T. Schreiber Studio Honorary Council
Edward Albee Roger Berlind Betty Buckley John Guare Maggie Gyllenhaal Paul Haggis Julie Halston Cherry Jones Frank Langella Alfred Molina Edward Norton Mary-Louise Parker Debra Jo Rupp Amy Ryan Peter Sarsgaard Marian Seldes John Patrick Shanley Jerry Zaks
T. Scheiber Studio Board of Directors
President Kim J. Hartswick
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. He is President Emeritus of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, a non-profit organization that supports young professional musicians through live performances and recordings.
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!”.
Julie Halston has worked extensively on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television and film. She is the recipient of numerous nominations and awards and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work Off-Broadway from the Off-Broadway Theatre Alliance and for her work with playwright Charles Busch. She received the Richard Seff Award for her performance in the hit Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It With You. Television audiences know her as Bitsy Von Muffling on Sex and The City and Tina Carmello from the CBS show The Class. Her one woman show has won four comedy awards and has been extended at Birdland five times. She recently starred in the short film Hotel Bleu which has been selected for a number of film festivals including the NYC Independent Film Festival. She received a Best Supporting Actress Award for her work in Lauren Ashley Carter and Lewis Black’s webseries The Mentors for an episode she starred in and co-wrote with them. 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.
Joseph Lavezzo (Secretary)
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 with a small investment banking firm. 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.
Helen Mills (Treasurer)
Mary Ellen Ross
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.
Dietlinde Turban Maazel
Dietlinde Turban Maazel’s first stage appearance at the age of 19 as Gretchen in Goethe’s Faust in Germany brought her national fame. She received a national award for her portrayal of Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello and won the coveted BAMBI Award as Best Actress of the Year (1983). Her film credits include Euridice in Ponnelle’s film adaptation of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, a starring role in Sydney Sheldon’s Bloodline, and in Mussolini and I, in which she acted opposite Anthony Hopkins. Ms. Turban appeared as soloist-narrator with the York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic. She has toured extensively with literature and poetry readings and recorded several audio books (Naxos). Ms. Turban premiered her first One Woman PlayConstantly Risking Absurdity at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York (2004) and performed Jean Cocteau’s La Voix Humaine at the Castleton Festival (2013) where she also directed Wilder’s Our Town (2015). She is on faculty at Rutgers University where she created a new course “Acting for Singers”. www.dietlindeturban.com
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. Jake directed Philadelphia Here I Come for T. Schreiber Theatre as well as the world premiere of Natural Life by Eduardo Ivan Lopez.