Leadership

David Saint
Artistic Director

David Saint, GSP Artistic Director

David Saint is celebrated his 20th anniversary as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse during the 2016-17 season. He has directed 36 mainstage productions at GSP, with those most recently being American Son, Mama’s Boy, Sex With Strangers, Buyer & Cellar, Outside Mullingar, Clever Little Lies (which moved to NYC’s Westside Theater in October 2015), Good People, Twelve Angry Men, God of Carnage, Creating Claire and Sylvia. 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, Clever Little Lies and It Shoulda Been You. He also directed Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y., and 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. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf and many others on premieres by writers such as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe Di Pietro 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

Kelly Ryman has spent 17 seasons at George Street Playhouse. As Director of Marketing and Public Relations from 2000 to 2013, Kelly spearheaded promotional efforts resulting in the top 10-highest grossing productions in the Playhouse’s history, including the hit musical It Shoulda Been You, which ran on Broadway in early 2015. Off-Broadway, Kelly was a member of the marketing team for The Toxic Avenger, which premiered at GSP and won the 2009 Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Musical. She serves on the Board of Directors of New Brunswick City Market as well the Advisory Board of Elijah’s Promise. Prior to her tenure at George Street Playhouse, Ms. Ryman worked at McCarter Theatre, and The Wilma Theatre. She is an adjunct professor of Arts and Entertainment Business at Mercer County Community College, and was recognized in 2012 by ArtPride NJ with their Jersey Arts Marketers Leadership Award. Kelly is proud to be a recipient of a Boy Scouts of America 2015 Tribute to Women Award.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James Heston - Chairman
Retired, Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Metlife

Dr. Penelope Lattimer - President
Director
Rutgers Institute to Improve Student Achievement

Lucy Hughes – First Vice President
Executive Director and Head, North America HR Operations and Services
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Janice Stolar – Second Vice President
Fundraising and Special Events Consultant

David V. Fasanella - Treasurer
Regional Vice President
TD Bank

Sharon Karmazin - Secretary 
President
The Karma Foundation

Ronald Bleich
Partner 
WithumSmith+Brown

David Capadanno
Partner
EisnerAmper, partner

Kenneth M. Fisher 
President
Nassau Communications

William R. Hagaman, Jr.
Managing Partner, CEO
WithumSmith+Brown

Norman Politziner 
Certified Financial Planner 
NJP Associates

Kelly Ryman
Managing Director
George Street Playhouse

David Saint 
Artistic Director 
George Street Playhouse

W. Burton Salisbury
Account Executive
Borden, Perlman, Salisbury and Kelly Insurance

Jocelyn Schwartzman 
Community Volunteer

Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Rutgers University

Frances C. Stromsland, Ed.D.
Retired, Superintendent
Watchung Hills Regional High School District

Lora Tremayne 
Community Volunteer

Stephen M. Vajtay Jr.
Managing Partner
McCarter & English, LLP

Alan W. Voorhees
Senior Vice President, Investments
UBS Financials

 

Trustees Emeritus 
Robert L. Bramson 
Al D’Augusta 
Cody P. Eckert 
Peter Goldberg 
Clarence E. Lockett 
Anthony L. Marchetta
George Wolansky

Honorary Board of Trustees 
Thomas H. Kean 
Eric Krebs

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

** – Denotes Trustee Emeritus
* – Denotes Honorary Trustee