Meet the Villanova Theatre resident directors, designers, and administrators

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Artistic Leadership

Michael Hollinger

Artistic Director | Resident Playwright

Valerie Joyce

Chair / Resident Director

On Sabbatical 2023-2024

Resident Artistic Staff

Peter A. Hilliard

Resident Music Director

James Ijames

Resident Director

Chelsea Phillips

Associate Artistic Director

Bess Rowen

Assistant Professor

Edward Sobel

Resident Director

Acting Chair 2023-2024

Administrative and Production Staff


Amanda Coffin

Production Manager

Kevin Esmond

Program Coordinator

Elisa Hibbs

Company Manager


Rosemarie McKelvey

Cutter / Draper

Kimberly Reilly

Director of Marketing & PR

Jacob Rothermel

Technical Director


Anthony Sheff

Business Manager

Janus Stefanowicz

Costume Shop Manager

Resident Costume Designer