ALLEN RADWAY (Producing Artistic Director) has worked in the Philadelphia theatre community for over a decade. He holds a BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts, and has studied abroad with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Recent directing credits include: the Philadelphia premieres of The Black Monk by David Rabe, The Cryptogram by David Mamet, and Evie’s Waltz by Carter W. Lewis for Simpatico, the world premiere of Tennessee’s Final Curtain for South Camden Theatre Company and Our Town for Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company. He is a Lecturer at the University of the Arts’ Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts. As an educator he has also worked with People’s Light & Theatre Company, Theatre Horizon, Winding River Players, the Delaware Shakespeare Festival, and currently serves as a teaching artist with Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Lantern Theater Company’s Illumination Program. As an actor Allen has appeared in over fifty productions to date, appearing Off-Broadway and locally with the Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, Lantern Theater Company, Azuka Theatre, Gas & Electric Arts and People’s Light & Theatre Company, among others. Allen is a firm believer in Simpatico’s mission statement, and encourages anyone, everyone, to become a believer as well…by supporting and participating in our exciting 9th Season in Philly.
ROBERT STINEMAN (Managing Director) has been an actor/writer/musician for the better part of two decades now; and he is delighted to be a part of Simpatico Theatre Project. A native of Delaware, Bob came to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts in 2005, from which he graduated with honors in 2008 and earned his BFA in Theatre Arts with a focus in Acting. He has been seen performing throughout the Tri-State area with groups including Candlelight Dinner Theatre, The Bradywiners, Wilmington Drama League, Delaware Children’s Theatre, Plays and Players, The Covered Bridge Theatre, Luna Theatre Company, as well as participating in workshops and readings of new pieces through Philadelphia New Play Workshop, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and The Philly Fringe Festival. Some favorite past acting credits include: LoneStar (Roy), Measure for Measure (Angelo), The Shape of Things (Adam), Travesties (James Joyce), Pippin (Pippin), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero), The Crucible (Proctor), Wait Until Dark (Mike), and Bachelorette (Jeff). Bob also serves as an associate producer, casting director, and all-around everyman for Common-Factor Studios, an independent film company based in the Philadelphia area, having helped produced several shorts for them in recent years including their most recent, Superstitious. He’s thrilled to be a part of the Simpatico family, and hopes that he can help this wonderful group of artists produce the best theatre Philadelphia has to offer!
CHRISTINE M. BATER (Company Manager) was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her BFA in Theatre Production from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. While at college, she had the opportunity to study abroad in London at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and intern at the Royal Court Theatre. Favorite stage management credits include: Hands Across Veronica (Eternal Spiral Project), Stop Kiss (The Jameson Project), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Simpatico Theatre Project), and Cryptogram (Simpatico Theatre Project). In her other life, she is a senior administrative assistant for the Haub School of Business Office of the Dean at Saint Joseph’s University.
ALLISON GARRETT (Artistic Associate) Originally from San Diego, CA, Ali has been living and working in Philadelphia for the past 9 years. She graduated from Temple University in 2008 with a BA in Theater. Serving as Artistic Associate for Simpatico Theatre Project since 2010, company projects include: The mEEp pROjecT (Director); The Cryptogram (Assistant Director, Dramaturg); The Black Monk (Dramaturg); Pyretown (Dramaturg). Other favorite credits include: The Rocky Horror Show (Director, Philly Fringe 2010); Fefu And Her Friends (Director, Philly Fringe 2009); In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Assistant Director, Secret Room Theater). In 2013 Allison will direct the workshop, development, and production of an adaptation of Aristophanes’ The Lysistrata Project with playwright P. Seth Bauer for Simpatico’s 8th season.
KATHERINE PERRY (Director of Audience Services & Engagement) is a Jersey girl at heart, but has made her home in Philadelphia as a theatre artist and a box office guru. She has her BA in Psychology and Theatre from Lehigh University and has studied with the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. In addition to Simpatico she also works with The Arden Theatre, The Lantern Theater Company, and New City Stage Company. Katherine has headed up Audiences Services since coming aboard the Simpaticompany with The Black Monk.
ERIC WUNSCH (Outreach Coordinator) is a Philadelphia-based actor, director, and assistant director originally from Houston, TX. He has worked in one or more of these capacities with the Arden Theatre Company, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 1812 Productions, Isis Productions, Plays & Players, Quintessence Theatre, Simpatico Theatre Project, the Philly Fringe, and more. Eric most recently appeared as Yakov in Simpatico’s The Black Monk and as Tristan Tzara in Travesties for Plays & Players. For the 2012-13 season, he will be working as an actor with the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, participating in the majority of their mainstage and touring productions. Eric graduated from University of the Arts with a BFA in Acting.
JARROD IAN MARKMAN (Associate Producer) is a freelance actor, director, assistant director and producer who is delighted to join the Simpatico Theatre Project. He recently assisted KC MacMillan on the Lantern Theatre’s knockout production of The Liar by David Ives and starred in A Stoop on Orchard Street at the National Jewish Museum. This spring he will be assisting on the PTC@Play theatre festival, and will spend three months on the national tour of WE THE PEOPLE. Jarrod holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of the Arts.
ALI NEBISTINSKY (Public Relations Manager) born and raised in New Hope, Ali is no stranger to Philadelphia. This past season she had a blast working as the Public Relations Apprentice at Walnut Street Theatre. She is thrilled to join Simpatico for their stunning 9th season and is proud to contribute to some of the most daring and insightful work in Philadelphia. Ali graduated from Kutztown University with a Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Theatre.
C. RYANNE LARATONDA (Affiliate Artist) Born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Ryanne received her BA in Theatre from Bloomsburg University. Following a stage management internship with the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, she moved to Philadelphia to direct Speech Acts for Theatre Catalyst and WAIT! for The Eternal Spiral Project. She then completed a directing and dramaturgy internship with Portland Stage Company, where she assistant directed A Christmas Carol and Dinner With Friends. Since returning to Philadelphia, Ryanne has directed for a number of local companies including Secret Room Theatre (In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings), Plays & Players (The Shape of Things, Exit Corpse, and Concrete Dinosaur) and LaSalle University (Into the Woods and Guys & Dolls). She has assistant directed with InterAct Theatre, the Wilma Theater, and Theatre Exile, among others. Ryanne attended the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab in 2008; and traveled to Italy for the 9th Annual La MaMa Umbria International Symposium for Directors. As a teaching artist and acting coach, Ryanne has taught classes for the Wilma Theater’s Studio School and Wilmagination program. She also served as the Artistic Director of The Student View and New Plays in Bloom, projects which developed five new plays written by students at Bloomsburg University. Ryanne is a founding member of Simpatico Theatre Project, and served as its Producing Artistic Director from inception until 2010. Ryanne directed Simpatico’s productions of Stop Kiss, Angels Fall, Getting Out, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Pyretown. Ryanne is currently pursuing her MFA in Directing at the University of California, Irvine.