ALLEN RADWAY (Producing Artistic Director) has worked as a theatre artist, arts administrator, and educator in the Philadelphia for nearly twenty years. Directing credits include: the Philadelphia premieres of Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge, 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 faculty member at the University of the Arts’ Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts and at Drexel University. 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. He holds a BFA in Acting from the University of the Arts, and has studied abroad with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Complicite. 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 10th Anniversary Season in Philly.
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.
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.
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.
ALI NEBISTINSKY (Marketing & Public Relations Director) 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.