Board Members

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David has a background in education and corporate learning and development and is currently Manager of Instruction for General Assembly. He's been a member of the AND community since 2008, where in addition to being on the Board, he also regularly teaches improv classes and performs.

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Board Member

Raphael is the author of two books and fifteen produced plays. He has written and performed nearly a hundred monologues.  He writes in many other genres: poetry, short stories, essays, book, movie, and theater reviews. He wrote English subtitles from Italian & Sicilian for the film, “Many Beautiful Things” (“Tanti Beddi Cosi”). His extensive business writings can be found at This is his author page ( Reach him at

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Board Member

Janice served as Artistic Co-Director of AND for 14 years (2005-2019).  She is a freelance director, playwright, actor coach and workshop leader.  She is also a member of the Dramatists Guild Faculty and SDC.

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Board Member

John is thrilled to take on the role of Artistic Director. Originally from St. Louis and with credits around the country in film, theatre, and television, he makes his home now in New York City. An actor, director, and musician, John is always on the lookout for new projects and new collaborators to bring into the fold at AND. To keep in touch for AND related projects, independent work, and everything else, check out"

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Board Member

Melody is a recovering lawyer from Chicago who has been on the AND board since 2016.  She prefers doing stand-up comedy and comedic sketches to going to actual therapy. 

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Board Member & Managing Director

Kristine is the founding (1983) Artistic Director of AND who also served as Artistic Co-Director for 14 years (2005-2019).  She is an actor/improvisor, director, playwright and workshop leader.  A member of Actor’s Equity and the Dramatists Guild.

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Board Member

Jeffrey has worked on AND projects for three decades as writer, teacher, performer and instigator. His plays have appeared on stages around the world, and he’s written some useful books, too.


Jim Ewing, Michael Gellman, Vin Leale, Wenndy MacKenzie, Charles R. Niven, Carol Fox Prescott, Michael Rock, Isaac Rodriguez, Scotty Watson

Seeking Board Members

ANDTheatre Company is seeking dynamic, fun individuals to join our Board of Directors.

AND encourages the performing arts through production assistance and education. We are an active organization with a long history producing theater in NYC. We value artistic exploration and improvisation and use it to create new theatrical works.


We are seeking innovative candidates with expertise in non-profit fundraising, marketing, volunteer organizing and strategic long-term planning who can grow with us.


Get involved! Meet new people! Have fun!


Email us for further information and to express interest.