On stage June 6-25, 2023
Streaming June 26-July 23, 2023

Viola/SebastianMK Tuomanen
Sir Andrew AguecheekJered McLenigan
OliviaBrett Ashley Robinson
MalvolioKeith J. Conallen
MariaCampbell O’Hare
Sir Toby BelchLindsay Smiling
Duke OrsinoRoss Beschler
Curio/Fabian/Priest/OfficerSuli Holum
Antonio/Sea CaptainJustin Jain
FesteKrista Apple

Costume Designer Ivania Stack
Lighting Designer Thom Weaver
Set Designer Misha Kachman
Sound Designer/Composer/Music Director Michael Kiley
Projection Design/Videographer Leslie Rivera

Stage Manager Patreshettarlini Adams
Production Manager Matt Zumbo
Assistant Director Skye Fort
Technical Director Ben Henry
Dramaturg Kellie Mecleary
Movement Coordinator Jungwoong Kim

Assistant Stage Manager Chloe Kincade
Gender and Intimacy Consultants Leo Mock & Abby Weissman
Director of EDI&A Initiatives Noelle Diane Johnson
Crew Head Elliot Greer
Head Electrician Ben Levan
Head Sound Engineer/Projections Edward Smith
Head of Properties Kimitha Cashin
Wardrobe Supervisor Lily McClure
Deck Hand Michael Battaglia
Carpenters Michael Battaglia, Elliot Greer, Ana Ryabova, Adam Moorad
Electricians Michael Hamlet, Myles Martin, Bless Rudisill, JJ Jury, Hope Lash, Josiah Perez,
Manny Garcia, Elliot Greer

Programmers Bless Rudisill, JJ Jury
Stitchers Allison Neiheiser, Amanda Carano
Audio Describer Jihan Thomas
Open Captioner Christina Binder

Original Music by Michael Kiley

The Actors and Resident Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The Director and/or Choreographer is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union

The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

The Wilma Theater is a member of the following organizations: Avenue of the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, League of Resident Theatres, Midtown Village Merchants Association, Professional Non-Profit Theater Coalition, and Theatre Communications Group.

Val Arkoosh & Jeff Harbison•Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey•John & Theresa Rollins•Mari & Peter Shaw

Tobey & Mark Dichter•Herman & Helen Fala•Edward & Susan Hoffman•Linda & David Glickstein
Katherine Kelton & Troy Graham•Eva & Michael Leeds•Don & Barbara Parman•Sharon & Irv Shapiro

This production is in memory of Robert T. Foley, longtime friend and ardent supporter of the Wilma.



Lead Artistic Director, 2022-23 Season: Morgan Green
Co-Artistic Director: Yury Urnov
Managing Director: Leigh Goldenberg
Artistic Director Emeritus: Blanka Zizka



Director Yury Urnov

So many things hit us hard in the past few years – horrors of the ongoing war in Ukraine and never-ending covid, to name a few. We here at the Wilma felt like we needed a break, a moment to honor and celebrate our humanity, our longing for love, as well as our eternal and beautiful silliness.

With such thoughts we began our journey into Twelfth Night.

The play poses wonderfully challenging questions about gender and class, about social norms and freedom of choice, and about grief and joy.

On the very first day, we agreed to be in creative and playful dialogue with this 400-year-old text. I personally don’t believe it’s possible to stage a historic piece “as it was intended” centuries ago – we really don’t know what was intended! What interests me most is what the contemporary “we” can learn from immersing our “selves” into this attractive, while quite unfamiliar, Shakespearian ocean? How do we explore its depths without drowning in it? Will we feel different when back on shore? 

Inviting you to join us in our journey, I feel both proud and curious – will you enjoy it as much as we did? Let’s find out together!

-Director Yury Urnov




Read an essay from Abby Weissman and Leo Mock, the Gender and Intimacy Consultants for Twelfth Night.



MK Tuomanen (Viola/Sebastian, they/them) has been seen at the Wilma as Bart in Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (2018) and Bette in Fairview (2022). Their play Night Science has been developed at the Wilma through the Virginia Toulmin Foundation. They are a company member of Applied Mechanics (performing as Crispy the Bacterium in Other Orbits, July 2023) and an associated artist at the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, with whom they directed Rose, You Are Who You Eat by John Jarboe (Fringe 2023). They are a Jerome Fellow at the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis. They are so grateful to Wilma family and Yury for encouraging them in their full genderqueer selfhood.

Jered McLenigan (Sir Andrew Aguecheek, he/him) is a Wilma HotHouse company member whose most recent Wilma appearances include Minor Character, Heroes of the Fourth Turning and Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (Barrymore Nominee, Outstanding Leading Performer/Play). Elsewhere, he’s recently been seen with Quintessence Theater Group in The Tempest, Mary Poppins, The Alchemist and The Winter’s Tale, with Delaware Shakespeare in the musical adaptation Twelfth Night, O Lo Que Quieras and as Estragon in Waiting for Godot at The Colonial Theater in Westerly, RI. He’s appeared on numerous Philadelphia stages and is a three-time Barrymore Award recipient. Up next, he’ll be playing the title role in Tartuffe with The Lantern Theater.

Brett Ashley Robinson (Olivia) is a Barrymore Award winner and Golden Tassel Jawn nominated theatre maker based in Philadelphia. The Wilma: Dance Nation, Mr. Burns, Blood Wedding. She has also worked with New York Theatre Workshop, The Public, Lightning Rod Special, Pig Iron Theater Company, Ars Nova Ant Fest, EST, The Arden Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, The Flea Theatre, The New Ensemble, Theatre Horizon, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Geva Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She is a company member of Applied Mechanics and a member of the HotHouse, the Wilma Theater’s resident company.

Keith J. Conallen (Malvolio) is a local actor and original Wilma HotHouse company member; regional credits: WILMA (Fairview, Dionysus Was Such A Nice Man, Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, etc.); DIE-CAST (Pericles, Menagerie of Angels); THEATER EXILE (Wolf Play, Red Speedo, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Shining City); AZUKA (Lights Rise On Grace, Long Christmas Ride Home, Whiskey Neat, Kid Simple); LANTERN THEATRE CO. (Taming of the Shrew); EGO PO (Life is A Dream, The Children’s Hour); PEOPLE’S LIGHT (Ghosts); WALNUT STREET (A Steady Rain); ARDEN (Funnyman); among others; writer/director/producer of POP!-Sketch Comedy.

Campbell O'Hare
Campbell O’Hare

Campbell O’Hare (Maria, she/her) is a member of the Wilma Hothouse company where past productions include: The Cherry Orchard, Minor Character, Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Drama League Nomination for Outstanding Digital Theater, Individual Production), Describe the Night, Dance Nation, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, Blood Wedding (Barrymore Nomination, Leading Performance) and Rapture, Blister, Burn (Barrymore Award, Supporting Performance). Philadelphia credits: Athena (Theatre Horizon); Charlotte’s Web, Equivocation (Arden); Travesties, Othello (Lantern Theater Company); The Whale (Barrymore Nomination, Supporting Performance/ Theatre Exile); Mauritius (Act II Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Classic Theatre); Our Ouija Board, Wolfcrush, The Bride’s a C%$@, Birdie’s Pit Stop (On the Rocks). Campbell plays Winnie on the D&D actual-play podcast Critical Fayle DM & The Goons: The Strahdcast!

Lindsay Smiling (Sir Toby) is returning for his 20th production at the Wilma. Wilma credits include: Eternal Life Part 1, Fat Ham, Is God Is, and Kill Move Paradise. Recent productions: How to Catch Creation (Baltimore Center Stage/Philadelphia Theatre Company), Pride and Prejudice (Santa Cruz Shakespeare). Other acting and directing credits include: Delaware Shakespeare, New Light Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Lantern Theater, Arden Theater, Syracuse Stage, People’s Light, Pittsburgh Public, Two River Theatre, Victory Gardens, ACT, Dorset Theater Festival, Human Race Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Walnut Street, Illinois Shakespeare Fest., Arkansas Shakespeare Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, and Bristol Riverside Theatre. Lindsay is a proud member of the Wilma Theater’s HotHouse Company, an Adjunct Professor at Temple University, and a founding member of the Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia. More info about Lindsay @

Ross Beschler (Duke Orsino, he/him) is a founding member and lead artist of the Wilma Hothouse Acting Company. Ross has appeared in 17 main-stage Wilma productions, most recently Dmitry Krymov’s innovative reimagining of The Cherry Orchard, and has performed with many other Philadelphia theatre companies, including EgoPo Classic Theatre, the Arden, People’s Light and Theatre, and Theatre Exile. Ross has served as assistant director and teaching assistant to Wilma Artistic Director emeritus Blanka Zizka, and has taught the company’s acting methodology in workshops locally and abroad, most recently at Theatre Archa in Prague. Ross is an associate member of the experimental theatre collective Die-Cast, which won the juried grand prize at Miami’s No Vacancy competition in 2020 with the immersive multi-media performance piece Temporary Occupancy. His solo show Black Metal Clown was featured at FoolsFURY’s 2020 Build From Here digital convening. MFA: Temple. TV: Blue Bloods, The Jersey Connection. Film: The Flight of the Cardinal.

Suli Holum
Suli Holum

Suli Holum (Curio/Fabian/Priest/Officer) is a member of the Wilma Theatre’s HotHouse Company, was a founding member of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and is the former Co-Artistic Director of Stein | Holum Projects, whose works include Drama Desk-nominated Chimera, and The Wholehearted. She recently founded The Work, a Philly incubator for new performance (, and is thrilled to be supporting the development of projects by Philly artists Jacinta Yelland and Priyanka Shetty. A recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a TCG/Fox Resident Actor Fellowship, a Barrymore Award, an Independence Fellowship, and a NEFA Touring Grant, her creations have been developed by the Orchard Project, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Playwrights Horizons, New Dramatists, the Playwright’s Center, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, and HERE, and presented by FringeArts, The Public Theatre/UTR, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Z Space and The Gate (London). She holds an MFA in playwriting from Goddard College. Credits at the Wilma include: Romeo and Juliet, Dance Nation, Minor Character, and Cherry Orchard. TV/Film: Baby Grief, The Fourth Wall, Ghostlight, Mare of Easttown.

Justin Jain (Antonio/Sea Captain) is an Actor, Director, Educator, and Wilma HotHouse Company member, previously appearing in Kiss, The Cherry Orchard, Minor Character, and Heroes of the Fourth Turning among many others at The Wilma. When not onstage, he’s making new work with his Barrymore nominated alt-comedy theatre company, The Berserker Residents ( Additionally, Mr. Jain has performed Off-Broadway and with many regional theaters including: 1812 Productions, Arden Theatre Company, InterAct, Lantern Theatre, Azuka, People’s Light, FringeArts, Shakespeare in Clark Park, McCarter Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Passage Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, The Assembly in Edinburgh, ASU Gammage, and Ars Nova NYC, among others. Justin won the 2019 Barrymore for Outstanding Performance in a Play for his work in The Great Leap. He teaches Theatre at his alma mater, The University of the Arts. As a Director, Justin’s recent credits include The Chinese Lady at InterAct Theatre, No Child… at The Arden, This is the Week That Is at 1812 productions, among many others. As a Dancer and Movement Coordinator / Choreographer, Justin has worked with choreographer David Gordon, Headlong Dance Theatre, The University of the Arts, 1812 Productions, among others. Justin hails from a dance background, later moving into theatre as an actor and is in constant pursuit of the actor’s full expression of the body as a vehicle for transcendent storytelling. Recent performance credits include Alice In Wonderland: A Musical Panto at People’s Light and The Play That Goes Wrong at 1812 Productions.

Krista Apple (Feste, she/her) is always glad to be back home on the Wilma stage. Previous Wilma credits include Fairview, The Cherry Orchard, Passage, Hamlet, The Hard Problem, and In the Next Room (2011 Barrymore, Best Supporting Actress). She has also performed with Delaware Shakespeare Festival, the Arden Theater, Walnut Street Theater, Interact, and Theater Exile. She is a Wilma HotHouse Company Associate member, a resident teaching artist with Theater for a New Audience (NYC), and is the Program Director of the BFA Acting Program at University of the Arts. Love to Colin and Scott, the masters of possibility. AEA/SAG-AFTRA. More at

Yury Urnov (Director) is a Co-Artistic Director at The Wilma Theater, and has directed two previous shows at the Wilma – Minor Character and Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play and will direct My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion in the 2023-24 Season. Born in Moscow, Russia, Yury graduated from the Russian Academy of Theater Art (GITIS) in 2000 with an MFA and since then has directed over 40 productions in his home country, Europe, and Africa. His recent professional directing credits in the US include Hedda Gabler and Ubu Roi at Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco, the award-winning Thr3e Zisters at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, The Pillowman at Forum Theater in DC, Putin on Ice and One Hour Eighteen Minutes with ACME Corporation Theater of Baltimore, and also KISS, Marie Antoinette, and You for Me for You at Woolly Mammoth Theater in DC, where Yury has been a proud company member since 2014. In 2009-2011, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Towson University, MD where he still teaches. Yury serves as an Associate Director of the Center for International Theater Development, Baltimore. During his 20-year long partnership with the CITD Yury participated in and co-produced multiple US-East European cultural exchange projects. He also translated plays of Martin McDonagh, Sarah Ruhl, and Edward Albee into Russian, and several contemporary Russian plays into English.

Ivania Stack (Costume Designer) is based in the Washington DC region, where she has been working as a professional theatrical Costume Designer for over 20 years. She has designed over 200 shows at over 40 different theatres, and she continues to find creative excitement with each new collaboration. Regional and DC area credits include: Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Company Member), Seattle Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Everyman Theatre, The Second City, The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Round House Theatre, Signature Theatre, Imagination Stage, Olney Theatre Center (Associate Artist), Studio Theatre, Theatre J, dog & pony dc (Ringleader, deviser), Constellation Theatre, Andy’s Summer Playhouse, Pointless Theatre, Synetic Theatre, Forum Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Rorschach Theatre, The Karski Project, Metro Stage, and Gala Hispanic Theatre. She has an MFA in design from the University of Maryland, College Park and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University.

Misha Kachman (Set Designer) is an American set, costume, and production designer, as well as a painter and a printmaker. He has worked at Arena Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Children’s Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Court Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Filarmónica de Jalisco, The Kennedy Center, Maryland Opera Studio, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Olney Theatre Center, Opera Lafayette, Royal Opera of Versailles, Pasadena Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Red Torch Theatre (Russia), Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, Signature Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Studio Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Theater J, Wilma Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and 59E59 Theatres, among many other companies in the United States and abroad. Misha is a recipient of the 2013 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Set Design for his design of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity and a Company Member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC. He is also an Associate Artist at Olney Theatre Center. Mr. Kachman is a graduate of the Department of Scenography at St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy (РГИСИ). He is a Professor of Scene and Costume Design and Head of the M.F.A. in Design program at University of Maryland.

Thom Weaver (Lighting Designer, he/him): Wilma Associate Artist, where he has designed over 15 productions including The Cherry OrchardKill Move Paradise, Mr. BurnsPassing Strange, Adapt!, and An Octoroon.  His work has been seen at NYSF/Public Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Primary Stages, Signature Theatre (NY), Arden, PTC, Lantern, The Getty Pavilion, Theatre Exile, New Paradise Laboratories, Alliance Theater, CenterStage, Huntington Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Syracuse Stage, Milwaukee Rep, Shakespeare Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Folger Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Roundhouse Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hangar, Spoleto Festival, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Yale Rep among others. He is director for the Design and Technology program at the Brind School of Theater, University of the Arts. 6 Barrymore Awards, Helen Hayes Award, 2 Jeff Awards, and 2 AUDELCO Awards. Co-Founder of Die-Cast with Brenna Geffers, and a member of Wingspace.  Education: Carnegie-Mellon and Yale.

Michael Kiley (Sound Designer, Composer, Music Director, he/him) is a Philadelphia based sound designer, composer, performer and educator working in dance, theatre, and public installation. Past Wilma collaborations include Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, Minor Character, and School Pictures. A winner of two Barrymore Awards for sound design, his work has been called “essential sound design” by the Huffington Post, and “dramatic and beguiling” by The New York Times. He also makes original music as The Mural and The Mint.

Leslie Rivera (Projection Designer/Videographer) is a Puerto Rico-born writer/director driven by a passion for storytelling and entertainment. With a commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, Les has created captivating narratives in the form of short films, documentaries, and as the director of photography for the movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Fat Ham.” As an educator, Les shares low-budget filmmaking techniques on the Blatino Cineninja YouTube channel, where he also brought his award-winning feature debut, “Papi Ramirez vs Giant Scorpions,” to life. Shot in a rental storage unit with clever techniques, the film showcases Les’ love for retro cinema and tells an entertaining story of a father’s extraordinary dedication to his child. Leslie Rivera’s artistic journey is fueled by a quest for excellence, commitment to entertainment, and a desire to uncover truth through the magic of storytelling.

Patreshettarlini Adams (Stage Manager, she/her, AEA): ‘Pat’ is honored to celebrate her 100th production at the Wilma Theater! She has been with the Wilma since the theater opened its home on the Avenue of the Arts in 1996. This season (2022-23) is her 27th at the Wilma!  She is a member of Actor’s Equity, since 1990, and a lifetime member of the Stage Manager’s Association.  Thanks be to God for Grace and Blessings! Pat’s career encompasses work with the Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, NJ; Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA; New Victory Theater, NYC; Ford’s Theater, Washington, DC; The National Black Theater Festival, Winston-Salem, NC; The National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA; and the Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.  She has also traveled nationally and internationally with acclaimed dance company, Noche Flamenca! Pat is proud to serve as a Board Member for the National Theatre Conference; a Board Member for Theatre Philadelphia; the Lay Leader, a Christ-Servant Minister and Secretary of the Administrative Council for Emmanuel UMC; and a Founding Board Member of the Stage Manager’s Association Foundation. She is the recipient of the Bonaly Recognition for Stage Management (2017); an inaugural honoree in 2018 from her alma mater (IUP), with its Alumni Award of Distinction/College of Fine Arts; and a 2020 recipient of the Del Hughes Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management. In memory of ‘Miss Thomi,’ for Love and Faith.

Kellie Mecleary (Dramaturg) is a producer, director, and dramaturg. She has been a proud member of the Wilma Artistic staff since January 2017. She holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Studies from New York University and a BA in English and Theater from Goucher College. Kellie has worn a variety of hats within a variety of organizations, primarily in Baltimore and New York; including Center Stage, Single Carrot Theatre, Deep Vision Dance Company, the BROS (Baltimore Rock Opera Society), Center for International Theater Development, Pipeline Theater Company, WOW Café Theater, and others. Her writing has been published through Cerise Press and

Jungwoong Kim (Movement Coordinator) is a cross-disciplinary artist and arts educator who brings to his work more than 20 years of practice in experimental and improvisational performance, Contact Improvisation, set design, film editing, and choreography for theater. His work often addresses the role of human loss and grief in shaping individual and collective identities. It embodies aesthetic traditions of Korean Shamanism from his homeland of South Korean, as well as Deep Listening studies with Pauline Oliveros, immersive strategies of visual artists such as Ann Hamilton, and work with site-specific and post/modern choreographers. He is especially grateful to Asian Arts Initiative and Wilma Theater/HotHouse for being generative spaces for him to explore and present his artistic imagination during his nearly 15 years living and working in Philadelphia.

Skye Fort (Assistant Director) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes theatre. video, performance, and installation. Originally from New Mexico, Skye is a recent transplant to Philadelphia, having spent eight years working in Chicago theatre and two years in Baltimore. She is a company member at Trap Door Theatre in Chicago IL, and a founding member of the Albuquerque based performance art collective “So This is Art.” Directing credits include “Disaster Theatre” (The Brick, Brooklyn NY, 2023), “What If” (Trap Door Theatre, Chicago IL, 2022), “Could Have Been/Someone” (Towson University, 2022), “And Away We Stared” (Trap Door Theatre, 2021) “Strange As It Seems” (Tricklock Theatre, Abq NM, 2019), and “Childhood Beauty” (Trap Door Theatre, 2019). She has a BA in acting from The University of New Mexico, and an MFA in Theatre Arts from Towson University. You can find out more about Skye and her work at

Abby Weissman (Gender and Intimacy Consultant, she/her) is a director, consent educator, arts administrator (and more!) based in Philadelphia, PA. She is a company member of Revolution Shakespeare, and a proud alumnus of Northwestern University and the Arden Professional Apprentice Program. Most recently, she has spent her time talking about sex and relationships at colleges across the country with Speak About It, directing light opera with Penn Singers and the Vocal Academy of Opera in Bodrum, Turkey, and coordinating free teen performing arts programming with Opera Philadelphia. Intimacy Training: Theatrical Intimacy Education, Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, and Intimacy Coordinators of Color. Love to the BLGS.

Leo Mock (Gender and Intimacy Consultant) is an intimacy choreographer and coordinator, gender consultant, clown, and educator from Texas. They are Assistant Faculty with Theatrical Intimacy Education, where they have co-developed TIE’s first curriculum on working with Trans and gender-expansive artists, and in collaboration with Raja Benz, with has launched Queer and Trans Intimacy Education (QTIE), a training grounds for and by Trans intimacy professionals and cultural consultants. He is Creative Director with Speak About It, a sex & consent education organization, a member of Gender Explosion, and previously served as co-chair for the SETC LGBTQIA+ committee. Recent intimacy credits include Pony (Portland Theatre Festival), Dance Nation (Westford Theatre), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Seven Stages Shakespeare), and Peerless (Bulldog Ensemble Theater). Many thanks to Khalil and Dagda, and to all at The Wilma for your warm welcome!

Chloe Kincade (Assistant Stage Manager, they/them) is a freelance stage manager in Philadelphia, and is happy to be continuing their work at the Wilma for this production. They have recently worked on Kiss and Eternal Life Part 1 at the Wilma. They recently graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Theatre and a concentration in Stage Management.



  • Curiosity: A willing, playful, open-minded approach to each encounter, each person, our work and ourselves with an inquisitive imagination about what may emerge.
  • Courage: A desire to approach our work with boldness and openness, despite fear. 
  • Care: Thoughtfully considering the needs and wants of others with empathy.
  • Rigor: Fostering an environment in which we individually and collectively continue to learn, practice, and deepen our craft.
  • Joy: Actively creating the conditions for presence, pleasure, and vitality. 
  • Collaboration: A mode of working towards a common goal dependent on trust, respect, active listening, and mutual support; in which the ideas and experiences of all participants inform the outcome.
  • Liberation: Inclusivity and equity in our work, ensuring a dynamic and productive environment in which everyone is empowered, heard, and valued.




Wilma Education supports the larger Wilma mission by striving to cultivate the artists and audiences of tomorrow through meaningful engagement with the art today. Whether through interactive pre-show workshops with cast members, backstage tours with our production team, or classroom residencies with Wilma company members and teaching artists in which students develop their own theatrical responses to Wilma productions, we invite students into the conversations around our work at the deepest levels. By encouraging students to reflect on the complexities of contemporary life today, we nurture the audiences, innovators and global citizens of tomorrow.


The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio offers FREE and FUN theater classes for adults who want to meet new people and inspire each other by seeing a show and collaborating creatively together. Classes are led by professional artists and take place in public spaces all over the city. No previous experience is required but the Portable Studio has become a creative home to much of Philadelphia’s hidden talent. Many Portable Studios are offered virtually and in-person. We are expanding in-person programming as it is safe to do so, and we are so excited to welcome you! 



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Lead Artistic Director2022-23 SeasonMorgan Green
Co-Artistic Director: Yury Urnov
Managing Director: Leigh Goldenberg
Artistic Director Emeritus: Blanka Zizka


Associate Artistic DirectorKellie Mecleary
Artistic Associate and Literary Manager:
Mariah Ghant
HotHouse Company:
Krista Apple, Ross Beschler, Taysha Marie Canales, Keith Conallen, Melanye Finister, Sarah Gliko, Suli Holum, Justin Jain, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Jered McLenigan, Campbell O’Hare, Jaylene Clark Owens, Brandon Pierce, Steven Rishard, Brett Ashley Robinson, Matteo Scammell, Lindsay Smiling
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Initiatives: Noelle Diane Johnson
Wilma Acting Fellows:
Bash Bastian, AJ Garrett 
Literary Intern:
Kristina Neal


Education ConsultantAnne K. Holmes
Resident Teaching Artist: Lee Minora
Teaching Artists: Taysha Marie Canales, Chris Davis, Kirstie Floyd, Nick Hatcher, Donovan Lockett, Brennen Malone, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Lee Minora, Taylor Mitchell, Campbell O’Hare, Lillian Ransijn, Taj Rauch, Sunflower B. Rose, Devon Sinclair

Portable Studio Program

Program DirectorLee Ann Etzold
Portable Studio Program Coordinator: Wi-Moto Nyoka
Portable Studio ArtistsPatreshetarlini Adams (she/her), Chris Davis (he/him), Debra Disbrow (she/her), Lindo Jones (he/him), Donovan Lockett, Tommy Mavra, Anthony Martinez-Briggs (he/they), Cat Ramirez (they/she), Lillian Ransijn (she/her),


Development Director: Jessica Betts
Individual Giving Associate: Brittney Anderson
Development and Executive Assistant: Danielle Pisechko


Marketing DirectorBill D’Agostino
Visual Communications ManagerKristin Finger
Marketing and Communications Assistant: Cat Bohnenberger


Business Associate: Minna Tran


Production ManagerMatt Zumbo
Resident Stage ManagerPatreshettarlini Adams
Technical DirectorBenjamin Henry
Head ElectricianMichael Hamlet
Properties Head: Kimitha Cashin
Wardrobe Supervisor: Lily McClure
Audio Engineer: Eddie Smith

Operations and Facilities

Operations and Facilities Manager: Peter Escalada-Mastick
IT Systems and Data Associate: Alyssa Cole

Box Office

Box Office ManagerJames Specht
Patron Services Liaison: Sarah Blask
Box Office Staff: Kylen Bailey, Owen Groce, Francesca LaRosa
House Managers: Katherine Desimine, L. Elwood, Ana Kola, Gio Maneri, Javier Mojica, Rasheda Sesay



Katherine Kelton, Chair
Jerry Goldberg, Vice Chair
Tim Sabol, Treasurer
Mark S. Dichter, Secretary, Former Chair

Board Members

Siv Anantuni
Ross Beschler
Wray Broughton, Former Chair
Melanie Dubin
Herman C. Fala, Former Chair
Linda Glickstein
Jeff Harbison, Former Chair
Thomas Mahoney
Kinohi Nishikawa
Lindsay Smiling
Lansie Sylvia
A.E. (Ted) Wolf, Former Chair


Leigh Goldenberg
Morgan Green
James Ijames
Yury Urnov


Harvey Kimmel   
Sissie Lipton
James F. McGillin
John Rollins, Former Chair
Dianne Semingson
Mari Shaw, Former Chair
Evelyn G. Spritz
David U’Prichard, Former Chair
Dr. R. J. Wallner
Jeanne P. Wrobleski
Blanka Zizka, Artistic Director Emeritus

Wilma HotHouse Company

The Wilma HotHouse Company is the Wilma Theater’s ensemble of actors – an intrepid, process-oriented community of artists who meet regularly to train our bodies and voices in pursuit of deeper and more expansive theatrical expression.

In our Monday sessions, workshops, and rehearsals, we investigate theatrical pedagogy in order to support both individual and collective expression.