AACT Staff

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Quiana Clark-Roland
Executive Director
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Ask Quiana about all things AACT - especially AACT leadership, committees, programs, awards, finances, and planning.

David Cockerell
Marketing/Communications Director
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David handles communications with members, including e-news and promos; edits Spotlight; promotes AACT programs; and works to increase AACT visibility.

Karen Matheny
Membership Coordinator
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Karen fields any questions you may have and handles membership processing, event registrations, and managing the AACT office.


Winston Daniels
Operations and Events Assistant
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Winston processes memberships and event registrations, handles festival support, and assists with the website.

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Darlene DeLorenzo
Vendor Services Coordinator
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Darlene helps vendors meet theatres' needs through Spotlight advertising, rental of the mailing list, and exhibiting at the national festival.

Jill Patchin
Corporate Partners Manager
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Jill manages AACT's Corporate Partners program, matching vendors with opportunities to increase their visibility while supporting AACT programs and events

Kathy Pingel
NewPlayFest Dramaturge
Education Coordinator

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Kathy serves at the Dramaturge for the 2020 NewPlay Festival and coordinates AACT's educational programming.

Ron Ziegler
Festivals Coordinator
Education Coordinator
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Ron guides AACT's festival program and coordinates the Festival Commissioners for state and regional festivals. Ron also coordinates AACT's educational programming.

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Stephen Peithman
Webmaster/Spotlight Editor
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Stephen's focus is website content, navigation, and operation. He created AACT's first website in 1996, and has guided it ever since. Stephen’s experience as founding editor of Stage Directions magazine is put to use in assisting with editing Spotlight.

Susan Austin
NewPlayFest Coordinator
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Susan coordinates and provides support to AACT NewPlayFest playwrights and reviewers, including handling script submissions and overseeing the entire review process. 




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