BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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MICHAEL GILLETTE, M.D., M.S.P.H

President

Michael Gillette is a physician and classically trained composer who joined the TWTC board in 2017. Previously,  Michael worked with the company on sound design and original composition for their productions of The Mutilated and Camino Real. Michael studied music composition at the Hartt School and his interests range from traditional orchestral music to avant-garde fusion. Michael is in on faculty at the Tulane School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Tulane RIGHT Global Health Program. He is a resident of the Historic Lower 9th Ward and is committed to the resiliency and artistic vibrancy of our city.

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AUGUSTIN J CORRERO, M.F.A

Vice President

Augustin is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of TWTC. 

See his staff bio above.

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LORNA SEYBOLT, M.D.

Secretary

Lorna is a pediatrician and infectious disease specialist. Originally from New England she moved to New Orleans 10 years ago and works with people living with HIV and hepatitis at a community health center in the city. She has had a lifelong interest in the performing and visual arts and balances medicine with writing and photography.

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SCOTT R. KING

Interim Treasurer

Scott King lives in New Orleans and New York.  After a career on Wall Street as a biotechnology investment analyst, he became a serial entrepreneur specializing in autologous stem cell therapy.  Scott and his partner Dave Hurlbert founded the Marigny Opera House.  He is also a composer working currently on the musical Perfectly Imperfect.

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Gwendolyn Foxworth, BSN, MSN, FNP, CDC

Board Member

Gwendolyne Foxworth is a native of North Carolina and a spiritual native of New Orleans, LA, where she has resided for more than 35 years. She is a graduate of Hampton University, Hampton VA / BSN; University of Alabama in Birmingham / MSN, and Post Masters Certification / FNP from LSUHSC. She is a Nurse Practitioner currently practicing part time in the area of Diabetes Care and Education. She has had a lifelong passion for science and the arts! 

She inherited her passion for Theatre from her Mother, who was a High School French and English teacher, as well as Drama Club Director. She has a particular interest and commitment to creating and supporting opportunities for disadvantaged youth to participate and develop potential talent and life enhancing appreciation for Theatre Arts!

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LaKesha Glover, M.B.A

Board Member

LaKesha Glover is the founder and executive producer of Tootsie Productions, which is in production for a web-series called Rosebud. Ms. Glover moved back to New Orleans in 2015 after working as a Director of Education at the Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles for over 7 years. Ms. Glover has performed in several productions around the Greater New Orleans Area and has made TWTC her home since their second show of the first season, when she starred in Small Craft Warnings. LaKesha believes in TWTC's mission to highlight such an important playwright, who fell in love with the city of New Orleans the same way she has.

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JEFFREY LAHOSTE

Board Member

Jeffrey LaHoste founded Tectonic Theater Project with Moisés Kaufman. He was nominated for a Best Play Tony Award for 33 Variations and an Emmy Award as a writer of the HBO film adaptation of The Laramie Project. Laramie won the Humanitas Prize, the National Board of Review, and the GLAAD Media Award, and was the opening night selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Jeffrey wrote The Very Extraordinary Mr. Law, which was presented at the Colorado New Play Festival. He teaches Moment Work, Tectonic’s method for devising theater.

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ELEANOR PRITCHARD, Ph.D.

Board Member

Nori Pritchard is a Ben Franklin alum who holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. She is a co-owner of NOLA Craft Culture in Mid-City and mother to two little boys, Matthew and Tommy, who she is raising in Mid-City with her husband Nathaniel Twarog.

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ROBERT WALDRUP, J.D.

Board Member

Robert is an attorney and military veteran. Prior to moving back to New Orleans in 2022, he served as an operational meteorologist and circuit prosecutor in the United States Air Force. In 2016, Robert co-founded the Waldrup-Crosby Endowed Law Scholarship at Tulane Law School, an initiative that provides financial assistance and mentorship to black law students at Tulane.  Robert is also a member of the Tulane Law School Dean’s Advisory Board, and the Tulane Law Review Board of Advisory Editors.

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STEPHANIE HINNERSHITZ, Ph.D.

Board Member

Steph Hinnershitz is originally from Pennsylvania and is currently a Senior Historian at The National WWII Museum. She received her PhD in history from the University of Maryland and held a number of teaching positions before moving to New Orleans in 2021. While living and teaching in Cleveland, Ohio, she took advantage of the city's Playhouse Square theatre district and developed an appreciation for plays.

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ELISE JOHNS, Ph.D., LPC­S, NCC

Board Member

Elise Johns, Ph.D., LPC­S, NCC is an Assistant Professor at University of the Cumberlands. She holds a doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans and a master's in Counseling Psychology from Troy University. Dr. Johns has clinical experience in outpatient mental health treatment, grief counseling, crisis intervention, training clinics, and private practice. Dr. Johns has maintained a private practice in New Orleans for the past 8 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Approved Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor. Dr. Johns' research and teaching interests include multicultural competencies, LGBTIQA, spirituality, and ethical competencies of clinicians working with terminally ill clients. 

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NICK SHACKLEFORD

Board Member

Nick is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of TWTC. 

See his staff bio above.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

A.J. Allegra

Joshua Bernard

Beau Bratcher

Cosmin Chivu

Brenda Currin

Ryan Delaney, Esq.

Spencer Doyle

Joseph Furnari

Ryan Glorioso, CSA

Dr. Kenneth Holditch

Thomas Keith

James Kelley

Karen Kohlhaas

Robert Lucien Larrivière

Rebecca Mark

Joey Olsen 

Paul J. Willis