Click each name to learn more about our staff members and for contact information.
Michael J. Bobbitt (Artistic Director) joined New Repertory Theatre as an arts leader, director, choreographer, and playwright in 2019. Michael J. Bobbitt served as Artistic Director for Adventure Theatre-MTC in Maryland since 2007, where he led the organization to be a respected theatre/training company in the DC region, as well as a nationally influential professional Theatre for Young Audiences. He led a merger with Musical Theater Center, increased the organizational budget and audience, commissioned new works by noted playwrights, transferred two shows to Off-Broadway, built an academy, and earned dozens of Helen Hayes Award Nominations including eight wins. Bobbitt has directed/choreographed at Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Center, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Center Stage, Roundhouse Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and the Washington National Opera. His national and international credits include the NY Musical Theatre Festival, Mel Tillis 2001, La Jolla Playhouse, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, and the Olympics. As a writer, his work was chosen for the NYC International Fringe Festival and The New York and Musical Theatre Festival. He has two plays published by Rogers and Hammerstein Theatricals. He trained at Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management, The National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, and other top leadership programs. He earned the Excel Leadership Award (Center for Nonprofit Advancement) the Emerging Leader Award (County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities), and Person of the Year Award (Maryland Theatre Guide), among others.Email: email@example.com Phone: coming soon
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-923-7060 x8202
Jaclyn Dentino (Communications Director) joined the New Rep team in 2018 with experience in marketing, audience development, and general management. She holds a B.A. with a double major in Music Performance and Spanish from Case Western Reserve University, in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music. Jaclyn completed her M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University in 2015, and a graduate certificate in Fundraising Management the following spring. In addition to her position at New Rep, Jaclyn teaches private flute lessons at the North End Music & Performing Arts Center. In her free time, Jaclyn enjoys attending other theatre performances, and spending time with her horse and dog.Email: email@example.com Phone: 617-923-7060 ext. 8205
Bio coming soon.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-923-7060 x8208
Ari Herbstman (Development Manager)arrived at New Rep in 2018. He has received a Masters of Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University, as well as a B.A., specializing in business administration from the University of Iowa. He has served as a Donor Recruiter at Brigham and Women’s and Dana-Farber, as well as several years in AmeriCorps *NCCC as a Team Leader. His love of theatre began at an early age and has not waned since. His two daughters, Viola and Miranda, as well as his wife, Myfanwy live in Arlington, MA. In what free time he has, he enjoys performing with Theatre@First, knitting, and playing with his daughters.Email: email@example.com@newrep.org Phone: 617-923-7060 x8210
Bio coming soon.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-923-7060 x8200
Emily DeCarolis (Creative Services & Marketing Associate) joined the New Repertory Theatre team in September 2018. She holds a BFA in Design from Lesley University, where she acted and stage managed for LU’s Shakespeare Troupe, The Oxford Street Players. Emily interned with The Actor’s Shakespeare Project while completing her degree, and has since worked with Urbanity Dance, Worcester Shakespeare Company, and Mystery Café Dinner Theater.Email: email@example.com Phone: 617-923-7060 x8211
Elena Morris (Artistic Associate) is thrilled to be on the artistic team at New Rep after completing her BFA in Theatre Arts at Boston University in 2018. In addition to her studies in dramaturgy, directing, playwrighting, and acting, Elena has served twice as a teaching artist for the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute and at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. She is looking forward to cultivating her passions for new play development and audience engagement so as to uplift the voices of artists and their work.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-923-7060 x8213
Bio coming soon.Email: email@example.com Phone: 617-923-7060 x8212
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-923-7060 x8207
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 BroadwayWorld.com. 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 www.jmnpublications.com.Email: email@example.com Phone: 617-923-7060 x8206
Angelica Potter (Box Office Manager) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-923-8487