Cristina Alicea (She/Her)
Producing Artistic Director
Cristina has been Producing Artistic Director of Vermont Stage since 2011. During her tenure, she has shifted Vermont Stage's programming to focus on the production of contemporary theatre. By highlighting present-day stories, Vermont Stage creates world-class theatre experiences for Vermont audiences while starting meaningful conversations with our community about important issues of the day. As a director, favorite Vermont Stage credits include The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall, the world premieres of Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood and The Quarry by Greg Pierce, The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Venus In Fur by David Ives, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, and The Call by Tanya Barfield. Prior to her arrival in Burlington, she has had the pleasure of working with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Culture Project, University of Vermont, Emerson Stage, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, among others. Cristina was a finalist for a Denham fellowship given by the Society of Directors and Choreographers and is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Cristina has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from George Mason University.
Noah Blocker-Glynn (He/Him)
Noah is an experienced arts administrator and leader in the non-profit sector. Prior to his work with Vermont Stage, Noah served as Associate Dean for the internationally renowned performing arts conservatory, The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. There, he brought a high level of administrative and artistic leadership experience - promoting business, programmatic, and educational interests while leading Hartt Collegiate Admission, the Academic Support Services Team, and the award-winning, international community arts education model, The Hartt School Community Division - serving over 2,500 students in greater Hartford. As an artist and conductor, he has served as Artistic Director for Greater New Haven Community Chorus, where he spearheaded a renaissance in the organization’s activity. Noah is responsible for the commissioning and performance of over 30 new works in the choral and orchestral genres and has led two successful virtual choir experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was featured as a conductor with the National Tour of Beethoven’s Wig, and led the Ninth State Youth Dance Theater and Orchestra, as well as the Sgt. Katherine E. Brunelle Memorial Concert Orchestra, bringing orchestral music to the rural settings of New Hampshire, including world premiere performances and collaborations with award-winning soloists. Noah is a native of Vermont, born and raised in Wells River (on the New Hampshire boarder), is a graduate of Plymouth State University, and received his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from University of Hartford’s - The Hartt School. Noah is proud and honored to be working to advance Vermont Stage and the greater Community.
Anna Barr (She/They)
Audience Services Coordinator
Anna is the newest member of the Vermont Stage team. They are very excited to be working in local theatre again! Always focused on the patron experience, they bring a past of ushering for The American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) to the wonderful productions of Vermont Stage. They moved here in 2020 after spending the last 6 years in the American Southwest, primarily Santa Fe, NM, where they began a passionate career in coffee as a barista which they continue to do on the side.
Shoshannah Boray (She/Her)
Shoshannah’s been writing, making theatre and leading workshops since she convinced her professors to let her turn her research into plays instead of term papers. She’s passionate about supporting creative expression and nurturing a deep interest in society and the world we create everyday. Her plays-- about love, courage and embracing complexity-- have been staged nationwide. Most recently, Shoshannah’s four play series A Sibling Quartet was presented at Spotlight Theatre, VT (2022) featuring “The First Sister Trip” (BAPF Semi-Finalist, B Street Theatre Festival Finalist) and The Most Important Thing in the World (Sullivan Drama Workshop, NY; published by YouthPLAYS.) Other productions and honors include “Me Talking 2 Me” (Theatre Odyssey One-Act Festival); “Strawberry Moon” (2018 VT State Winner, Clauder Competition); “Escaping Warsaw” (Sage Productions, NYC; Sefira Jewish Theatre (staged reading), Los Angeles; Pittsburgh New Voices, and UVM’s Royal Tyler Theatre and the Center for Holocaust Studies); “Water People” (Best Original Script, Maryland One-Act Festival); “Mensch” (JET Festival of New Plays): “Cassandra Syndrome” (BHTG Competition for Youth Theatre 2nd Prize; VAC Development Grant); “Step-Sisters” (NETC Aurand Harris Award Honorable Mention ); “Coyote Dreams” (2004 VT State Winner, Clauder Competition; Orange Theatre Collective); “Witches’ Brew” (135 Pearl/Shoestring Productions, VT); “Momo No Kawa” (for K-5, published by YouthPLAYS). Shoshannah is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild, MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BA in Social History from Brown University. She’s excited to continue her work with Vermont Stage (VYP Teaching Artist since 2017) as Education Coordinator. In her spare time you can find her baking rugelach with her daughters while listening to the Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack.
Jillian Holland (She/Her)
Jillian is thrilled to get to bring theatre to the Burlington community as a part of the Vermont Stage team. She recently started House Managing and working the Box Office for the 2023 season and is excited to take on more responsibility as Production Manager. She has previously Stage Managed and been a technician for Vermont community theatres including Saint Michael's Playhouse, Shelburne Players, Essex Community Players, Island Stage, Valley Players, and Stowe Theatre Guilde. You may have seen her onstage with local Burlington theatre collectives such as Foul Contending Rebels and Historically Close Friends. Since obtaining her B.A. in Theatre from Saint Michael's College, she continues to find joy in bringing theatre to Burlington and beyond.
Dayton Shafer (He/Him)
Marketing and Engagement Coordinator
Dayton J Shafer's pieces have been featured in fringe festivals, barns, abandoned factories, converted laundromats, black boxes, street sides, and with Vermont Public Radio, The Susan Calza Gallery, PoemCity, and Split Lip Magazine. He's a former Writing Fellow at Vermont Studio Center, Managing Editor of Hunger Mountain Literary Journal, and grant recipient from the Montpelier Public Arts Commission. His collection of ethnographic monologues, Homeslice, is available through Alternating Current Press.