T. Schreiber Studio Honorary Council
Debra Jo Rupp
John Patrick Shanley
T. Scheiber Studio Board of Directors
Kim J. Hartswick is presently the Academic Director of CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, a degree granting institution that encourages students to work closely with faculty mentors in developing an individualized course of study. He earned a Ph.D. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and taught for over two decades at The George Washington University prior to moving with his wife to NYC in 2001. Besides being President of the T. Schreiber board he is also President of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, a non-profit organization that supports young professional musicians through live performances and recordings.
Marina McCreery, whether she was at Marymount School or Wellesley Marina always loved theatre. Her theatrical aspirations accompanied her running a corporation at 26 through a career in medicine at NYC hospitals. While auditioning for Terry Schreiber @1990 she had her dreams in sight soon studying with Terry and Betty Buckley. She appeared in plays at TSS, Ensemble Studio and off-Broadway (“Portia Coughlan”) receiving notable reviews (NYTimes). She starred in “March” (Indie film) directed staged readings, among them Arthur Giron’s “Edith Stein” at the Player’s Club. She wrote, produced and directed “Walter Winchell” (2012,NYC). She’s active in alumni, charity organizations. (NYC,Easthampton).
David Donahoe is President of Donahoe Brothers Inc.,a developer and contracting company in Jersey City since 1995 and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University. Since arriving in New York in 1984 he has acted in numerous productions on stage, screen and television. He has been associated with T.Schreiber Studio since 2004, studying and performing in four productions, including “Sweet Bird of Youth”, “The Changing Room”, and “Jack’s Back!”.
Trey Gibbons has performed in numerous productions: For T. Schreiber Studio: Crimes of the Heart, Marvin’s Room, and How I Learned to Drive (NYIT Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role); Theater Garden: Road to Freedom (three regional tours); New Jersey Repertory: American Stare. Trey currently stars as Harold Bregman in the award-winning internet series, “Ain’t That Life” (www.AintThatLife.com). In addition to studying with Terry Schreiber, Trey holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Brooklyn College (CUNY). Trey is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Trey currently serves as Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee for the T. Schreiber Board of Directors.
Julie Halston: Numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway credits, Miss Halston is a recent recipient of a Legend of Off-Broadway Award from the Off-Broadway Theatre Alliance.
She has performed extensively with the playwright Charles Busch, most recently in The Tribute Artist and received a Drama Desk Nomination for her performance in his play, The Divine Sister. Television audiences may remember her as Bitsy Von Muffling on Sex and The City and Tina Carmello on The Class.
She continues to perform her smash one-woman show nationwide. She received a B.A. from Hofstra University and studied with Terry Schreiber.
Peter Jensen is Co-Artistic Director at T. Schreiber Studio, where he teaches acting. Peter has directed Balm in Gilead (2011 NYIT Outstanding Production Award), The Pillowman, Doubt, Lobby Hero, Joking Apart, Fifth of July, Hurlyburly, A Taste of Honey, and Marvin’s Room at T. Schreiber. Glass Menagerie (Sandy Meisner Theater); Wild Guys (Miranda Theatre); Biloxi Blues (Charleston SC); Lie of the Mind, Burn This, Creadeax Canvas, and Snakebit (American Academy of Dramatic Arts). For Nylon Fusion Theatre Company, Peter has directed Poison, a new work by John Patrick Shanley and Incendiary Agents by Jack Karp.
Sharon Maguire. A native New Yorker, Sharon graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College in Vermont. Before turning to acting, she was an award-winning marketing writer for cable networks, Nickelodeon, Food Network, WE, and Oxygen.
As an actor, Sharon has appeared Off-Broadway with The Pearl Theatre Company in Twelfth Night (Olivia,) and Tartuffe (Elmire,) as well as in the premiere of In The Daylight, written by Tony Glazer and directed by John Gould Rubin. Film credits include Junction, and Off-Season, for which she won the 2012 Best Actress award at the Long Island Film Expo.
Paul Marcus is the president of Foxo Productions, Inc., a digital media production company in New York City. His corporate and nonprofit clients include Verizon, Verizon Wireless, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, March of Dimes, Smithsonian Institution and Maryland Youth Ballet. His documentary feature on college a cappella – Sounds Good To Me – made the festival circuit in 2009 highlighted by a sold-out screening at Tribeca Cinemas for the VisionFest Film Festival. Paul earned a master’s degree in strategic communications from Columbia University in 2013.
Kathleen McHugh is a native New Yorker, graduate of St. John’s University (BA English), lives in Yorkville, NYC, and for 20 years has owned and run an Information Technology staffing firm, East End Resources Inc. She has two daughters, Maeve and Sinead, who are the joy of her life, and who share her love of theater, travel, and the arts in general. She serves on two other boards, the New York chapter of the TechServe Alliance, a national association of IT firms, and The W Connection, a national support group for widows.
Kannan Menon is a playwright, formerly a director and actor. In his spare time, he works as an attorney for a bank. Studied with Terry in the late seventies. Had a memorable time traveling with Terry and Sally on the East Coast of Malaysia (where Kannan is from). His play, At a Plank Bridge, was produced in New York in 2003, and has also been produced in Malaysia and Singapore during the last four years. His adaptation of Alice in Wonderland was also produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009. He also serves on the Finance and Marketing Committees of the T. Schreiber Board of Directors.
Hal Shane is an original member of the nationally and internationally renowned song-and-dance performing trio The Manhattan Rhythm Kings. In 1984, Tommy Tune asked the trio to help him assemble an act based on songs written by Fred Astaire and their collaboration continues today. Hal has worked with Marvin Hamlisch, Pat Birch, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune, and Gregory Hines. Broadway appearances include A Very Good Eddie, Shenandoah, Crazy for You, and They’re Playing Our Song. After receiving a degree in music education from Hofstra University, Hal toured the U.S. and Canada as a classical guitarist and folk singer in his own one-man show.
Terry Schreiber has been Artistic Director of the T. Schreiber Studio since 1969. After graduating from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Terry came to NYC as an actor. For ten years, Terry studied and worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway, appearing in regional theatre, summer stock, television and films. Terry transitioned to teaching and directing in 1969 and has since directed over 100 plays, including three Broadway plays, five plays in Japan and various Regional Theaters throughout the US and one production a year for T. Schreiber Studio. Terry has taught acting in NY, L.A., France, Chile, and Japan.
Jake Turner has directed productions and staged readings for the Atlantic Stage, The Juilliard Opera Center, The Flea Theatre, Sun Dog Theatre, The American Drama Conference, and The International Company Project. Film: Waiters, Panic in the Wilderness. Television: Daytime dramas for ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS. He has been an acting and directing guest artist and teacher for Yale University, The Juilliard School of Drama, NYU, Smith College, Rutgers, Brooklyn College, and Saint Francis College. He has choreographed and directed fights for Broadway, film and television where he won an Emmy Nomination in 2010. An actor as well, Mr. Turner has appeared on and off Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the United States and Canada. He is a member of the DGA, SDC, AEA, and SAG-AFTRA. He is currently in development for the T. Schreiber Theatre’s spring production of the world premiere of Natural Life by Eduardo Ivan Lopez.