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Mission

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is a resident ensemble of theatre artists who make our work in rural Central Pennsylvania. We support our eclectic and evolving individual aesthetics. We are dedicated to: collective artistic empowerment, dynamic collaborations, and a symbiotic engagement with a wide range of audiences, using entertainment and education to challenge, inspire, and excite.

vision

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble makes Theatre: a patient and powerful agent for community cultural engagement, regional economic vitality, and progress towards inclusion, dignity, and creativity.

 
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Brief History

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble was founded in 1978 to establish a resident professional ensemble for the production of quality entertainment and educational programs for the region, and to promote the arts. With visionary start-up support from the Town of Bloomsburg and area patrons, the Ensemble presented two plays in the Central Columbia Middle School “cafetorium” which became their home for the next three summers. In 1980, BTE purchased the Columbia movie theatre in downtown Bloomsburg and reopened it in 1983 as the Alvina Krause Theatre, named in honor of the legendary acting teacher who was the Ensemble’s founding inspiration.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is unique in the United States and rare in the world; a resident ensemble that has over 30 years of experience together, BTE is comprised of both founding and new members to make up one of the most celebrated groups of artists in theatre. American Theatre Magazine calls BTE “a perfect illustration of commitment to place.”

With over 150 years of combined professional experience, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble remains committed to bringing professional theatre to our region.

FAMILY OF ARTISTS

Member Emeritus
An Emeritus Member is an artist who has served at least 20 years with the Ensemble at the time of his or her departure from the company.
Gerard Stropnicky

Associate and Resident Associate Ensemble Members
We are proud to count these former Ensemble Members as part of our talented family of artists.

Cassandra Pisieczko

Associate Ensemble Members
Peter Brown
Tom Byrn
Jerry Matheny
Whit MacLaughlin
David Moreland
Seth Reichgott
Martin Shell
Leigh Strimbeck
Rand Whipple

Current Professional Ensemble

Richard Cannaday, Elizabeth Dowd, James Goode, Andrew Hubatsek, Laurie McCants, Daniel Roth, Eric Wunsch.

Staff

Amy Rene Byrne, Education Director
Patrick Derrickson, Development Director
Deb Gallagher, Office Manager
Laura Haden, Communications Director
Paula Henry, School Programs Director
A’nie Kirchner, Company Stage Manager
Diane Levan, Box Office Staff
Earl Martz, Technical Director
Rachael McCahan, Box Office Manager
Ashley Miller, Box Office Staff
Jan Peak, House Manager
Paris Tennenhouse, Shop Assistant 
Thom Sirkot, Costume Shop Supervisor
Cindy Schultz, Special Events Coordinator
Jon White-Spunner, Managing Director
Michael Yerges, Production Stage Manager

Board of Trustees

President: Mark Gardner
Vice President: Elizabeth Cassady
Secretary: Charlotte Droll
Treasurer: Mike Shapeero
Member-at-Large: Patti Kunkle

James Dutt
Monica Johnson
Jym Kauffman
Victor Klein III
Patti Kunkle
Kira Loux
Mark Usry
Kenneth Willis

Advisory Council
Leonard Comerchero
Felecia Girton
Phillip D. Pelletier
Garry Wamser 

Interested in joining our Board?
Contact Jon White-Spunner, Managing Director