About OTP

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing entity of the Old Town Playhouse and the OTP Young Company. The Board is made up of community residents and members serve up to two consecutive three year terms. In addition, three members of the Board are elected by Old Town Playhouse members, with one member being elected each year at the Annual Meeting.

Standing Committees include the Artistic Committee and the Young Company Advisory Committee. The Artistic Committee is made up of four elected members (two elected each year at the Annual Meeting and serving two year terms) and up to four commitee-selected  members.

The OTP Board of Trustees meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm
(PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME - Meetings will be held at this time while held on Zoom during COVID time)


If interested in these Zoom meetings, contact Deb Jackson 231-947-2210 ext 104


Board of Trustees 

Chris Radu -  President
Peg Brace - Vice President
Chuck Moeser - Treasurer
Marcy Hermann - Secretary

Kerr Anderson
Bruce Barnes
Nancy Brick
Karen Feahr
Judy Harrison
Paul Jarboe
Nick Viox 
Rita Whaley

Deb Oetjens Jackson - OTP Executive Director 
Phil Murphy - OTP Artistic Manager (Ex-Officio)

Trustee meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm

Artistic Committee 

Cynthia Van Maanan, Chair
Brett Nichols, Vice Chair
Matt Archibald
Bill Fishburn
Terri Heffron
Phil Murphy
John Plough
Elizabeth Stewart
Lesley Tye

The Artistic Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm

Volunteer Committee

Don Kuehlhorn -Chair
Annie Moeser, Secretary
Melissa May - Staff Liason
Colin Bohash
Graham Brinklow
Bernadette Groppuso
Terri Heffron
Colleen Hill-Rakunas
Denni Don Hunting
William Rockwood

The volunteer committee meets the second Wednesday of every month.

Technical Chairs

Kathy Verstraete - Costume
Bill Fishburn - Light
Sam Clark - Music
Bernadette Groppuso - Property
Kerr Anderson & Jeff Kroeger - Set
Gary Bolton - Sound
Sue Wycoff - Concession Inventory
Denni Don Hunting - Stage Management

Young Company Steering Committee

June Neal, Chair
Denni Don Hunting, Vice Chair
Peg Brace
Minda Nyquist
Kat Brown
Don Keuhlhorn
Kathy Verstraete
Melissa May

2 new Student reps will be chosen when OTP reopens

Mychelle Hopkins - OTP Education Director (Ex-Officio)
Phil Murphy - OTP Artistic Manager (Ex-Officio)

Aged to Perfection - Senior Readers Theatre Steering Committee

Barb Goodearl, Coordinator
David Ginsberg
Larry Hains
Cathy Louis
Karen McCoskey
Phil Murphy, OTP Artistic Manager (Ex-Officio)


Old Town Playhouse By-Laws
Old Town Playhouse Policies and Procedures



Minutes are available in the OTP Business Office.



Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere