Vineyard Theatre Adds Rolonda Watts to Board of Directors | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Vineyard Theatre Adds Rolonda Watts to Board of Directors

The actor and talk show host joins the company as part of a number of other updates to the Off-Broadway company's board.

Rolonda Watts

Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre has announced a series of updates to its 2023-2024 Board of Directors. 

Actor and talk show host Rolonda Watts will join as an Artistic Board Member, while long-time board member Annette Stover has been elected Board Chair. Additionally, entrepreneur Sue Marks has been elected Board President. 

“These fearless women are stepping into leadership roles at the Vineyard during a pivotal transformation in our field. It's an exhilarating time,” says Vineyard Managing Director Suzanne Appel in a statement. “Their dedication to supporting our team and board, while driving the evolution of our organizational strategies, is invaluable. Their unique perspectives and mentorship are the cornerstone of my inspiration, fueling our team's adaptability to the evolving needs of our communities and artists.”

Additional board members include Appel, Vineyard Artistic Director Douglas Aibel, Mark Lerner, John Barrie, Kathryn ErbeBobby Freeman, John Coles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Christopher W.D. Gould, Ken Greiner, Nancy Heller, Sally HorchowJudy KuhnCody LassenJaimie MayerJoe Morton, Steve Ralbovsky, and David Schwartz.

“I am beyond honored and elated to have been asked to serve on the esteemed board of directors for the Vineyard Theatre, a bastion of creativity, inclusion, and tireless dedication to nurturing diverse voices in the theatrical world," Watts says. "This extraordinary theatre has not only been a platform for my own Off-Broadway debut, but has also championed countless artists, amplifying their stories and advocating for their rightful place in the spotlight. Vineyard Theatre is a beacon of hope, embracing the power of storytelling to break down barriers. I am humbled and grateful to join the passionate team behind the scenes and contribute to their invaluable mission that resonates so deeply within my heart."

Currently playing at Vineyard through December 17 is John J. Caswell Jr.'s Scene Partners, directed by Rachel Chavkin and starring Dianne Wiest


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