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Riverside Theatre 2016-17 Leadership

Sean Lewis* (Artistic Director) A Director, Playwright, Solo Performer and Filmmaker, Sean’s plays and solo performances have been performed internationally at the Institut Del Teatre in Barcelona, Spain; at Orange Tea Theatre in Amsterdam, Netherlands; at the Uno Festival of Solo Performance in Victoria, British Columbia; in Rwanda at the Centre X Centre International Theatre Festival; and with Ghost Dog Productions on tour throughout the United Kingdom. In the United States his work has been produced across the continental US at Baltimore Centerstage (MD), Interact Theatre, Graterford Prison, Luna Theater and Touchstone Theatre (PA), Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington DC), Southern Rep (New Orleans), American Theater Company, Prologue Theatre and Halcyon Theatre (Chicago), Hancher Auditorium, the Englert Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Grinnell College Center Stage Series, CSPS/Legion Arts and Luther College’s Center of Faith and Life (Iowa), Available Light Theatre, Know Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre and Actor’s Summit (Ohio)Lied Center for Performing Arts (Nebraska), Redfern Performing Arts Center and Pontine Theatre (New Hampshire), Salt Lake Acting Company (Utah), Sandglass Theatre (Vermont), Hartbeat Ensemble (Connecticut); Horizon Theatre (Atlanta); Equinox Theatre (Montana); Blank Theatre and Theatre of Note (Los Angeles); Empty Boat and the Idaho Juvenile Detention Center (Idaho); Revolutions International Theatre Festival (New Mexico), Ko Festival of Performance (Massachusetts), Cape May Stage (New Jersey), Lawrence Arts Center (Kansas) and Adirondack Theatre Festival, Drilling Company, Gerald W. Lynch Theatre, Bowery Poetry Club and Theater for the New City in his native New York.

Jennifer Holan (Executive Director) spent the early part of her career in various (for profit) marketing roles in NYC and Chicago. Since 2007, she has lived and worked in Iowa City. She joined Riverside Theatre as Marketing Director in 2009, became its Development Director in 2011, and Executive Director in September 2014. Additionally, Jennifer is the Secretary on the Executive Committee of the National New Play Network. Jennifer holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA in creative writing and literature from Bennington College in Vermont.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


2016-17 Riverside Theatre Staff 

Artistic Director, Sean Christopher Lewis
Executive Director, Jennifer Holan
Patron Services & House Manager, Andy Sohn
Company Manager, Irena Saric
Marketing Manager, Alyssa Perry

Technical Director, Cami Sackett
Finance Manager, Jenny Henningsen

Riverside Theatre Board of Directors

Chair: Mary Lu Callahan 
Vice Chair: Jennifer Whitmore
Most recent Past Chair:

Anna Barker, Mary Lu Callahan, Dale Farland, Lesanne Fliehler, Nancy Hauserman, Vin Hrasky, Eric Olsen, Dazi Russell Wallace, Paul Weller, Natasha Wendt, Jennifer Whitmore, Nancy Williams


Ron Clark
Jody Hovland
Bruce Wheaton


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