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Emily Mann |   Timothy J. Shields |   Bill Lockwood | Board of Trustees

Emily Mann
Emily Mann

(ArtisticDirector/Resident Playwright)

Multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann is celebrating her 25th season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre where she has overseen over 125 productions. Under Ms. Mann’s leadership, McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater and accepted the 2013 Tony Award for best new play for Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Most recently at McCarter, Ms. Mann directed her adaptation of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra starring Nicole Ari Parker and Esau Pritchett, David Auburn’s Proof, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance and the world premieres of The Convert by Danai Gurira (also at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and CTG in Los Angeles; six Ovation Awards, including Best Director of a Play and nominated for 13; also nominated for three Jeff Awards including Best Production); Phaedra Backwards by Marina Carr; Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why; and Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I (also at Playwrights Horizons). Emily directed A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway in 2012 with Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker. Emily’s plays include Execution of Justice (Guggenheim Fellowship, Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson Awards, Drama Desk and Outer Circle Award nominations); Still Life (six Obie Awards); Greensboro (A Requiem); Meshugah; and Annulla, An Autobiography. Ms. Mann wrote and directed Having Our Say, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations; NAACP and Joseph Jefferson Awards; Peabody and Christopher Awards for the screenplay). A collection of her plays, Testimonies: Four Plays, has been published by TCG. Her adaptations include: three Chekhov plays (Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and a free adaptation of The Seagull: A Seagull in the Hamptons) and The House of Bernarda Alba (recently staged in London). A winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award and the Edward Albee Last Frontier Directing Award, Emily is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its council. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University and was named the 2011 Person of the Year from the National Theatre Conference. Upcoming projects include Ms. Mann’s adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage, which will premiere in the fall of 2014 for New York Theatre Workshop under Ivo van Hove’s direction.

Timothy J. Shields
Timothy J. Shields

(Managing Director)

Timothy J. Shields has been McCarter’s Managing Director since January of 2009. This is his second period of employment at McCarter. From 1983 through 1992 he was McCarter’s Business Manager and later General Manager. His professional experience spans 30 years and includes serving as Managing Director of Milwaukee Repertory Theater for 10 and a half years and as Managing Director at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY for six. He has also held administrative positions at The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis and at the Denver Center Theatre Company. He is the President of the League of Resident Theatres [LORT], the nationwide management association of 75 professional non-profit theaters such as McCarter. He serves on the board of ArtPride New Jersey which works to increase awareness at local, state, and national levels for funding, support, and recognition of the arts as being vital to New Jersey's quality of life, education, and economic vitality. During his career, Mr. Shields has also served on the boards of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for professional non-profit theater; Milwaukee’s Latino Arts Board; and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee. He was co-founder of Wisconsin’s statewide theater association, Theatre Wisconsin, and served as its President for eight years. He has been a panelist, panel chair, and an on-site reporter for the National Endowment for the Arts. As a consultant, he has led strategic planning retreats and conducted searches for leadership positions for other theaters. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama Production from Carnegie-Mellon University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.


Bill lockwood
Bill Lockwood

(Special Programming Director)

William W. Lockwood, Jr. has been responsible for McCarter’s special programs for almost half a century and is currently the senior arts presenter in the United States in terms of continuous service. As Special Programming Director, his association with McCarter goes back even more than 50 years to the days when he produced his first events at the venue while a Princeton undergraduate. Since 1963, he has brought thousands of world-renowned and emerging artists in every genre to McCarter audiences—music (both classical and pop), dance, jazz, variety, family, cabaret, and even film. Mr. Lockwood is McCarter’s unofficial historian and the author of McCarter Theatre: 1930-2005, a memoir published at the time of the building’s 75th anniversary in 2005. From 1966 to l993, he served as Programming Director for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a tenure during which he helped create the Great Performers Series and the Mostly Mozart Festival (which he named), programs that both continue to this day. In l997, he helped inaugurate the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark (NJPAC) as its Principal Programming Associate, a title he continues to hold in addition to that at McCarter. He also served in the same capacity as the chief programming officer for the first two seasons of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Mr. Lockwood continues to curate an annual film series for the Priceton Adult School entitled “Second Chance Cinema,” and has served for 40 years as the Graduate Treasurer and Resident Faculty Advisor to the Princeton Triangle Club, of which he is a Trustee Emeritus.


Board Of Trustees
2014- 2015

Brian J. McDonald

Vice President
Chad Klaus

Vice President
Leslie Kuenne

Vice President
Kathleen Kund Nolan

Suzy Domenick

Jesse I. Treu

Immediate Past President
Peter J. Ventimiglia, PhD.

Ashley Aitken-Davies 
Timothy M. Andrews 
Ellen Gould Baber 
Leonard J. Berlik 
Reginald M. Browne 
James Burke 
Harvey Butler 
Michael Cadden 
Robert J. Caruso 
Lena Chang, PhD 
Cynthia Cherrey 
Elizabeth Good Christopherson 
Peter M. Dodds 
Robert K. Durkee 
Shawn William Ellsworth 
Sandy Ewell
John G. Forbes, Jr
Joan S. Girgus
Gigi Goldman
Victoria Hamilton
Jim Huang
Raman Kapur
Matthew H. Lubart, Esq.
Duncan L. MacMillan
James J. Marino
Tamera Matteo
Robert A. Mintz
Kim Pimley
Carolyn P. Sanderson
Deborah Shepherd
Valerie A. Smith
James Christen Steward
Anne M. VanLent
Danilo Verge


Honorary Trustees
Carol L. Beske
Martin Chooljian
Patricia Paine Dougherty
Petie Duncan
Liz Fillo
William M. Green, MD
John P. Hall, Jr.
J. Robert Hillier
Peggy Hughes-Fulmer
J. Seward Johnson, Jr.
Lynn D. Johnston
Samuel W. Lambert, III
Phyllis Marchand
Edward Matthews
Joann Mitchell
Jacqueline O. Phares
Judith McCartin Scheide
Win Short
W.S. Gerald Skey
Linda M. Swain
Martha Vaughn
Van Zandt Williams, Jr.
Ruth Wilson
Thomas H. Wright

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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