(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.
Beth Wynstra, Faculty Director
Beth Wynstra is an 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. Beth regularly directs plays and musicals at Babson and is proud to be the Artistic Director of The Empty Space Theater.
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. A lifelong musician, Christine has worked in marketing for classical music organizations and likes to play in her spare time.
Victoria Townsend, Audience Services Associate
Victoria Townsend is a Boston-based performer, director, and teaching artist. She holds a BA in Theatre and English Literature from Saint Michael's College and has performed and directed throughout New England and the East Coast. She is the Artistic and Management Associate and Academy Assistant Director for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and has served as a teaching artist for many of their educational residencies, including at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. Recent directing work includes productions with New England Conservatory's UnderGraduate Opera Student program and Flat Earth Theatre. In addition, Victoria teaches with Live Arts Education, a company that brings arts to after-school programs for grades K-12 in the Greater Boston area. She is also a performer with SillySally's entertainment company throughout the year.
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.