- Debra J’Anthony, Executive Director
- Jessica Abbate, Box Office Manager
- Alison Klejna , Front of House Manager
- Ed Hill, Technical Director
- A. Craig Brown, Esq. Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C.
60 State Street Northampton, MA 01060
Before joining the Academy of Music Theatre, Debra J’Anthony served as the executive director of the Shea Community Theater in Turners Falls, Mass., for sixteen years. During her tenure there, she was awarded the Community Theater Association Back Stage Award and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Senate Official Citation. In addition to her work at the Academy, Debra teaches flute and chamber music at Stoneleigh-Burnham and Eaglebrook schools, and has performed as a musician throughout North America and Europe. Her passion for the arts takes many forms. Debra is a published poet, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and a member of the national planning committee for SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day.
Jessica Abbate brings 14 years of customer service experience to the Academy’s Box Office. She has previously served the public at venues throughout the nation, including Yellowstone and Sequoia national parks. In the Pioneer Valley, Jessica served as a nature specialist at YMCA of Springfield Camp Weber before turning her attention to the arts. Prior to the Academy of Music, she worked for City Stage/Symphony Hall Box Office as box office manager.
Alison Klejna brings with her a varied arts administrative background. Most recently she spent more than five years working with Central Square Theater and its resident companies in Cambridge, where she served as the organization’s first Manager of Artistic Operations. In the past year she has also worked as a freelance Casting Assistant in the film industry. Prior to her tenure at Central Square Theater, she worked for Chamber Theatre Productions and the Ithaca College Department of Cinema and Photography. Alison graduated in the first Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School class and then received her B.A. in Dramatic Literature at Ithaca College, followed by her M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University.
Ed Hill brings ten years of stage management experience to the Academy of Music. He has served as Technical Director at Center Theatre in Maine, as an IATSE business agent and chief call steward in California and as Production Manager for California State University Monterey Bay. In addition to his stage experience, Ed has taught Technical Theatre Production and History at Eastern Maine Community College and California State University Monterey Bay.