Jennifer Wakeman (President) is the News Director of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation. She has lived in Central PA since 1995 and has served as President of several area non-profits including the Susquehanna Valley Chorale and Glenpool Club, Inc. before joining RiverStage Community Theatre. Jennifer holds a B.S. in psychology from Washington & Lee University. She has appeared in MACT and RiverStage productions (Nunsense, Into The Woods, Nuncrackers, Chicago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and has directed 3 shows to date (Over the River…, Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel, and Gypsy).
Jove Graham (Communications Director) received his B.A. in Theatre Studies from Swarthmore College, has worked behind the scenes or onstage at People’s Light & Theatre Company (Malvern, PA), Montgomery Playhouse (Gaithersburg, MD), Bucknell University, and is a graduate of the Arden Theatre Company’s APA professional apprenticeship program (Philadelphia, PA) with an emphasis in marketing and production. He has appeared in several MACT/RiverStage productions, has directed 3 shows, and is directing this season’s Of Thee I Sing. He works as a researcher at the Geisinger Center for Health Research.
Mary Ann Stanton (Development Director) lives in Lewisburg, PA with her husband Ryan and two children, and works for her alma mater, Bucknell University as an associate director of development. A theatre major in college, Mary Ann is pleased to have the opportunity to combine her professional expertise with her passion, theatre. Mary Ann appeared onstage with RiverStage in Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel and Love Letters.
Cindy Belknap (Managing Director). A native Michigander, but longtime Florida resident, Cindy relocated from Gainesville, FL and the University of Florida to Lewisburg, to accept a position as Executive Director of Advancement Services at Bucknell University. She loves Central PA and the great access to everywhere!
Stefan Eisenhower (Technical Director). Graduate of Shikellamy High School. Served in PA Army National Guard from 2008-2014. Has worked lighting and sound both in theatre and film production. Theatres include: Shikellamy High School Theatre, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Gaspipe Theatre Company and Riverstage Community Theatre. Film Production: Fist in Post Films and Elephant Trunk Films. Productions include: The Wiz, Pippin, Annie, Carousel, Gypsy, The Lost Within and most recently a short film entitled Gambit.
Jessica Paquin. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jessica has always been fascinated with the arts. Her professional life has taken her from NASA employee to stand-up comedienne. She has producing credits from several short films, music videos, commercial pieces and, most recently, two feature films with her production company Fist In Post Films. In addition, she has appeared in several community theater productions including Riverstage’s All My Sons and Gypsy as well as Gaspipe Theatre’s One-Act Play Festivals. Jessica is also currently the Director of Outreach & Fundraising at The Campus Theatre in Lewisburg.
Emily Gibson (Production Manager). Originally from Maryland, Emily moved to Lewisburg, PA in 2013 hoping to become involved in the artsy, quaint, adorable town that she had come to love while visiting family. After a brief 10 year hiatus from theatre, she returned to the stage with Gaspipe Theatre Company for their Halloween special, a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe short stories. She then came to participate in two years of One Act Play Festivals, their summer production of Much Ado About Nothing, as well as RiverStage Theatre’s Gypsy. She knew that she had stolen the heart of RiverStage when after multiple failed attempts to find a “rear-end” for a cow costume that a fellow actor had to jump onto, she agreed to fill the role without question. Emily was also the special effects/makeup artist for The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and recently accepted the position of production manager for RiverStage. She is incredibly excited to become more involved in the “behind the scenes” of theatre.
Derek Scott. Derek Scott is a co-founder of the Gaspipe Theatre Company and has been directing, acting, writing and producing theatre in the Susquehanna Valley for over 15 years.
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