AACT Staff

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Quiana Clark-Roland
Executive Director

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

David Cockerell
Marketing/Communications Director

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

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


Winston Daniels
Operations and Events Assistant

Winston processes memberships and event registrations, handles festival support, and assists with the website.

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Darlene DeLorenzo
Vendor Services Coordinator
 Jill Patchin
Corporate Partners Manager
Kathy Pingel
NewPlayFest Dramaturge
Education Coordinator

Ron Ziegler
Festivals Coordinator
Education Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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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