Over the past few months, Theatre Projects has hired six new faces to the Denver and New York City offices. These hires reflect our focus on varied service offerings as well as overall growth.
Molly Braverman joins us as a senior consultant on the strategic planning team. In addition to this work, she is the director of the Broadway Green Alliance and a Broadway, Touring Broadway, and regional stage manager. Prior to joining, Molly served as managing director for Theatre Horizon and has lectured on stage management and sustainable theatre all around the world.
Through the guidance of associate principal Gena Buhler, strategic planning has become a staple service at Theatre Projects, where, historically, we have been better known for consulting on the physical equipment, technology, and design for creative spaces.
“Molly’s addition to the Theatre Projects team is an exciting moment for us as we grow our management consulting and strategic planning services to support clients focused on social justice, representation, and sustainability,“ said Gena. “Molly meets our high standards in hiring. A successful arts executive, she brings passion for values-based projects that benefit venues and the communities that surround them.”
We are also investing in a larger performance, sound, video, and communications (PSVC) division. Under the leadership of associate Tom Bukovac, PSVC is finding a sizable home here at Theatre Projects.
One new member of Tom’s team is Greg Hanson, former audio supervisor and in-house sound designer for the McKittrick Hotel, home of the long-standing theatrical installation “Sleep No More.” Greg has over a decade’s experience in all corners of PSVC engineering and operation.
“It is so thrilling to put my real-world experience as an active sound designer to new use, shaping and designing TP spaces,” said Greg. “Performing arts are a huge part of my personal and professional life, and I look forward to making lasting contributions to the places where they are created.”
Another new face for PSVC is Mike Vultaggio. Mike was previously an AV engineer with Cerami & Associates and an audio technician with Eight Day Sound and ESP New York. With Eight Day Sound, he worked on tours and events with Taylor Swift, The Black Keys, Panic! At the Disco, Big Sean, the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, and more.
Other departments welcoming new talent include project management and client services.
Naomie Winch joins us as a Denver-based consultant, offering her varied skillset in technical direction, lighting design, construction, and education. Though most recently working as a park ranger at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in New Hampshire, Naomie has worked in technical direction at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and New Harmony Theatre.
Naomie remarked, “When I received the offer from Theatre Projects to come on as a project manager, I was excited—albeit a little nervous—to take on such a role in a ‘new-to-me’ industry. But in the time that I have been here, I have been met with nothing but kind and passionate people who go to great lengths to make me feel supported. I know that I’ve chosen the right place to be!”
Also joining the Denver project management team, consultant Erin Breitenbach comes from a background in technical theatre, venue operations, and management. Erin was most recently working as the theatre manager and technical director for Westminster Public Schools and has previously worked with Phamaly Theatre Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and National Theatre Conservatory.
“We are thrilled that Erin and Naomie have joined us. In their new roles as project managers at Theatre Projects, they bring years of experience as creatives working in the performing arts,” offered Jim Niesel, Theatre Projects principal and project management team lead. “They will be putting that knowledge to work in the execution of vibrant, effective spaces for the arts community as part of our growing practice in Denver and increasing our team of project managers in the Americas to a total of eight.”
Jeff Mitchell joins our NYC office after over 15 years working in client services, artist management, and non-profit administration. As our new client services manager, Jeff leans into his diverse background with organizations like Columbia Artists Management Inc., Zemsky/Green Artists, Palm Beach Opera, ArtsVision, and Young Audiences New York.
“I am very happy to join Theatre Projects as the client services manager,” Jeff commented. “Having spent years implementing software at many of the same theatres TP works with, I am excited to continue and expand those relationships, as well as foster brand-new ones.”