OUR STAFF

Brendan Burke – Producing Artistic Director

Brendan Burke is in his 15th season as Producing Artistic Director at Shadowland Stages, where he has directed and/or produced over 80 productions, including multiple world premieres, and shows featuring such actors as Sean Astin, Judd Hirsch, Alley Mills, Orson Bean, David Strathairn, Stephanie Zimbalist, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss and more. During his tenure, Shadowland Stages completed renovation and restoration of its MainStage building, built the Shadowland Studio second stage, and constructed actor and staff housing. In 2019, Shadowland will relocate its scene shop and administrative offices to Center Street in the Village of Ellenville. The theatre has received multiple accolades and awards during his tenure, including Ulster County Cultural Business of the Year from the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce, Arts Organization of the Year from Arts Mid-Hudson, Citizen of the Year from the Ellenville Noonday Club, and recognition from the NAACP for contributions to our community. Mr. Burke’s other regional work includes productions at Seven Angels Theatre, NJ Rep, Chenango River Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, and FringeNYC. A member of SDC and AEA, he is also an instructor in the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz.

Elena K. Holy – Interim Managing Director

Bio coming soon. . . 

Joshua Christensen – Technical Director

2019 marks Josh’s fourth season as Technical Director. Previous design credits for Shadowland include Murder For Two, Ripcord, Disgraced, K2, Elemeno Pea, and Honky Tonk Laundry. Josh was born and raised in Alberta, Canada, where he received his education in Technical Theatre from Red Deer College (2006). Josh now resides in Poughkeepsie, NY with wife Beth, and son, Wilder.

Production Stage Manager…………………………………………………………….Olivia Gemelli

Assistant Technical Director………………………………………………………Cooper Mulderry

Audience Services Associate…………………………………………………………………Daniel Im

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