(L-R) Adam Sanders, Beth Wynstra, Steven Maler, and Danielle Krcmar
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.
Sandra Graham, Faculty Director
Professor Graham is an ethnomusicologist who teaches courses in Arts, History, and Society (AHS foundation), classical music appreciation, African American music, global pop, and music traditions from around the world. She is Faculty Director of the Sorenson Center for the Arts and musical director of Babson’s T.E.S.T. (The Empty Space Theater). Before joining the Babson faculty in 2011, she taught at the University of California, Davis, and had visiting appointments at Davidson College, the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb (Croatia), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Her articles on spirituals and blackface minstrelsy have been published in journals, books, the Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd ed.), and The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology (revised 2013). With vocalist Chad Runyon she has produced and recorded twelve songs by black entertainer Sam Lucas, available here for streaming. Her book on the popularization of African American spirituals is currently in preparation and will be published by University of Illinois Press. Her research website is located at: https://sites.google.com/site/grahamsandraj/home
Danielle Krcmar, Artist in Residence
Danielle Krcmar is the artist in residence at Babson College, as well as the sculpture and mixed media instructor. She received her MFA from UMASS Amherst in 1996 and her BFA in Sculpture in 1992 from SUNY Binghamton where she received the SUNY Binghamton Foundation Award. She received the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 1993, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant and the Blanche Colman Foundation Grant in 2001. Her work has been shown in the The Fuller Art Museum, The Art Complex Museum, The Gallery at Green Street, and other galleries in New England and New York. Her work has been covered in The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, and Arts Media. She has taught at Brandeis University, Clark University, and The Museum School in Boston.
Mark Lorenzo, Technical Director
Mark comes to Babson with a rich background in the industry: two stints managing the Venue Communications Centers for the Salt Lake City and Vancouver, Winter Olympic Games; seven 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.
Christine Covino, Marketing Associate
Christine Covino is the Marketing Associate for BabsonARTS and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. She has a BA in Sociology and an MPA in Non-Profit Administration from Clark University. While in college, she was a founding member of Rising Stars, an outreach group that mentors low-income high school students through musical theatre.
Stephen Reinstein, Audience Services Manager
Stephen Reinstein is a Boston-based actor, playwright, teacher, and theatre administrator. Prior to his arrival at Babson and CSC, he worked at Wheelock Family Theatre, where he served as Audience Services Manager and a teacher in WFT’s education program. In 2012, he and WFT Artistic Director Wendy Lement founded the Emerging Playwrights Program, of which he is currently the Associate Director. The EPP is designed to teach dramatic writing to high school students in the Boston area. He is a regular performer with the Here Comes Everybody Players, a fringe theatre company specializing in dramatizations of the works of James Joyce, as well as other Irish authors and playwrights. In June of 2014, Stephen traveled to Dublin with HCE Players to perform as part of the Dublin Bloomsday Festival.
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 startup 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.
Joanne Barrett, Public Relations Consultant
Media inquiries should be directed to Joanne Barrett at JBPR@comcast.net or 617-547-2265.