Jamie Aznive

Jamie Aznive

Audience Services Manager (She/Her/Hers) Jamie’s love for theatre evolved when she started working at WFT as a student in 2009; participating as backstage crew, producer’s assistant, box office clerk, and Captioning Coordinator. Jamie has worked as the Box Office Manager for Interlakes Theatre (IST) in Meredith, New Hampshire. At IST she received her first directional credits in 2013 with the Children’s Theatre production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Jamie graduated from Wheelock College with a degree in Education Studies and Theatre, and in 2014 she became the Box Office Manager at WFT, where she also trains new work- study students in effective practices for both Front of House operations, and Box Office. Jamie’s passion for merging theatre and education is reflected in her work for both production and educational capacities, as a Teaching Artist, Stage Manager, and Director. JAznive@bu.edu

Jenna Corcoran

Jenna Corcoran

Marketing Specialist (She/Her/Hers) graduated in 2017 from Boston College where she received a B.A. in Communication and Theatre. She has been involved in Boston theater since the age of six when she played Gretl at her first home, Turtle Lane Playhouse. Most recently, Jenna has been involved with SpeakEasy Stage Company, Arlington Friends of the Drama and Arlington Children’s Theatre. When not marketing productions, Jenna loves directing and performing. Favorite credits include, Spring Awakening (Ilse), American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), Bye Bye Birdie (Ursula), Assassins (Director) and Singin’ in the Rain Jr. (Director). Jenna loves to work with young artists who share her passion for theatre. She is grateful for the opportunity to promote the incredible WFT @ BU productions and education programs, and work with so many wonderful local organizations and patrons. Jcorc@bu.edu

Jeri Hammond

Jeri Hammond

Director of Education & Community Engagement (She/Her/Hers) brings to her work over thirty years experience as an educator and a lifelong passion for the arts. An alum of Wheelock College, Jeri has degrees in early childhood/ elementary education and special education with a minor in theatre arts.  She also holds advanced degrees in Reading/ Literacy Development and Educational Leadership. She loved her years as a teacher of students in grades K-2, more than twenty of which, at the Driscoll School in Brookline. Jeri has been part of the Wheelock Family Theatre “family” since the very beginning and has worked as a  teaching artist in the education program, a director, and both backstage and on stage. A member of Actor’s Equity, Jeri was seen on the Wheelock Family Theatre stage in such roles as Mayella in To Kill a Mockingbird, Emily in Our Town, and Mary Warren in The Crucible. She loves her work as Director of Education where she plays a role in fostering empathy, creativity, and intellectual curiosity in the hundreds of students (pre-K-grade 12) who participate in Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University’s Education Program each year. Jerih@bu.edu

Ben Lieberson

Technical Director (He/Him/His) is a lifelong theater-maker, artist, and resident of the Boston area. Prior to joining WFT@BU, Ben was the Scene Shop Supervisor for Wellesley College Theatre and freelanced as a Technical Director for companies including Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Company One, Arlekin Players Theatre, and Liars & Believers. Ben’s set designs have been seen at ASP, MIT Theatre Arts, Legion Theatre Project, Fresh Ink Theatre, and Flat Earth Theatre, among others. Ben is also a member of Clerestory Light, a design firm that produces immersive events, including NightWood at The Mount, a ¾ mile long self-guided experience featuring lighting, sculpture, and original music on the grounds of Edith Wharton’s estate in Lenox, MA. Ben holds a BA in Visual Arts from Marlboro College.

Keith Orr

Keith Orr

Administrative Director (He/Him/His) joined WFT in August of 2017 as the Manager of Marketing & Development.  Prior to joining WFT@BU, Keith worked for 10 years as a Project Director/Project Manager for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (AAC) where he worked on a variety of initiatives, most recently related to the AAC merger with Fenway Health.  Keith was also the Executive Producer & Co-Host of One In Ten on WFNX, the first LGBT radio talk show on a commercial FM station, from 1995 to 2010, and was named the Boston market’s “Best Radio Talk Show Host” in 2001.  Keith was also a member of the Ryan Landry’s Gold Dust Orphan’s and has previously served as a member of the Executive Committee for the company.  Keith grew up in Cranston RI and has been Boston resident for 30+ years.  He currently resides in South Boston. Korr@bu.edu

Nick Vargas

Executive Director (He/Him/Hisis the Executive Director at Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University (WFT@BU), greater Boston’s home for professional theatre experiences for the entire family. He provides oversight of the organizational strategic vision that fulfills WFT@BU’s artistic, educational, and social justice purposes. Nick is also a director and educator, having directed numerous productions at WFT@BU, centering the organization’s commitment to telling intergenerational stories that inspire a more creative, empathetic, and just society. Select WFT@BU directing credits include: The Addams Family, The Wizard of Oz, Walking the Tightrope, Little Women the Musical, Ragtime, Stuart Little, Seussical (Boston Children’s Museum), A Year With Frog & Toad (Boston Children’s Museum), Nightfall with Edgard Alan Poe & The Drowsy Chaperone (Teen Ensemble). Additional directing credits include, Ever in the Glades (Boston University), The Spitfire Grill (Emerson Stage), Bigger Than You, Bigger Than Me (Field Trip Theatre) & Fallbeil (Field Trip Theatre). He previously held the positions of Interim Artistic Director and Associate Artistic & Education Director. Nick has also directed at Boston University’s School of Theatre and Emerson College. Prior to returning to Boston, Nick previously served as the Casting Director and Artistic Associate at Imagination Stage, in Bethesda, MD and was a founding member and Artistic Director of Field Trip Theatre in Washington, D.C. Nick holds a BA in Theatre Education & Directing from Emerson College and a MBA in Social Impact, with a concentration in Leadership & Organizational Transformation from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

Steve Vieira

Production Manager (He/Him/His) is a Boston-based Production Manager, Designer, and Teaching Artist. He previously served as the Production Manager at Actors’ Shakespeare Project and Winthrop High School as well as the Theatre Manager at the Neil Shapiro Center for the Performing Arts. He has served on the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild High School Executive Council and spent six years as the Performing Arts Director at Pierce Camp Birchmont in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. In addition to his work in the arts, he has worked as a Life Coach and advocate for persons with disabilities and is an annual volunteer at Camp Fatima’s Exceptional Citizens Week. Steve holds a BFA in Stage Management from the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University. Smvieira@bu.edu