Click each name to learn more about our staff members and for contact information.

Jim Petosa (Artistic Director)

Jim Petosa (Artistic Director) joined New Repertory Theatre as an award-winning theatre artist, educator, and leader in 2012. He has served as Director of the School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts, at Boston University since 2002, and Artistic Director of Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center for the Arts and its National Players educational touring company (1994-2012). While at BU, he established the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional production extension of the BU School of Theatre, in 2008. Throughout the Northeast, Mr. Petosa has directed for numerous institutions, including Brecht on Brecht, Good, Freud’s Last Session, Broken Glass, Assassins, On the Verge, The Elephant Man (IRNE Nomination), Amadeus, Three Viewings, The Last Five Years, and Opus at New Rep. In Boston, his work was nominated for two IRNE awards for A Question of Mercy (BCAP). He has served as one of three artistic leaders for the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC) since 1987. In Maryland, his work earned over 25 Helen Hayes Award nominations as well as the award for outstanding direction of a musical for Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well… His production of Look! We Have Come Through! was nominated for the Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play, and he earned the Montgomery County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Award for Outstanding Artist/Scholar. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Mr. Petosa has served on the executive board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for StageSource. Originally from New Jersey, he was educated at The Catholic University of America and resides in Quincy.

Email:     Phone: 617-923-7060 x8201

Harriet Sheets (Managing Director)

Harriet Sheets (Managing Director) joined New Repertory Theatre as Managing Director in Fall 2000, bringing with her experience in human resources, union contracts and negotiations, budgeting and cash flow management, as well as Marketing, Development and Special Events. During her tenure, Ms. Sheets has successfully managed the theatre’s increasing operational budget, while maintaining several years of positive net assets and moving the company from Newton Highlands to Watertown’s Arsenal Center for the Arts. Her management of the Marketing and Development departments has garnered increased growth in subscription and single ticket sales, as well as increased support for annual fundraising events and funding from corporate and foundation sources. Prior to her employment with New Rep, Ms. Sheets was the General Manager at Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT). Ms. Sheets was at MRT for nine years, where she worked as Stage Manager, Production Manager, Operations Manager, and finally General Manager. Ms. Sheets started her theatre career as an Equity Stage Manager and has worked for numerous theatres including The Opera Company with Sarah Caldwell, North Shore Music Theatre, The Wilbur, The Huntington Theatre Company, Worcester Foothills Theatre, Theatre by the Sea in Portsmouth, and the Ogunquit Playhouse. She holds a BFA from Arizona State University, where she met her husband, Dave Brown, Production Manager for Stoneham Theatre.

Email:     Phone: 617-923-7060 x8202

Alexis Dearborn (General Manager)

Alexis Dearborn (General Manager) joined the New Repertory Theatre in the summer of 2013. Locally, she has worked with the production and box offices at the Huntington Theatre Company. Prior to moving to Boston, Alexis served as Production and Facilities Associate at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD and as Project Coordinator at Leadership in Medicine in White River Junction, VT. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, she pursued a B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics and worked as a stage manager in her free time. She recently received her M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University. A native of Santa Monica, CA, Alexis now resides in Boston.

Email:     Phone: 617-923-7060 x8200

Katy Doughty (Marketing & Creative Services Associate)

Katy Doughty (Marketing & Creative Services Associate) joined New Rep in 2017.  She graduated with a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to her work at New Rep, she worked at the Box Office of the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline and Chamber Theatre Productions in Boston. She also works as a designer and illustrator. Originally from Texas, she now resides in Somerville.

Email:     Phone: 617-923-7060 x8211

Leila Ghaemi (Artistic Associate)

Leila Ghaemi joined New Rep in 2017. She earned her BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University. Leila has had the great pleasure to work as an actor, director, and dramaturg in Montreal, QC; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; and the Greater Boston area. She is thrilled to be back at New Repertory Theatre, which she first began working with in 2012.

Email:     Phone: 617-923-7060 x8213

Hannah Huling (Production Manager)

Bio coming soon.

Email:     Phone: 617-923-7060 x8208

Jillian Levine (Development Manager)

Jillian Levine (Development Manager) joined New Rep in the spring of 2014. Jillian began her career in stage management and box office, and eventually made her way to fundraising! She most recently served as the Development Coordinator at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy where she worked in database management and special events, including Party in the Park (named Must-Attend Charity Gala by Boston Magazine). She previously served as the Public Relations Assistant at Boston University College of Fine Arts and prior to that was the Development Assistant at AIDS Action Committee. She holds a BFA in Theater from the University of the Arts and an MS in Arts Administration and Fundraising Management from Boston University, where she completed her graduate practicum in Development at New Rep in 2012. Jillian currently resides in Watertown.

Email:     Phone: 617-923-7060 x8212

Lily Linke (Education Associate)

Lily Linke (Education Associate) joined New Rep in 2015 as a member of Classic Repertory Company, and joined the staff in the summer of 2016. Lily earned her BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, where she discovered her passion for theatre as a catalyst for education, community building and social change. In 2013, she lived and worked with Double Edge Theatre in western MA, immersing herself in their unique approach to physical devising and community engagement. In the fall of 2014, Lily was the Connectivity Intern for Central Square Theater, where she focused on directing, dramaturgy, and organizing a variety of pre and post-show events. In addition to managing New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company, Lily is currently a part-time preschool teacher in Somerville, where her passion for merging art and education takes adorable and silly new form. She has worked as an actor, director, dramaturg, and art teacher over the past decade.

Email:    Phone: 617-923-7060 x8207

Sarah Morrisette (Education Associate)

Sarah Morrisette (Education Associate) joined the New Rep team after performing with Classic Repertory Company on the 2017-2018 tour. Sarah earned her BFA in Acting from Ithaca College, where she began to explore her passion for using the arts to educate, build community and inspire social change. She was an intern at the Centro de Teatro do Oprimido in Rio de Janiero, Brazil where she immersed herself in the methodology of Augusto Boal and worked with various theatre groups throughout the vibrant city. As a facilitator of Theatre of the Oppressed, she has led workshops in Mozambique, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Chile and throughout the Northeastern USA. Sarah is a resident theatre teaching artist at Hyde Square Task Force, a community development organization in Jamaica Plain.

Email:    Phone: 617-923-7060 x8207

Jan Nargi (Group Sales Associate)

Jan Nargi (Group Sales Associate) joined New Rep in early 2016. The owner and creative director of JMN Publications, Jan has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, public relations, sales and journalism. Her equally strong creative, technical and organizational skills equip her to provide innovative solutions for a wide variety of clients including Broadway stars Leslie Uggams and Rachel York. She manages publicity, websites and social media. A writer and theater devotee her entire life, Jan has served as publicist for Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham, Mass. and as senior editor and theater critic covering Boston and New England for Throughout her career she has had hundreds of articles published in business, entertainment and consumer publications. She has also acted, directed, and written for the theater since high school, and starred in the occasional B-movie with SideShow Cinema. She can be found online at

Email:     Phone: 617-923-7060 x8206

Angelica Potter (Box Office Manager)

Angelica joined New Repertory Theatre in the summer of 2017 with ten years of Box Office experience; having spent the last three and a half years as Box Office Manager for Fiddlehead Theatre Company. She has an A.S. in Theatre, earned a specialty degree in Shakespeare from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. In addition to working as Box Office Manager for New Rep, she stays busy teaching dance and choreographing for a local studio.

As a classically trained vocalist, she began her career on stage performing in a variety of musicals, plays and dance productions, but it wasn’t long before she began working behind-the-scenes as well. Over the past decade, Angelica has worked in a variety of roles outside the Box Office, including Director, Make-Up Designer, Company Manager, House Manager, and Production Assistant. In addition to her role as teacher and choreographer for her dance studio, she takes on the role of Stage Manager for all of their productions and dabbles in lighting, music and sound design. She also has numerous years of experience in the customer service industry having worked at a bank, a busy casual dining restaurant, multiple retail stores, and a comedy club.

In her spare time she enjoys writing, singing, reading, hiking and traveling to both new places and old favorites. She currently resides in Chelmsford.

Email:     Phone: 617-923-8487