ALLEN RADWAY (Producing Artistic Director) has worked as a theatre artist, educator, and arts administrator in Philadelphia for nearly two decades. Directing credits for Simpatico include: Richard Adams’ Watership Down by John Hildreth, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge, David Rabe’s adaptation of Chekhov’s novella The Black Monk, The Cryptogram by David Mamet, and Evie’s Waltz by Carter W. Lewis. As an actor he has performed in over sixty productions, and has appeared locally with the Wilma, the Arden, Theatre Exile, Lantern, Azuka, and People’s Light, among others. Allen is a faculty member at the University of the Arts’ Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts and at Drexel University. He holds a BFA in Acting from UArts, and has studied abroad with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Complicité. 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 11th Season in Philly.
CHRISTINE M. BATER (Managing Director) 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. She has worked in several capacities with Simpatico and is thrilled to step into this new role. Favorite stage management credits include: Hands Across Veronica (Eternal Spiral Project), Stop Kiss (The Jameson Project), and with Simpatico: Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Cryptogram, The Amish Project, and The It Girl.
ALLISON GARRETT (Company Manager) has been with Simpatico since 2010. Favorite company credits include: The Lysistrata Project (Director), The mEEp pROjecT (Director), In a Dark Dark House (Assistant Director), The Cryptogram (AD, Dramaturg), and Pyretown (Dramaturg). Other favorite credits include Bird in the Window (Director, Underbite Theatre Co.), The Rocky Horror Show (Director, 2011 Fringe Festival), and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (AD, Secret Room Theatre).
JARROD IAN MARKMAN (Associate Artistic Director) Recent directing credits include: Always the Bridesmaid by R. Eric Thomas, Missed Connections: Tales of Yearning from Craigslist Philadelphia at Simpatico, Ritu Comes Home at InterAct (Assistant Director), Water By The Spoonful at the Arden Theatre (AD) and I Am My Own Wife at Theatre Horizon (AD). Jarrod graduated with a BFA in theatre from the University of the Arts.
SARAH TOTORA (Literary Manager & Resident Dramaturg) is a Philadelphia-based dramaturg who seeks to amplify new and diverse voices. Her recent production dramaturgy credits include Other Tongues at the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, Milk Like Sugar and In a Dark Dark House at Simpatico, and The School for Lies and How I Learned to Drive at Villanova Theatre. She has also interned with InterAct Theatre Company’s literary department. Sarah has presented her work at the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, and this past summer, she was honored to participate in the Kennedy Center’s New Play Dramaturgy Intensive. Sarah earned her MA in theatre from Villanova University and her BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a proud member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).
ALI NEBISTINSKY (Marketing & Public Relations Director) is thrilled to start her 3rd season with Simpatico. Previously she served as the PR apprentice at Walnut Street Theatre and has also worked with 11th Hour Theatre Company and EgoPo Classic Theatre. Ali graduated from Kutztown University with a Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Theatre. She can frequently be found seeing some of the diverse work around Philadelphia and is proud to be involved in the Philly Theatre community.