Leadership

David Saint HeadhostDavid Saint (Director/Artistic Director) is in his 24th season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. He has directed 43 mainstage productions at GSP, having most recently helmed Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Additional productions include Fully Committed and Tiny Beautiful Things for the GSP virtual season, Midwives, and Conscience, in addition to The Trial of Donna Caine, American Hero, American Son, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and An Act of God starring the legendary Kathleen Turner in the 2017-18 season. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Elaine May, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach, and many others including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition, many new award-winning works have begun their life here during his tenure such as The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies, and It Shoulda Been You. He has directed Final Follies at Primary Stages, Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY and off-Broadway at West Side Theatre, as well as the National tour of West Side Story.  In July 2016, he directed a two-night concert performance of West Side Story at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. In Summer 2019, he directed a revolutionary new production of West Side Story for IHI Stage Around in Tokyo and served as Associate Producer for the new film version of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburg Public, Long Wharf and many others by such writers as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe DiPietro and Jonathan Larson.  He is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A., Drama Critics Award, several Drama-Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.

Kelly Ryman (Managing Director) ) is celebrating her 21st season with George Street Playhouse, having recently led the company through a transformative chapter in its history—overseeing the planning, construction and operations of the move to its interim home on Rutgers Cook Campus in 2017 as well as the move back downtown as a Founding Resident Company of New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. From 2000 to 2013, as the company’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations, she spearheaded promotional efforts that resulted in the top ten-highest grossing productions in the Playhouse’s history, including the hit musical It Shoulda Been You which moved to Broadway in 2015. Off-Broadway, Kelly was a member of the marketing team for The Toxic Avenger, which premiered at George Street Playhouse and went on to win the 2009 Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Musical. Active in the non-profit arts community throughout New Jersey, she was the Central NJ Chair of Jersey Arts Marketers for over a decade. She is a member of the board of the New Jersey Theater Alliance and serves on the Board of Directors of New Brunswick City Center and is an adjunct professor of Arts and Entertainment Business at Mercer County College. Prior to her tenure at George Street Playhouse, Ms. Ryman worked at McCarter Theatre and The Wilma Theater. Kelly was recognized in 2012 by ArtPride NJ with their Leadership Award.

Board of Directors
James N. Heston — Chairperson
Retired, Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Metlife
Penelope E. Lattimer, PhD — President
Consultant
Arts & Education
Philip L. Kirstein — Vice President
Retired Independent Compliance Officer & Senior Officer
AllianceBernstein Mutual Funds
Ronald Bleich — Treasurer
Retired Partner
WithumSmith+Brown
Kimberlee Phelan — Assistant Treasurer
Tax Partner and International Services Group Practice Leader
Withum+
Sharon Karmazin — Secretary
President
The Karma Foundation
Wanda J. Blanchett, PhD — Trustee
Dean, Graduate School of Education & Distinguished Professor
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Camara Epps — Trustee
International Sales and Marketing
Lucy Hughes — Trustee
SVP, Head Global HR Operations and Service Delivery
PepsiCo
Adele Macula, Ed.D. — Trustee
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
NJEXCEL
Dina M. Mastellone — Trustee
Trustee
Genova Burns
C. Sharon Parker — Trustee
Associate Director, Workplace Liaison
Novartis Business Services
Norman Politziner — Trustee
President
NJP Associates
Kelly Ryman — Trustee
Managing Director
George Street Playhouse
David Saint — Trustee
Artistic Director
George Street Playhouse
Jocelyn Schwartzman — Trustee
Community Volunteer
Nonny Stahlin — Trustee
Community Volunteer
Janice Stolar — Trustee
Fundraising and Special Events Consultant
Lora Tremayne — Trustee
Community Volunteer

Trustees Emeritus 
Al D’Augusta 
Cody P. Eckert
Kenneth M. Fisher
Peter Goldberg
William Hagaman 
Clarence E. Lockett 
Anthony L. Marchetta
Alan W. Voorhees
George Wolansky

Honorary Board of Trustees 
James Cahill
Thomas H. Kean 
Eric Krebs

Honorary Memoriam
Maurice Aaron*
Dr. Edward Bloustein*
Robert L. Bramson**
Dora Center**
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.*
Milton Goldman*
John Hila
Betty Wold Johnson*
Arthur Laurents*
Richard Sellars*
Barbara Voorhees**
Edward K. Zuckerman*
Adelaide M. Zagoren

** – Denotes Trustee Emeritus
* – Denotes Honorary Trustee