The Phoenix Theatre is a professional, non-profit theatre company dedicated to building and inspiring community. We strive to tell stories that encourage our audiences to see the world in a new light and rise to action. We are committed to making people laugh, cry, and cheer by re-envisioning and reinvigorating the classics that have shaped the theatrical world as we know it.
OUr Inaugural Season
The Glass Menagerie
“I know what you’re dreaming of…”
JAN. 17 - FEB. 2, 2020
Directed by Michael Hajek
Our Artistic Staff
Seth has established himself as a theatre artist and educator with over twenty years of experience in the industry. He has worked with numerous theatre companies and educational institutions including Actors’ Shakespeare Company, the American Repertory Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, Classic Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Theater with a View, Columbia University, Emerson College, New York Film Academy, and New York University.
He has directed a wide variety of plays and musicals ranging from classical to contemporary to new works. Seth has also appeared as an actor in several mediums including theatre, television, film, and voice over. He is formerly the Head of Acting in the Musical Theatre Department at New York Film Academy and was the Artistic Director of Theatre with A View.
After working with top leaders in the field on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally he continues to dedicate his life to the development and growth of the arts through education and performance with a focus on building community. He is currently on faculty at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School’s Center for Performing and Fine Arts. He holds a bachelor's from Emerson College and a master's from Columbia University.
Jessica Myhr Reich
Jessica is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota where she was raised surrounded by actors, painters, musicians, educators, and storytellers. She attended Valparaiso University earning her B.A. in Theater and Television Arts, and Rutgers University receiving her M.F.A. in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts.
She has helped contribute, collaborate and develop several theatre companies over the years as an actress, company member, and branding/marketing specialist. Some of these companies include Amphibian Productions, Actors Shakespeare Company, and most recently Theater with a View to name a few. As an actress, she has appeared in theatre productions off-Broadway, regionally, and in television and film including a recurring role on All My Children.
Jessica is also the owner of the image consulting firm, Inherent Style, where she specializes in wardrobe styling, personal branding, and costume design. She is passionate about collaborating and bringing artists together to impact communities with great stories.
Michael has been in the entertainment industry for over forty years. He has worked as an actor, director, and on production and administrative staffs with many companies including The Metropolitan Opera, New York Grand Opera, Actors Creative Theater, Actors’ Shakespeare Company, and Theater with a View.
As an actor, he has played numerous roles over his career specializing in the classics. He began his studies at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and continued studying with theater greats such as Lee Strasberg, Paul Mann, Ernie Martin and Louis Scheeder.
Michael developed a working friendship with Elia Kazan and furthering his education in all aspects of theatre. Michael is also the Operations Manager at West End Collegiate Church.
Stephan is an set, production and graphic designer based in downtown Manhattan, an alumnus of Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, graduating with a Master of Set Design for Stage and Film. He completed his Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne.
Stephen has an extensive background in theatre and opera design. He has won several industry awards for his creativity and innovation and was honored to be a finalist in Opera America’s Director-Designer grant for their work on Glory Denied. Stephan has also assisted Opera designer Paul Steinberg and freelances as a design consultant in creative visual merchandising at Tiffany & Co.
Stephan has a strong connection to his Ukrainian culture and is currently the resident designer at Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company.
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