Marty Pottenger (she/her/hers)
Executive & Artistic Director
Marty Pottenger is a theater artist, playwright, activist, and pioneer of arts-based civic dialogues. She is the founder of Art At Work, a national initiative that puts creativity to work strengthening city governments’ ability to meet challenges of inequity, partisanship, and climate emergency. Marty received an OBIE award for City Water Tunnel #3, a performance and five-year community art project celebrating the building of the largest public works project in the Western Hemisphere, and has been both a MacDowell Fellow and a Headlands Fellow. Her plays have toured the United States and Europe since 1975, including: #PhillySavesEarth (Painted Bride); ABUNDANCE: America & Money (NYC, Philadelphia, Seattle, Burlington, Houston, Providence, Chicago); City Water Tunnel #3 (Obie-award, Judith Anderson Theatre, NYC & ICA, London); Radio Calls (Portland, ME); home land security (Portland, ME); and All The Way Home (Portland, ME). Marty is currently at work on MAINEUSA – a tragic musical comedy about the history of Maine from the Ice Age til now. As told by a cast of 100 community performers and a life-size Right Whale puppet, MAINEUSA will inspire Mainers to come together with a fierce determination to combat climate destruction.
Jake Stepansky (he/him/his)
Operations & Development Manager
Jake is a theatre-maker, writer, and arts administrator. He was the operations manager of Austin, TX-based dance company Forklift Danceworks. He writes for APAP’s Inside Arts magazine, where his portfolio includes interviews with Kristin Chenoweth, Arthur Mitchell, and Bassem Youssef. Jake is the co-founder of JETco., a theatre company that creates extraordinary gatherings that inform and inspire. He has worked as a production assistant and educator at the American Repertory Theater (ART) in Cambridge, MA, including on the NYC-bound productions of Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 and Nice Fish, and as a director at the ART’s second stage, OBERON. He has also worked with Harvard’s annual ARTS FIRST festival, London’s Gate Theatre, and Austin’s paper chairs and Salvage Vanguard Theater. Jake graduated from Harvard College with the Radcliffe Doris Cohen Levi Prize for outstanding achievement in musical theater, and will be returning to Cambridge in the fall to pursue a Master’s degree in Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.