TRICIA MANCUSO PARKS
Founder & Co-Artistic Director
Tricia is a noted actor, theatre director, producer and choreographer. She is an active member of SAG-AFTRA & AEA.
Lee Douglass is a NYC-based writer/director, filmmaker and theater artist. Her films include The Life You Save May Be Your Own, Use Me and the award-winning Birdboy. Lee has penned numerous screenplays including Kingdom by the Sea, currently in development with Axial Pictures in Los Angeles. Her eclectic theater work includes directing productions of Cowboy Mouth, Happy Days, Hello, My Name Is… and her own plays, Short Pants and a work in progress production of the original Japanese dance drama, JYOU EN. Lee earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was a Directing Fellow in the MFA program at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Creative Development Director & Educational Programming
Madeline Austin has over 20 years’ experience in commercial producing, theater administration, nonprofit management, fundraising, education and performance. For two years, she led The Shakespeare Society as Executive Director overseeing large-scale events and educational programming. Her producing credits include: the Off-Broadway run of Maybe Baby, It’s You directed by Jeremy Dobrish; The Invested directed by Ron Canada; Stealing Sweets and Punching People directed by Michael Sexton; and Spin Off directed by Ron Canada. Madeline also worked with the legendary Jerry Schoenfeld at The Shubert Organization for over a decade, and as a production assistant for Tony Award winning producer Jane Harmon.
She served on the Artistic Advisory Council for Naked Angels in NY, the Board of Directors for KEEN NY, and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA (madelineaustin.com)
Clare has over 20 years experience managing large, complex projects. Clare started her career in consumer card transaction services as a mainframe programmer eventually leading to a two-year stint building and leading a 40 person card-migration team in the UK. Throughout her career, Clare held multiple roles in financial services such as a Product Manager of Payments and Receivables, COO / Strategic Program Manager, and most recently built and led a Project Management Office (PMO) managing large programs impacting a cross section of financial services products.
In addition to project management skills, Clare enjoys acting, writing and photography, and is the owner of more than 800 books. Clare has been PMP (Project Management Professional) certified since 2011.
Creative Women Associated Artists & Artistic Advisors
CAROLYN KAY CARSON
CAROLINE M. POWELL
PHOTO CREDITS: Chase Gilbertson, Teddy Jefferson, Ed Parada, Corey Rogers, Katrin Talbot