fifth language next year.
Chris LoGrippo '16, Theater Technician
Chris is from Long Island, NY. He has been a DJ since age 13, and always has had a strong interest in music. He played the Trumpet throughout elementary school and high school, playing in the band as well as NYSSMA, New York’s statewide music festival. He has had years of experience in middle and high school dealing with sound and lighting equipment. At Babson, he is involved with the Admission Assistant Program, as well as the Media and Design Studio. He is excited to be an active part in the technical side of the theater life at Babson, and to expand his knowledge and expertise, hoping to share it with anyone who is interested.
Alexandria McBean '14, Theater Technician
Alex is a senior at Babson College, concentrating in accounting and social and cultural studies. She has been a theater technician at Babson since the beginning of her first year. She is now president of the Media and Design Studio, Vice President of the Damgood Slam, and Vice President of Prism: the LGBTQA community on Babson's campus. She enjoys working backstage in the theater making sure that programs and events run as smooth as possible.
Joey Mensah ‘15, Digital Marketing Assistant
Joey was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is interested in the music business, marketing, entertainment and intellectual property law, social media, and graphic design. At Babson, he lives in the Origins of Necessary Equality tower and serves on the e-boards of Origins of Necessary Equality, Black Student Union and Babson African Student Union. His aspiration in life is to be happy in a career that relates to any of his interests.
Andres Riofrio '16, Digital Marketing Assistant
Andres was born in Quito, Ecuador. He lived there until tenth grade when he went to study at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. Some of his hobbies include filmmaking and graphic design. In the future Andres hopes to graduate from Babson and pursue a career in Film Production or Marketing. At Babson, Andres is going into his sophomore year and is part of the Media and Design Studio.
Ian Schranze ‘17, Music Assistant
Ian, a tuba player from Germantown, Tennessee, was raised by two professional musicians. He has been performing and composing classical music since age 6. In the Cultural Reflections for the Arts Contest, Ian won first place in Tennessee, and fourth place in the nation for Musical Composition. Ian is interested in continuing composing music throughout his business career.
Matthew Vacaro '14, Theater Technician
Matthew is from Billerica, MA. He has found his passion in the music industry and specifically in his Christian hardcore metal band called Exiting the Fall. Matt first found his love in music when he first picked up a guitar in middle school and shortly after joined a jam band in High School, which eventually became serious and became what it is today. Also, on campus, he is the VP of Communications for Babson Christian Fellowship. Matt aspires to tour fulltime with his band and eventually pursue a career in the music industry.
Abby Vargas '15, Digital Marketing Assistant Manager
Abby is from Dallas, Texas. She has previous experience with the arts both through school and in her personal life. She plays the piano, sings, paints, writes and was a part of several theatre productions in high school. Her interests include reading, watching sappy romance movies, and Korean Dramas. She's not quite sure how she will pursue the arts in her future but will certainly enjoy being a spectator.
Helen Voloshin ‘15, Theater Technician
Helen is from Worcester, Massachusetts and is in the class of 2015. She began dancing at the age of four and continues her passion for dance in college as a member of the Babson Dance Ensemble (BDE). In her second semester of freshman year she began her leadership role in BDE as Secretary, and in the spring semester of her sophomore year she was appointed President of BDE. In her aspiration to work in the entertainment industry after college she began working as a Theater Technician for the Carling-Sorenson Theater in order to gain knowledge and experience from a production-based perspective. Coupled with her marketing concentration at Babson, her work and experiences in the arts at Babson have given her great opportunities to succeed in the future.
(In order by last name.)