Meet Our Staff

Bari Newport – Producing Artistic Director

Most recently, Bari was Artistic Associate at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.  Previously, she was Artistic Associate/Literary Manager at the Pasadena Playhouse, Associate Producer at Horizon Theatre…

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Tricia Hobbs – Production Manager

Tricia Hobbs joined Penobscot Theatre Company initially as a scenic designer in 2013, and she has continued to create distinctive, acclaimed designs since assuming her role as production manager and technical…

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Corleen Iannazzi – Business Manager

Corleen Iannazzi had recently been on the Board of Directors for PTC where she was actively involved in the Holiday High Tea and NYC Fundraisers.  She has a Bachelor’s degree…

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Rachael Bechtel – Arts Administration

Rachael is ecstatic to be joining the Penobscot Theatre team as the Artistic Administrator. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina Rachael received her BFA in Technical Theatre with minors…

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Magnus Stark – Marketing Director

delivers professional photography and video production, and manager the company’s marketing collateral. His past experience includes roles as digital assets manager for the Los Angeles Unified School District and director…

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Cindy Elshaw – House Manager

has a background in administration and customer service. During the day she works is a Program Coordinator at a mental health agency, and by night the House Manager for Penobscot Theatre Company.  After taking…

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Ben Wetzel – Technical Director

Ben Wetzel hails from Minnesota and holds a BFA from North Dakota State University. A professional carpenter, he spent three summers at American Players Theatre in Wisconsin and worked in…

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Kevin Koski – Costume Shop Supervisor

Kevin Koski is a 2011 graduate of the University of Maine where he concentrated his studies in costume design and construction, designed various student productions, and earned the university’s Senior…

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