AACT Staff

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Julie Crawford David Cockerell Cranston Dodds Karen Matheny

Julie Crawford
Executive Director

Ask Julie about all things AACT - especially AACT leadership, committees, programs, awards, finances, and planning.

David Cockerell
Marketing/Communications Director

David handles communications with members, including e-news and promos; edits Spotlight; promotes AACT programs; and works to increase AACT visibility.

Cran Dodds
Member Engagement Director

Ask Cran how to engage with AACT programs, benefits, and educational opportunities, and how to connect to the national network of America's theatres and theatre lovers.

Karen Matheny
Office Support Manager

Karen fields any questions you may have and handles membership processing, event registrations, and managing the AACT office.

Darlene DeLorenzo Ron Ziegler Jill Patchin Winston Daniels

Darlene DeLorenzo
Vendor Services Coordinator

Darlene helps vendors meet theatres' needs through Spotlight advertising, rental of the mailing list, and exhibiting at the national festival.

 Jill Patchin
Corporate Partners Manager

Jill manages AACT's Corporate Partners program, matching vendors with opportunities to increase their visibility while supporting AACT programs and events. 

Ron Ziegler
Festivals Coordinator

Ron guides AACT's festival program and coordinates the Festival Commissioners for state and regional festivals. 

Winston Daniels
Office/Festivals Assistant

Winston processes memberships and event registrations, handles festival support, and assists with the website.

Stephen Peithman Stephen Peithman  

Stephen Peithman

Ask Stephen about website content, navigation, and operation. He created AACT's first website in 1996 and has guided it ever since.

Mary Jo DeNolf
Events Coordinator

Mary Jo handles arrangements for AACT events and compiles the calendar of state and regional events.

Susan Austin
NewPlayFest Coordinator

Susan coordinates and provides support to AACT NewPlayFest Reviewers and Playwrights, handles script submissions, and oversees the review process. She helped inaugurate the AACT NewPlayFest program in 2012. 



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