Executive Board 2012-2013
Ryan Nuzzo, "Nuz," is the president of the Marist College Club of Theatre Arts. This junior is identified by his facial scruff and vast array of beanies. Ryan is double majoring in English (with a concentration in writing) and psychology, as well as minoring in theatre. He has been involved in theatre as a devout techie since his freshman year of high school.
In his MCCTA career, Ryan has assistant stage managed Snow White and Dog Sees God, and stage managed The Wedding Singer and Spine. In addition to stage managing, Ryan has been a props master, run crew chief, done house design, house managed for The Vagina Monologues with his partner in crime Jen Laski, and had plays in Festival in 2011 and 2012. He is very excited to see MCCTA continue to grow as a club and family. And maybe one day you'll see him on stage (if he doesn't have to keep calling you to tell you you're late to rehearsal).
Jennifer Laski is the Managing Director of Musicals for Marist College Club of Theatre Arts. As a current junior, she is majoring in Communications/Public Relations with a minor in Music. She was involved in her high school drama club for four years and served on their board as the Publicity Chair. Her passion for theatre has continued in college as she fell in love with MCCTA.
Jen joined MCCTA her freshman year when she worked on the props crew for Lysistrata and Snow White. Since then, she has been props designer for Dog Sees God, Oliver, The Wedding Singer, and Thumbelina. She has also worked as house manager for the past two years on The Vagina Monologue with her trusted partner, Ryan Nuzzo. Jen even made her debut on the MCCTA stage in Thumbelina last year. She is looking forward to working on several more shows in the upcoming season and she is very excited to see how MCCTA will grow in the future!
Peter Spratt is the Treasurer for Marist College Club of Theatre Arts.
Christina Angilletta is the Secretary for the Marist College Club of Theatre Arts.
Nicole Musto is the Managing Director of Mainstage for the Marist Club of Theater
Arts. She is a current sophomore majoring in Advertising with a certificate in Art
and Advertising design. She has been involved in MCCTA since the first week of
freshman year when she kept asking everyone when the theater club met and when
auditions were till she found her family. She is now honored to be on the e-board
and give back to a club that has given her so much.
Nicole has been dancing since the age of 2 and joined the theater world during her
sophomore year in high school. At Marist, she has performed in Wedding Singer and
Thumbelina, and also been props master for Gypsy. She cannot wait to be involved
in as many MCCTA productions as possible over the next few years and thinks you
should all do the same!
Jen Rizza is the Managing Director of Musicals for Marist College Club of Theatre Arts.
Mick Kastner is the Managing Director of Children’s Theatre of Marist College Club of Theatre Arts. He is currently a senior with a Biomedical Sciences major and Spanish minor and is originally from Marlboro, NJ. Mick has been involved in theatre since the 7 th grade and is well versed in most facets of theatre.
His career in MCCTA began in the second semester of his freshman year when a friend told him to audition for Robin Hood and he got a part. Since then, he has also had roles in The Girls Next Door, Snow White, Dog Sees God, and Thumbelina. He has produced Lysistrata, assistant directed The Wedding Singer, managed the box office for Oliver!, and directed a scene for Festival 2012 He hopes to have a lot of fun and do a lot to help the club while on the MCCTA board this season!
Marissa Russo is the Managing Director of Experimental Theatre and Festival. Marissa is a sophomore, majoring in English with a Literature concentration, with a minor in Theatre and a certification in Secondary Education. She is from Mattituck, NY, where she actively participated in theatre, and had the amazing opportunity to return musicals to her high school after a twenty-one year hiatus. She still continues to perform locally at the North Fork Community Theatre each summer.
Tara Higgins is the Technical Director for Marist College Club of Theatre Arts.
Shane Crumlish is the Chairperson of Production Management of Marist College Club of Theatre Arts. He is currently a junior, studying Computer Science with a minor in Information Technology. He grew up in Acton, MA. As an Eagle Scout, Shane has had plenty of management experience.
He has been involved in MCCTA since his freshman year at Marist, beginning as a stage crew lackey in Oliver!. He has since progressed as an Assistant Stage Manager for The Wedding Singer and Stage Manager for the Children’s Theater show,Thumbelina. Shane found his passion for theatre late in life and looks forward to helping others to realize their own passions for backstage work.
Michelle Scarr is the Chairperson of Publicity for MCCTA’s 2012-2013 Executive Board. Michelle (class of 2013) is a Communications major with a concentration in Advertising and a minor in Fashion Merchandising. Michelle has a love for all things theatre and all things publicity, so she feels this position is a perfect fit. Michelle has always been very involved in MCCTA since her freshmen year and is so happy she is now holding a place on the board.
Michelle has been acting since she was 12 years old. She is constantly performing in various community theatre productions at home as well as all the MCCTA productions that she can. She was also cast in two shows at Imperial College in London while she was studying abroad. Michelle has been involved in other aspects of MCCTA including publicity, costumes, and box office over the past three years. Michelle is super excited to fill Nelly G for all of the upcoming productions as well as getting the club more involved in publicity events.
Stephanie Johnson is the Chairperson of Costumes and Makeup for Marist College Club of Theatre Arts. Stephanie is a senior studying Fashion Merchandising with a double minor in Business and Product Development.
Stephanie got involved in MCCTA right away freshman year helping out with costumes and makeup for Into the Woods. Stephanie wasn’t scared away by this experience and became a part of the MCCTA family. She has helped out with costumes for essentially every single show since then, aside from her brief semester in London, and was Costume Chief for Oliver! her sophomore year. Stephanie has also been involved in other aspects of MCCTA. Sophomore year she was elected to be Treasurer of MCCTA, and that same year she also produced the Children’s Theater production of Snow White. Stephanie made her acting debut at Marist her junior year as “Woman” in Children’s Theater. She doesn’t know what’s next for her in theater, but she hopes to spend lots of time with the MCCTA family in the green room!
Robert Peterpaul is the Chairperson of Box Office and House (COBO) for Marist College Club of Theatre Arts. Currently a senior, Robert is studying Communications with a concentration in Radio/TV/ Film and also minoring in Theatre at Marist.
Despite the serious look in his picture, Robert has always loved and tried to make people smile. This should make it no surprise then that theatre and entertainment are a huge part of his life. After acting throughout elementary and high school, MCCTA was obviously the club he wanted to be apart of most. Robert's history with MCCTA includes acting, directing, writing, helping to build sets and various other things. He has studied theatre both on the Marist campus and in London, and hopes that he can bring his experiences to enhance the already great organization.
Robert wishes that this little blurb doesn't bore you too much, but more importantly that he can aid MCCTA in putting a smile on someone's face. Yes, he knows that was cheesy.