Our Mission

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. at Playhouse on Park has a mission to:

Board of Directors

Officers

Matthew Bragg, President
Margaret Rattigan, Vice President
Robert Slifka, Treasurer
Jitu Huntley, Secretary

Board Members

Gaetano Albani
Michael Astrachan
Daniel Deutsch
Judge Nina Elgo
Lisa Greene
Donna Haghighat
Susan King
Erin Matino
Richard Rubenstein
Janice Weinstein

Young Professionals Advisory Board

Camila Ansaldo
Nick Correa
Renee Cox
Dan Deutsch
Miriam Engel
Gabrielle Filloux
Emily Gauthier
Caitlin Griffin
Annie Goyzueta
Ryan Keating
Rachel Spitzig
Joanna Sprout
Kelly Vu

Board Member Emeritus

Chuck Coursey, Founding Vice Chair
Bonnie Gauthier
Robert Rowlson
Julianne Roth
Ron Roy
David Wurzer, Founding Chair

Co-Founders

TRACY FLATER, Executive Director [email Tracy]
After an extensive career in the for-profit restaurant business, Tracy merged her passion for the performing arts and knowledge of business management to become an arts administrator in the non-profit sector. Tracy co-founded Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., a not-for-profit professional theatre company in May of 2009 along with Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller. She serves as co-founder and Executive Director for Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Just prior to this, she spent four years (2004 - 2009) serving as Director of Off Campus Programs and Facilities for The Hartt School Community Division of the University of Hartford.
In addition to her work at Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Tracy currently serves on the Simsbury Bank, West Hartford Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors for the following non-profit organizations:   The Mayor’s Charity Ball (President), The Park Road Association (Co-President), The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and the Connecticut Dance Alliance.   

SEAN HARRIS, Artistic Director [email Sean]
Sean is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park, where he has directed OF MICE AND MEN, METAMORPHOSES, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, CABARET and HAIR among others. Other recent regional directing credits include THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC and ANOTHER AUGUST for Fifth Letter Productions and ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Western CT State University. As an actor he has performed on the POP stage in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAMM SHAKESPERE (ABRIDGED), ART, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP and THE DINING ROOM. Regional Theatres include: Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.  NYC Theatres include: The Actors Studio, Circle in the Square Downtown, Bank Street Theatre, Theatre at Westbeth, 29th Street Rep, Playhouse 22. Sean has his BA in Acting and Directing from DeSales University and an MFA from the New School for Drama/Actors Studio. He has been an acting teacher and director for over twelve years and is currently the Director of Theatre at Hall High School in West Hartford, which has been selected as one of the top 40 High School theatre programs in North America by the American High School Theatre Festival and invited to perform in Edinburgh, Scotland three of the past four years.

DARLENE ZOLLER, Artistic Director [email Darlene]
Darlene is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park where she has directed and choreographed A CHORUS LINE, CABARET, CHICAGO (Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World)  SWINGING ON A STAR, THAT HOLIDAY FEELING and PINKALICIOUS among others. She is the founder, director and choreographer of stop/time dance theater, the resident dance company of Playhouse on Park, now in its fifteenth year. She was voted Best Director of a Musical/Broadway World for  I'D RATHER BE DANCING and nominated for Best Choreography/CT Critics Circle for ROCKIN' THE FOREST. She IS Mama D of MAMA D's OUTRAGEOUS ROMP; a grown ups only music, dance and comedy event exclusive to the Playhouse. Darlene is an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford's Hartt School where she directed and choreographed CHICAGO and did the choreography for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SMILE and CURTAINS. She is an instructor at Big Sky Fitness in Vernon and teaches dance at THE 224.