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Our Staff

SUZANNE BARABAS (Artistic Director)
For NJ Rep, SuzAnne directed Find Me a Voice, North Fork (premiere), Immortal Interlude (premiere), Octet (premiere), Till Morning Comes (premiere), Maggie Rose, Getting in Touch With My Inner B*tch (starring Christine Lavin, premiere), The Adjustment, 10% of Molly Snyder, Romulus Linney's Klonsky & Schwartz, Apostasy (premiere), Women Who Steal, Apple, The Housewives of Mannheim (premiere), Evie's Waltz, Dead Ringer (premiere), Steven Dietz's Yankee Tavern, Puma (premiere), Night Train (premiere), Just In Time: The Judy Holliday Story, Bakersfield Mist, Annapurna, Happy, Broomstick (premiere), Lucky Me (premiere), Swimming at the Ritz (U.S. premiere), and The Realization of Emily Linder (premiere). SuzAnne directed productions of The Housewives of Mannheim at 59E59 Theater (NYC), Ensemble Theater of Santa Barbara (CA), and Phoenix Theater (Indianapolis). In addition, she directed regional productions of Ibsen's A Doll's House, The Fantasticks, The Roar of the Greasepaint the Smell of the Crowd, Cabaret, Shaw's Heartbreak House, A.R. Gurney's The Perfect Party, Marsha Norman's 'Night Mother, Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, Mark Dunn's Belles, Lee Blessing's Down the Road among others. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, BMI, the Dramatists Guild, SDC, and LPTW.
EVAN BERGMAN (Associate Artistic Director) Past productions in New York include the world premiere of the critically acclaimed New York and Los Angeles production of The Director starring John Shea, Love Therapy with two-time Tony Award Nominee Alison Frazer at the Daryl Roth Theater; the New York premiere of Jack Canfora's Poetic License featuring Geraint Wyn Davies and Jericho with Jill Eikenberry, NY Times critics pick both at 59E59 Theatres; the original Off Broadway production of Bobbi Boland with Gregg Henry. American Buffalo with Reg E.Cathy and Paul Butler (WHAT). For New Jersey Rep, The world premiere of A View of the Mountains by Pulitzer and Tony award nominee Lee Blessing. The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein, (world premiere nominated 2011 EDGAR Award), Jericho, Poetic License and Place Setting by Jack Canfora. Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith and Tony Glazer's American Stare all world premieres. Workshop productions include Goodnight Sister by James Lapine (Cherry Lane Theater), The Glass House with David Strathairn and Hope Davis and Laila Robins and at Barrington Stage; New York premiere with Harris Yulin (Clurman)- Three nominations including best actor and best ensemble. This past summer he directed the musical The Last Five Years at the Nantucket Theater Workshop. Other musicals include NY premiere of Paul Scott Goodman's Tiny Dancer and Susann Fletcher's A Girl Called Dusty (Provincetown Playhouse).His flim Dig A Hole, Find A Finger by Obie Award winner John Ford Noonan was an official selection Palm Springs and Newport Beach International Flim Festivals and his Documentary for Warner Music Group and Edge recording Artist G Tom Mac featured Roger Daltry (The Who), Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire). Recent readings Christopher Walken The Cootie Huff Story, Tough Cookie Judd Hirsch and David Schwimmer.
JANE E. HUBER (Artistic Associate) Janey began her relationship at NJ Rep in 2004 as a patron & quickly became a subscriber: "They had me at Whores!" Janey brought close to 30 years of administrative experience to her 5-year role as Managing Director and is thrilled to remain in the NJ Rep family as Artistic Associate. Her previous theater management position was as Operations Director of Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, NJ. Janey has also been a Quality Assurance Consultant in healthcare since 1988 including 18 years at the Reading Birth & Women's Center in PA and 10 years at the Frontier School of Midwifery in Kentucky. She served as Chief Financial Officer and then Executive Director of the Institute of Midwifery, Women, & Health, and Clinical Site Coordinator of The Midwifery Institute, both at Philadelphia University. She also served as the Director of Patient Services for a large Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania for 2 years and for 11 years prior to that, worked at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA as a biology professor; serving as Academic Dean during her last 5 years at the college. Her BA and MS degrees, from East Stroudsburg University, are in aquatic biology.
KRISTIN PFEIFER (Production Stage Manager) NYC Credits: Hedwig and The Angry Inch Nat'l Tour (Production Asst.) Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Assistant Stage Manager, Yale Opera) Regional: Multiple Family Dwelling (NJ Rep), Love Letters w/ Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick (NJ Rep),The Crucible (Assistant Stage Manager, Cleveland Playhouse) White Guy on a Bus (Production Stage Manager, Passage Theatre) The Fabulous Lipitones (Production Stage Manager, George St. Playhouse) The Cat and the Canary, Oliver! (Production Stage Manager, Berkshire Theatre Festival) And some of her favorite shows from her many years as Assistant Stage Manager at the George St. Playhouse include: It Shoulda Been You Directed by David Hyde Pierce, Calvin Berger Directed by Kathleen Marshall and The Toxic Avenger Directed by John Rando. Kristin is a proud member of Actor's Equity.
BRIAN P. SNYDER (Technical Director) Brian has been an artist, carpenter, and prop builder since 2003 for several companies in NY and NJ including The Art Department, PVS, Stone Dog Studios, Two River Theater Company, and NJ Repertory Company. After 4 years of teaching Visual Arts and Stagecraft at Lakewood High School he returned to world of freelance and made his debut as Technical Director and Master Carpenter here at NJ Rep in 2014.
ADAM von PIER (Stage Manager/Company Manager) Select NJ Rep: Recently played Tommy in the world premiere of Lily by Christopher Daftsios. Memoirs of a Forgotten Man, Voyager One, The Source, Wolf at the Door (NNPN World Premiere), Mercy, Issei, He Say, Wild Horses (NNPN World Premiere), The Calling, Mutual Philanthropy, Halftime with Don (NNPN World Premiere), & Juliet, Love Letters (w/Dan Lauria & Wendie Malick), The Jag. Stage manager for "5 By Ferber" Festival, and annually for the West End Festival of the Arts. NYC: Proper Etiquette, Not with Haste. Other: Gypsy, South Pacific, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, RUMORS, Mr. Marmalade.
ROSE RICCARDI (Stage Manager) Riccardi has been a NJ Rep Company member since 1998. She has worked on over a hundred productions for the Rep including: The Housewives of Mannheim (Alan Brody), The Little Hours (David Bucknam), Fern Hill (Michael Tucker), Dead Ringer (Gino Dilorio), Naked By The River (Michael Folie), Adult Fiction (Brian Mori), Bookends (Katharine Houghton, Dianne Adams, James McDowell), Whores (Lee Blessing), Donna Orbits The Moon (Ian August), Find Me A Voice (SuzAnne Barabas, Gabor Barabas) Off-Broadway credits include: Songbird by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard, Butler by Richard Strand, The Violin (Dan McCormick), The Road to Damascus (Tom Dulack), Terms of Endearment (Dan Gordon), Poetic License (Jack Canfora), On A Stool At The End Of The Bar (Robert Callely), A Better Place (Wendy Beckett), Murder In The First (Dan Gordon), Martin Luther on Trial (Chris Cragin-Day), Phoenix (Scott Organ), In The Pocket "A Sideman's Tale (James Manos Jr. and Mark Rivera) Rose has also been a proud member of Actors' Equity since 1999.
RACHAEL MALLOY (Assistant Stage Manager) Malloy is very excited to be starting their career with NJ Rep. Previous credit highlights include: 7 Deadly Sins NYC with Tectonic Theatre Project (Show Operator) and Northampton Community College's Summer Theatre (Tech Intern). College theatre: Head Over Heels (Assistant Stage Manager), FAME (Stage Manager), Into The Woods (Assistant Stage Manager), Cabaret (Stage Manager).
JAMES LOCKHART (Master Electrician) Lockhart has the pleasure of working as the Master Electrician for NJ Repertory Company. He is a young, vibrant freelance lighting designer & master electrician that has worked in the tri-state. He has a comprehensive set of skills.
GABOR BARABAS (Executive Producer)

For NJ Rep, he has produced over 80 world premieres including Ends, A World I Never Made, North Fork, Octet, The Girl With the High Rouge, In Search of Red River Dog, Naked by the River, An Unhappy Woman, Immortal Interlude, Getting in Touch With My Inner B*tch, Till Morning Comes, Slave Shack, Panama, Big Boys, Winterizing the Summer House, Piaf in Vienna, The Color of Flesh, Emil, Touch of Rapture, Beyond Gravity,  A Child’s Guide to Innocence, The Good Daughter, Apostasy, The Best Man, Tilt Angel, Love and Murder, tempOdyssey, October 1962, Place Setting, And Her Hair Went With Her, Engaging Shaw, Poetic License, The Housewives of Mannheim, Dead Ringer, Exposure Time (recipient of and Edgerton New American Plays Award), Character Assassins, The Tangled Skirt (nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America), PumaNight TrainThe Judy Holliday Story, Jericho (recipient of and Edgerton New American Plays Award), American Stare, Release Point, Esther’s Moustache, Ants, Noir, Happy, Broomstick, Admit One, A View of the Mountains, Butler (recipient of and Edgerton New American Plays Award), Lucky Me, Dinner with the Boys, Angels and Ministers of Grace, and the musicals Immortal Interlude,Bookends, The Little Hours (recipient of and Edgerton New American Plays Award), and Date of  Lifetime. His book Miklos RadnotiThe Complete Poetry in Hungarian and English was recently published by McFarland.

MARC GELLER (Artistic Associate) For New Jersey Rep Marc has directed productions of Angels and Minister of Grace, Noir, Donna Orbits the Moon and Middlemen and acted in Engaging Shaw, as well as several Theatre Brut Festivals and numerous staged readings. Marc's other directing credits include: Two-Headed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Souvenir at StageWorks/Hudson, the world premieres of Acts of Love at the Kirk Theatre and Ascension at the Lion Theatre both on Theatre Row and The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison at the Cherry Lane Theatre. His regional acting credits include the world premiere of The Pilgrim Papers at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Mystery of Irma Vep at Seven Angels Theatre, Death and the Maiden at New Stage Performing Arts Center and the world premieres of Trio Sonata and Gesualdo for the Women's Theatre Company. Marc's NYC acting credits include: the Off Broadway productions of Nora and The Dybbuk at the Abingdon Theatre Complex, Professor Bernhardi at the Barrow Group Theatre, Cloud 9 at the Perry Street Theatre, Adjoining Trances at the Beckett Theatre, Engaging Shaw at the Abingdon Theatre (Ab*ie Award Best Actor 2009-2010), Marat/Sade at the Clurman Theatre, As Is at the 45th Street Theatre, Holy Ghosts at the Judith Anderson Theatre and the world premieres of The Blue Flower, Critical Mass, The Frankenstein Summer, Naked Will, Bomber Jackets and Prince Hal as well as the first NYC revivals of Shopping and Fucking, Unidentified Human Remains and The True Nature of Love, Bent and Exit The King. Marc can currently be seen channeling to the dead, as psychic medium Kenneth Quinn on The Onion. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
JOEL STONE (Literary Manager) Joel was formerly the artistic director of Off-Off Broadway's The Theatre Asylum. On May 17, 1998, his play Horrors of Doctor Moreau (published by Samuel French, Inc.) became the first script-in-hand reading to debut at New Jersey Repertory Company. The following year, his short play The Age of Miracles premiered at NJ Rep and went on to be a finalist at the Samuel French Short Play Festival. Also in 1999, NJ Rep presented "Written in Stone", an evening of Joel's short plays, including The Speck of Dust in Bugsy's Eye (featuring the late Kim Hunter). In 2001, he co-produced "One Night With You", a collection of six short plays about Elvis, created exclusively by NJ Rep playwrights. From 2000-2002, he was the Theatre Education Coordinator for the New York City Board/Department of Education. He has written and directed for all four NJ Rep Theatre Brut Festivals, including Prairie Dogs (2004), Abilene (2004), Trouble on the PATH (2005), Seven4Seven (2006), and The Purgatory of Charlie Hustle (2008). In 2012, Joel directed the acclaimed MainStage production of Gino DiIorio's Release Point. In 2014, Joel was the Director/Mentor of the award-winning NJ Rep Young Playwrights Project, "Shelter From The Storm", in which local high school students wrote short plays about Hurricane Sandy. For the past three years, he has been an adjunct professor of playwriting at Monmouth University and recently taught the initial playwriting class for New Jersey Repertory Company's West End Arts Center. Currently, he is the literary manager for NJ Rep. He was recently commissioned by NJPAC to write The Calling, his first full-length play in decades.
GAIL WINAR (Artistic Associate/Education Consultant) In addition to her affilication with NJ Rep Co, Gail teaches for the Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway, Kean University and Marymount Manhattan College. She has also taught at NYU for Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, CUNY Queensborough, Columbia Teacher's College, Vassar College, Stockholm University, and the Jakarta International School in Indonesia. She also serves/ed on the teaching staff for the American Globe Theatre, New Jersey Repertory Company; George Street Playhouse, American Ballet Theatre, Academy of Performing Arts, Theatre for a New Audience, National Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Performing experience includes numerous tours throughout the U.S., U.K. and Europe, and original roles in Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women at 59E59 and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Missa Solemnis at the Barrow Theatre; Beyond Gravity for New Jersey Repertory Company; What I Heard About Iraq at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; and hundreds of live industrial shows for national/international corporations. Directing credits include productions for Education@Roundabout, George Street Playhouse, New Jersey Repertory Company, Kean University, LIU/CW Post, Classics on Tour, American Globe Theatre, Shotgun Productions, Biggs-Rosati and the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center. With Paul Lucas Productions, Gail has produced dozens of theater projects including TimeSlips at HERE Arts Center in NYC, and several awarding-winning productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, inclluding Trans Scripts, which won a Fringe First Award 2015. Gail has an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting/GWU; BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts; and certificate from the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain.
REBECCA KESTEL (Stage Manager) Rebecca is thrilled be making her NJ Rep debut. Other regional credits include Rock of Ages, John & Jen, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Shape of Things, The Fantasticks, and Little Women at The Eagle Theatre; Love's Labors Lost at Revolution Shakespeare; and Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson at Theatre Horizon. Assistant Stage Manager credits: Richard III, Three Musketeers (The Later Years), The Cherry Orchard, Biloxi Blues, and Row After Row at People's Light. Rebecca received a B.A. in Theatre: Design Technology and a B.A. in Anthropology from Bloomsburg University.
AJ MELNICK (Assistant Stage Manager) AJ is excited to wear all black! Favorite Project: Old Brick Reformed Church's production of Godspell ("We Beseech Thee"). Regional: NJ Repertory Theater's Wild Horses (Ensemble) and Theater Brut Festival (Youth, Son, Apprentice Huckster, Dilly Dally), Porch Light Theater's Stage Fright the Musical (Headless Horseman). New York: Proper Etiquette (Ben) at Manhattan Repertory Theater. Though initially expecting a summer at space camp, he's excited for the show.