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


Artistic Director/Resident Playwright

Emily Mann is in her 28th season as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright. Her nearly 50 McCarter directing credits include productions by Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Williams and the world premieres of Murder on the Orient Express; Baby Doll; Five Mile LakeThe Convert; The How and the Why; Miss Witherspoon; and Me, Myself & I. This spring Mann will direct the McCarter-commissioned world premiere of Chris Durang’s Turning Off the Morning News. Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Anna in the Tropics, Execution of Justice, Having Our Say. Her plays: Having Our Say, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth; Execution of JusticeStill LifeAnnulla, An AutobiographyGreensboro (A Requiem)MeshugahMrs. Packard, and Hoodwinked (a Primer on Radical Islamism). She is currently writing a play with Gloria Steinem. Adaptations: Baby DollScenes from a MarriageUncle VanyaThe Cherry OrchardA Seagull in the Hamptons, The House of Bernarda AlbaAntigone. Awards: Peabody, Hull Warriner, NAACP, Obie's, Guggenheim, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations, a Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts, a Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights' Award, and the Margo Jones Award given to a "citizen-of-the-theatre who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theatre everywhere.”

Timothy J. Shields  
Timothy J. Shields  


Managing Director

Timothy J. Shields has served as McCarter’s Managing Director since 2009. From 1983 to 1992 he was McCarter’s Business Manager and General Manager. His professional experience includes serving as Managing Director of Milwaukee Repertory Theater for ten years; as Managing Director at Geva Theatre Center (Rochester, NY) for six; and he’s held administrative positions at The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis and Denver Center Theatre Company. He’s the current President of the League of Resident Theatres [LORT] and serves as Vice-Chair of the board of ArtPride NJ. He’s served on the boards of Theatre Communications Group; Milwaukee’s Latino Arts Board; the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, and Theatre Wisconsin and been a panelist, panel chair, and on-site reporter for the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds a BFA in Drama Production from Carnegie-Mellon University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

Bill lockwood  
William W. Lockwood, Jr.  


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

Leslie Kuenne
Reginald M. Browne
Vice President
Chad Klaus
Vice President
Deborah Shepherd
Vice President
Anne M. VanLent
Timothy M. Andrews
Brian J. McDonald
Immediate Past President

Ashley Aitken-Davies
Ellen Gould Baber
Leonard J. Berlik
Daniela Bonafede-Chhabra
Harvey Butler
Michael Cadden
W. Rochelle Calhoun
Robert J. Caruso
Lena Chang, PhD
Douglas Chia
Paul T. Decker
Peter M. Dodds
Jill Dolan
Suzy Domenick
Robert K. Durkee
Sandy Ewell
John G. Forbes, Jr.
Joan S. Girgus
Cheryl Goldman
Debora Haines
Victoria Hamilton
Jim Huang
Raman Kapur
Duncan L. MacMillan
Tamera Matteo
Rhonda Medina
Robert A. Mintz
C. Schuyler Morehouse
Kathleen Nolan
Wilma Nurse
Aquatia L. Owens
Douglas Palmer
Ramona E. Romero
Bill E. Sappington
Karen Schmitt
James Christen Steward
Lisa Skeete Tatum


Honorary Trustees
Carol L. Beske
Martin Chooljian
Liz Fillo
William M. Green, MD
John P. Hall, Jr.
J. Robert Hillier
J. Seward Johnson, Jr.
Lynn D. Johnston
Robert T. Keck
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
Peter J. Ventimiglia
Jack Wallace
Van Zandt Williams, Jr.
Ruth Wilson
Thomas H. Wright


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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