Founding Director of Compagnia de’ Colombari, KC is a theater maker whose work has been witnessed across the U.S. and around the world. She has developed a wide variety of pieces ranging from reinvented classical plays to new plays, opera, adaptations and new translations. Notable productions include Henry VI, Love's Labor's Lost (Public Theater, NYSF); King John, Julius Caesar (TFANA); Enrico IV (A.R.T); Everything That Rises Must Converge (NYTW); texts&beheadings/ElizabethR (Colombari at Folger Theatre in DC and BAM/Next Wave Festival); and The Merchant of Venice (Colombari with Ca' Foscari in Venice Ghetto, Italy and on tour in North America). KC and the company launched a new tradition of theater in Orvieto, Italy with the medieval mystery plays and many theatrical actions in prisons, jails, schools, pubs, libraries, parks, streets, museums, piers, churches as well as theaters. Presence and theatrical provocation have been of deepest importance in the ongoing work with all the artists of Colombari.
"...Karin Coonrod is a theater artist of far-reaching inventiveness..."
- New York Times, 2015
Karin Coonrod - Artistic Director
Board of Directors
Lisa Barlow, Chair
Charles Jarden, Secretary
Ferne Mele, Treasurer
John Conklin, Board Member Emeritus
Peter Francis James
David Scott Kastan
Marketing & Communications Manager
Cindy Sibilsky is the founder/CEO and producer of INJOY Entertainment LLC, a multimedia, multi-genre and multi-purpose arts & entertainment company focusing on meaningful global cultural exchange. She is a Broadway, Off-Broadway & international independent producer, marketing/PR director, and writer/journalist. INJOY has a diverse and constantly growing roster of clients, companies and shows, including theatre, musicals, dance, cirque, plays, cabaret, drag, concerts, curated art shows, public art, and immersive performances.
Jennifer Harrison Newman
Jennifer Newman is a New York based artistic director, producer, educator, choreographer, and performer with over twenty-five years in the visual and performing arts. She works extensively across disciplines with artists pushing the boundaries of dance, theater, and opera.
Sofia Crouch (she/her) is a development professional who has worked with organizations, including Freedom Reads, The Morgan Library and Museum, The Laundromat Project, and international non-profit organizations, to expand their development processes and increase funding for their missions. Sofia holds a Bachelor's degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and a Master's degree from LUISS School of Government in Rome. She is a member of the Association of Italian Fundraising Professionals (ASSIF).
Website and Graphic Designer
Zach Stanik (they/them) is a recent graduate of Yale University, where they received a B.S. in computer science and focused on the graphic design curriculum at the Yale School of Art. They currently work as a freelance graphic designer based in Bushwick.