Staff & Board listing


STAFF & BOARD LISTING

STAFF LEADERSHIP

Danny Hoskins Artistic & Managing Director

Danny Hoskins
Artistic & Managing Director

Danny Hoskins, ARTISTIC & MANAGING DIRECTOR is an actor, director, teacher and playwright, originally from the Rochester area, who has been working nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. He has served as Interim Director of Theatre at Elmira College, taught acting and voice at the University of South Carolina, developed and directed original works for young actors at the Alliance Theatre Company, and co-founded the South Carolina-based company, Pineapple Productions. Mr. Hoskins is in his eighth year with SUNY Brockport and the University of Rochester as an adjunct professor of theatre and recently joined the teaching staff of Nazareth College.  In 2014, he completed a five year stint as Artistic Director and Director of Education at Rochester Children's Theatre. He has toured nationally with his one-man adaptation of Hamlet and internationally, through England and Romania, with Pineapple Productions’ Moose Mating.  He has performed with the Hartford Stage Company, the Alliance Theatre, Festival Theatre of St. Criox, Kennesaw Stage, The Wings Theatre in NYC, Trustus Theatre and locally with Blackfriars Theatre, JCC CenterStage and Rochester Children’s Theatre. His directing credits include Take Me Out, Crimes of the Heart, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Heathers, The Musical, The Pillowman and A Few Good Men for Blackfriars Theatre; Speed the Plow, The Producers. Young Frankenstein and Spring Awakening at JCC CenterStage; Disney’s Aladdin, HONK! and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit at Rochester Children’s Theatre; Babes in Toyland at RAPA Family Theatre and Children of Eden at Elmira College.  As a playwright, he has penned two original pieces, The Yukan Duit Murder Mystery and The Year Santa Forgot Christmas, both having their world premieres at Elmira College in 2005.  His musical, Raise Your Sword, received its debut workshop production at JCC CenterStage in 2008 and and he wrote, directed and starred in Dracula with PUSH Physical Theatre at Geva Theatre Center in October 2009. Most recently he penned PUSH Physical Theatre's World Premiere production of Jekyll & Hyde in 2016.  Mr. Hoskins holds an MFA from the University of South Carolina.


Mary Tiballi Hoffman Development Manager

Mary Tiballi Hoffman
Development Manager

Mary Tiballi Hoffman, DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, is a Rochester-based actor, singer and arts fundraiser. Previously, she served as the Institutional Giving Manager at Geva Theatre Center, where she managed a portfolio of over $800,000 in foundation, government and corporate contributions each year. Prior to her time at Geva, she worked as a Grant Writer for The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and as the Academy Ball Coordinator for The Academy of Music and The Philadelphia Orchestra Association. Ms. Hoffman’s passion for arts fundraising is deeply rooted in her experiences as an artist. Over the last 10 years, Ms. Hoffman has performed extensively with Rochester Children’s Theatre, JCC CenterStage and Blackfriars Theatre. Blackfriars audiences will recognize her from Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Roberta), Sunday in the Park with George (Dot/Marie), The Little Dog Laughed (Ellen) and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Mary Bailey). In 2012, she wrapped filming on her first full-length feature film with Tatum Productions. Ms. Hoffman has also been featured in radio advertisements and jingles, as well as a web series for Free2Play. She spent four years as a performance coach with The Center for Musical Arts in East Rochester, preparing students of all ages for both school and professional auditions. Ms. Hoffman serves on the Board of TheatreROCS, a consortium of Rochester’s finest live theatre organizations. She is a proud graduate of Nazareth College, where she received her BA in Theatre Arts. She lives in East Irondequoit with her husband, Jeff, their son, Henry, and three unruly cats.


BLACKFRIARS THEATRE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dan Howell, President
Chris Cain, Vice President
Selvia Hanna, Treasurer
Sharon Vandezande, Secretary

BOARD MEMBERS

David Baxter
Jessica Kaufman
Janine Mercandetti
Mark Muoio
Ted Plant
Abby Adair Reinhard
Dawn Sargent

ARTISTIC & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Danny Hoskins

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Mary Tiballi Hoffman

BUSINESS MANAGER
Beth Camann

THEATREROCS REPRESENTATIVE
Chris McCormack