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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

ANDTheatre Company celebrates the diversity of our community and strives to create a space where everyone feels welcome, safe and supported. We do not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind and stand with those seeking justice and equity.

Our Mission

To develop and present new theatrical works in fully staged productions that ignite the theatergoer’s mind, heart and imagination and set out in artistic new directions;

 

To build and sustain a community of theatre artists and their collaborators,

To provide that community with artistic and technical resources from inspiration to production,

To explore and expand the possibilities of improvisation as a performing skill and as a means of creating scripted works.

Meet the Board

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Kristine Niven

President

Artistic Co-Director Emerita

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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Janice L. Goldberg

Managing Director

Artistic Co-Director Emerita

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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John Lampe

Board Member

Artistic Director

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 www.johnlampe.com.

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Triza Cox

Board Member

Triza Cox is a playwright, screenwriter, and theatre artist. She is currently the Artistic Director for The Drama Lady Theatre Group; South Carolina Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild; a member of Actors’ Equity Association;and an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. She has just been awarded the FY22 South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowship for screenwriting. Triza holds an MFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Louisville. Her original plays include Melodies in E, A Last Supper, Meritocracy, The Willing, God in the Midst of it All, Life Route and Lil’ Bard. 

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Cheryl Games

Board Member

Cheryl is a digital marketing professional with a particular passion for the performing arts. She currently works for UC Berkeley/Cal Performances as their Associate Director of Digital Experience. Cheryl is an award-winning playwright and actor, and a full-fledged theatre lover. She recently lead AND's marketing for Eclectic Evening of Shorts: Boxers & Briefs, as well as participating as playwright, director and actor. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

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Raphael Badagliacca

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 www.thewritingfactory.net. This is his author page (https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B0053HM2R4). Reach him at raphael@thewritingfactory.net

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Melody Mokhtarian

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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Gene Santarelli

Board Member

Associate Artistic Director

Gene is former Artistic Director of ANDTheatre Company.  He is an actor, director, producer and teacher.

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Jeffrey Sweet

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.

Meet the Artistic Team

Artistic

John Lampe

Artistic Director

 

Gene Santarelli

Associate Artistic Director

Janice L. Goldberg
Kristine Niven

Artistic Co-Directors Emerita

 

Playwriting Program       

John Lampe
Gene Sa
ntarelli

Directors

 

Improv Program             

Irene Carroll
David Marx
Kristine Niven
Scotty Watson

Directors

 

Improv To Script Program

Kristine Niven
Jeffrey Sweet

Directors

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