Lorien Reese Mahay
Executive DirectorRead Biography »
Lorien Reese Mahay (she/her) is the (newish) Executive Director of Theatre Harrisburg, starting her second season this year. She holds an MFA in Dramaturgy and over a decade of nonprofit arts management experience as the former Associate Director for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Associate Director of Development at Bay Street Theatre, and Program Director for Robert Wilson’s interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts, The Watermill Center. Lorien can frequently be seen at coffee shops throughout the capital region with her husband (Judah), two kids (Cedric and Lyra), and mother-in-law (Kris). She is grateful to the community for being so welcoming and to everyone on her team for making Theatre Harrisburg the incredible place it is today.
Alison Reed Fry
Director of Marketing and CommunicationsRead Biography »
Alison Reed Fry (she/her) has loved theatre and the arts since she was very young. After spending nearly a decade in the corporate world, Alison was ready for a change, and felt she could combine her years of marketing experience with her passion for the arts and the non-profit sector. She joined the team in March 2021, and brings with her a BA in English from Lebanon Valley College, a MA in Strategic Communication Management from Concordia University, St. Paul, and many years of experience spent backstage or in the audience for countless productions. Alison lives in Camp Hill with her husband, Andy, their four pets, and entirely too many books. She and Andy love to spend weekends away in NYC catching a show or three as often as they can.
Artistic and Production DirectorRead Biography »
Kristi Ondo (she/her) has been involved with Theatre Harrisburg from way back in 1999, with their first large musical at the Whitaker Center (FOLLIES/Young Stella, Show Girl). She joined the staff in 2017 and has held various titles over the 5 years, currently as Artistic and Production Director. Kristi has a BA in Theatre/Communications from Susquehanna University, and an MA in Management from St. Francis University. Her start in producing began with Blue Line Arts and her friends from The Scarlet Letter in 2000, and she counts the opportunity to fully stage a production of that show in 2020 at our Krevsky Center as one of her proudest professional moments. Kristi lives in Harrisburg with her husband Mark, and two children: Eddie and Christiane, all three the joys of her life.
Technical DirectorRead Biography »
Curtis Mittong (he/him) is a native of Central Pennsylvania and an actor since his first fib, Curtis has followed his passion for Theater, Music, and Performing Arts to thirty states and twelve countries on three continents. His experience spans from performance and writing to technical direction and production in Film, Television, Stage, Radio, Commercials, and Improv ranging from Disney voice-overs to helping build iconic scenery for notable blockbuster movies and television shows. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2000) with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Theatre Performance and a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a professional music fraternal order. Curtis enjoys automotive racing, automotive customization, and intrepidly traveling the globe in his spare time.
Costume DesignerRead Biography »
Paul R. Foltz has been the Resident Costume Designer for Theatre Harrisburg for the past 40 years. He is also a member of the HACC Theatre creative team as the Resident Costume Designer and Adjunct Instructor for Costuming and Theatre History. A graduate of St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, Paul did his post graduate studies at the Drama Studio, London, England, and began his professional career at the Byre Theatre in St. Andrew’s Scotland. The primary focus of Paul’s career has been as a costumer whose work has taken him from summer stock in Bucks County PA to Children’s Theatre in Baltimore to The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York. Paul has also continued to work professionally as an actor, a director and, for almost twenty years, the Artistic Director and Lead of Lily White and Company, a transgressive performance troupe whose mission was the raising of funds for AIDS patient support. Paul was honored with a retrospective exhibit of his costume work at the Historic Harrisburg Association in conjunction with an exhibit at the LGBT Center of the work of Lily White and Company.