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At Axial, our mission is to foster a greater understanding of our shared world through the arts.  Whether as producer, presenter, or educator of theatrical experiences, we are driven by the knowledge that live theater is a powerful tool for inspiring social change.  The written word performed can transform our thinking and expand our ability to reflect on our responsibilities toward creating the change we want to see in the world. We are committed to taking bold risks and making space for powerful new voices.

Embracing Change

Founded as an ensemble of impassioned artists in 1999, Axial Theater Company has developed playwrights, actors, and directors who have gone on to have thriving, professional lives in film, television, and theater.  In 2022 we will be honoring our commitment to our acting and playwriting development programs while expanding into a NEXT STAGE featuring new productions, dynamic partnerships, unique theatrical experiences and special guest speakers open to the entire community.

Board of Directors

(in alphabetical order)

Lisa Hertz-Apkon

Bruce Apar

Joel Brill
Tony DiFabbio 
Howard Meyer

Amanda Quinn-Olivar

Steven Williford


Advisory Board
(in alphabetical order)
Jane Dubin

Athol and Sheila Fugard

Jeff Johnston
Steven Koenig

Craig Lucas

Susan Miller

John Patrick Shanley

Dominic Hoffman

Founding Members

(in alphabetical order)

Rachel Jones

Emily Masciandaro

Howard Meyer

Stephen Palgon

Bret Primack



Artistic Director


Cady McClain

Managing Director

Marisa Lowe

Public Relations

Suzanne Ordas Curry 

Acting Master Class

Howard Meyer

Playwriting Instructor

Perryn Pomatto

Acting - Basic and Intermediate

Rachel Jones

Acting - Teens

Brenda Hettmansberger

Honorary Ensemble Members

(in alphabetical order)

Meredith Garretson (AEA)

Linda Giuliano

Stephen Louis Grush (AEA)

David Lanson (AEA)

Jon Lindstrom (AEA)

Ryan Mallon

Stephen Palgon

Bret Primack

Jacob White (AEA)

Michael Boyle

Ensemble Members

(in alphabetical order)

Torian Brackett

Catherine Banks

Anthony Barresi Jr. 

Marilyn Collazo

Lori Franzese

Julie Griffin

Gail Greenstein (AEA)

Duane Rutter

Sandy Rooney

Jeff Schlotman

Darlene Tejeiro

Dan Walworth

Susan Ward (AEA)

Donna Svennevik

Anne Hammond (AEA)

Rachel Jones (AEA)

Evelyn Mertens

Pat McGuinness 

Youlim Nam

Maria Oppedissano

Mickey Pantano (AEA)