The Lillys Board of Directors
Marsha Norman won a Pulitzer for her play ‘night, Mother, a Tony for The Secret Garden on Broadway and a Tony for her book for The Color Purple (2016 Revival).
Ms. Norman is co-chair of Playwriting at Juilliard and serves on the Steering Committee of the Dramatists Guild. She has numerous film and TV credits, as well as a Peabody for her work in TV. She has won several awards including the Inge Lifetime Achievement in Playwriting, and the Career Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild.
In 2010, Ms. Norman founded The Lillys with Julia Jordan and Theresa Rebeck.
Julia Jordan is an award-winning American playwright, television and screenwriter. She is a graduate of Barnard College, class of 1989, and received a masters degree from Trinity, Dublin. She is a member of New Dramatists and the Dramatist Guild Council.
Lily M. Fan is a theater and documentary producer. She founded Scandobean Productions in 2010. She is proud to be part of this monumental and unprecedented drive towards betterment for all (women) in theater.
Janice Maffei is a playwright and a partner in VisionFirst, a firm that helps organizations to think forward, create change and get results. A member of The Dramatists Guild, her work has been published and produced in the metropolitan area. She earned an MFA from Stony Brook University.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez is an Oscar and Grammy award winning songwriter. She is the co-writer of the recently opened Frozen on Broadway as well as Disney’s Frozen (Oscar and Grammy wins), and “Remember Me” from Pixar’s Coco (Oscar win). She is also the co-writer of In Transit, the first-ever all a capella musical on Broadway, Finding Nemo the Musical, running at Disney World since 2006, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, and Emmy nominated songs for TV’s 87thAcademy Awardsand The Comedians. She’s currently at work on Disney’s Frozen 2. A recipient of the BMI Harrington Award and the 2014 Lily Award, Anderson-Lopez serves on the Council for the Dramatists Guild and on the Advisory Board for the Brooklyn Children’s Theatre. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
Amanda Green is an American actress, singer and songwriter.
Mandy Greenfield is Artistic Director of the Tony Award winning Williamstown Theatre Festival. In 2015, she expanded the New Play Development initiatives of WTF with the establishment of a New Play & Musical Commissioning Program. Prior, Mandy served as Artistic Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club where she produced more than seventy-five world and American premiere plays and musicals both on and off Broadway. The plays she has commissioned, developed, selected and produced have garnered every major theatrical honor including the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Lucile Lortel Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Obie Awards, and the Kleban Prize. The recipient of a 2017 Lilly Award, Mandy serves on the Advisory Board of the Drama League and The Relentless Award. She has been a judge and director of The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She is a graduate of Yale University.
Corinne is the head of the NY office for Manage-ment, a bicoastal boutique management company working with clients across television, film and theater. Following her 8 years as an agent at Creative Artists Agency, Corinne co-produced the critically acclaimed new play An Act of God on Broadway with Jim Parsons and the west coast tour with Sean Hayes.
Veronica S. Jung
Veronica S. Jung is the Founder of Veronica S. Jung, PLLC, a boutique employment law firm which focuses on representing seasoned entrepreneurs and high-level professionals/ executives, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm advises clients in diverse industries, including finance, fashion, media (film and digital), health care and technology. Veronica is particularly effective in representing high-profile employees who have been wrongfully terminated, harassed, and/or retaliated against by corporate employers.
Veronica is a former trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Veronica currently serves as co-chair of the New York chapter of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs. Veronica is a frequent speaker on the practice of employment law. She serves on the Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association and the Labor & Employment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Veronica provides leadership to numerous grassroots non-profit organizations promoting inclusion and equal access to justice.
Lisa Kron has been writing and performing theater since coming to New York from Michigan in 1984. Her work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Lisa is a founding member of the legendary OBIE and Bessie Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. Lisa is also a member of Actors Equity and serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Renee Landegger has spent the last two decades as a co-producer of a number of Off-Broadway theatrical productions. As a Board member of various charities, her primary focus is to mentor and support young women to improve their educational opportunities. Renee was born in Prague, the Czech Republic, and came to the United States as a teen.
Todd London is executive director of the University of Washington's School of Drama. He spent 18 seasons as artistic director of New York's New Dramatists, the nation's oldest laboratory theater for playwrights. Todd’s books include, An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art; Outrageous Fortune: The Life & Times of the New American Play, and The World’s Room, a novel. The first recipient of Theatre Communications Group’s Visionary Leadership Award, he writes “A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights” for Howlround and runs The Third Bohemia, a series of national artistic retreats.
Stacey Mindich is a Tony Award-winning producer and winner of the 2016 Robert Whitehead Award for Excellence in Commercial Producing. Stacey is the co-chair of the board at New York City Center, home to the Tony Award-winning Encores series of musical revivals and its newest series, Stacey’s brainchild, Encores: Off-Center.
Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a screenwriter. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. She is the co-founder of the production company, Market Road Films. Over the years, she has developed original projects for HBO, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Showtime, This is That and Harpo.
Rita Pietropinto Kitt
Rita Pietropinto Kitt is the Chair of the Drama Department at the Marymount School of New York, where she has served in this role for the past twenty years. There she supervises the core performing arts staff and dozens of adjunct designers and specialty teachers. She has designed and implemented an enhanced speech and performing arts curriculum for students in Lower, Middle and Upper School and oversees the schools annual performance schedule, directing and producing over a dozen Classical Plays, Shakespeare and Musicals a year.
Rita is also and Adjunct Professor of Acting in the Barnard Theater Department at Columbia University where she has taught for the past thirteen years. Her courses include Advanced Scene Study, Improvisation, Comedia, and Acting Naturalism. As an actress, Rita has performed on and off Broadway and regionally in World Premiere productions at the Wilma and Huntington Theaters. She has also performed in television, film, National Commercials and as an animation voice over artist. Rita received her BA from Columbia College in Political Science where she served as the first female Senior Class President and participated in the Varsity Show for all four years as an actor and producer. She received her MFA from Columbia School of the Arts in Theater under the tutelage of Andrei Serban and Anne Bogart. Rita was selected to participate in the Royal Court Theater’s Directors Intensive where she studied with such masters as Max Safford Clarke, Phyllida Lloyd and Stephen Daldry.
She currently is serving as the first female chair of the Columbia University Alumni Association Board, and helped designed and chaired the Columbia Arts Access Program, a platform to connect Professional Artists and students with networking opportunities in the arts. She also serves as a Vice President on the Columbia College Alumni Association Board with a focus on Student wellness and the student-alumni journey. She serves on the Board of Columbia College Women, and was a sponsor of the first Women’s Conference this past winter at Columbia University. She and her husband, Tom Kitt, the Pulitzer, Tony and Emmy award-winning composer serve on the Board of the Eugene O’Neill Center and live in New York City with their three young children.
Sarah Ruhl's plays include How to Transcend a Happy Marriage;For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday; The Oldest Boy; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play(Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee for best new play); The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); Passion Play(Pen American award, The Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center); Orlando; Late: a cowboy song; Dear Elizabeth; Dead Man's Cell Phone (Helen Hayes Award); Eurydice; and Stage Kiss. She is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and a Tony Award nominee.
Pia Scala-Zankel is a founding member and Artistic Director of Vertigo Theater Company. Pia was an Artist-in-Residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm where she developed her first feature-length play, Street Children. A former stage, TV and commercial actress as well as a NYC Ballet dancer, Pia received a B.S. in Theater from Skidmore College. She is an alumna of Labyrinth Theater Company’s Ensemble Workshop, a program that enabled her to tap into the city’s young and vibrant indie theater community and ultimately led her to create Vertigo. In addition to being a Board Member of The Lilly’s, Pia is also on the Board of SPACE on Ryder Farm and is a former trustee of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY, where she played an instrumental role in launching its inaugural New Works Festival in 2014. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Pulitzer Prize, Tony, WGA and Humanitas Award winner, three-time Emmy nominated writer. Author of sixteen plays:Hanussen,Building the Wall, All the Way, The Great Society, Shadowplay, By the Waters of Babylon, Handler, A Single Shard, Devil and Daniel Webster, Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates, Final Passages, The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune, Heaven on Earth, Tachinoki, The Dream Thief, The Kentucky Cycle, and a musical, The Twelve. Film: Hacksaw Ridge,and The Quiet American. TV: All the Way, The Pacific, The Andromeda Strain, Crazy Horse, and Spartacus. Robert also sits on the Dramatists Guild Council and the board of The Orchard Project. As a member of the National Theater Conference, he created the Women’s Playwright Initiative which has led to over 500 productions of new plays by American writers.
Georgia Stitt is an award-winning composer, lyricist, music producer, pianist and activist. Her original musicals include Snow Child (Arena Stage), Big Red Sun (11th Hour Theater), Samantha Spade, Ace Detective (TADA Youth Theatre), The Big Boom, SHE, The Water, and Mosaic. Georgia has released three albums of her music: This Ordinary Thursday, Alphabet City Cycle, and My Lifelong Love, and she is currently at work on a collection of theatrical art songs. Georgia is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild and is the Founding Director of MAESTRA, an organization for women theater composers and conductors. She has degrees in music and theater from Vanderbilt and NYU.