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: 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 (Simpatico), The Tempest and Our Town for Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company, and the world premiere of Tennessee’s Final Curtain (South Camden 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 performed in nearly sixty productions, and has appeared locally with the Wilma Theater, the 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 & Director of the Second Stage) 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.
ALLISON GARRETT (Artistic Associate) 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).
KATHERINE PERRY (Director of Audience Services and Engagement) is a Philadelphia based actor and teaching artist. In addition to her involvement with Simpatico, Katherine is a member of Bright Invention, a long-form improv ensemble based in realism with White Pines Productions in Elkins Park. She is a teaching artist with Arden Theatre Company, Theatre Horizon, and White Pines. Katherine has a BA in Psychology and Theatre from Lehigh University, and has studied in Oxford with the British American Drama Academy.
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.