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Beth Morrison

President & Creative Producer

Recipient of the Musical America Award for Best Artist of the Year as Agent of Change and noted as a “contemporary opera mastermind” (LA Times) and “a powerhouse leading the industry to new heights” (WQXR), Beth Morrison is an opera-theatre producer and the President and Creative Producer of Beth Morrison Projects.

Beth created Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) in 2006 to identify and support the work of emerging and established living composers. BMP is celebrated as an industry disruptor and tastemaker at the forefront of musical and theatrical innovation by commissioning, developing, producing and touring the groundbreaking new works of these living composers and their collaborators, which take the form of opera-theatre, music-theatre, and vocal-theatre.

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Jecca Barry

Executive Director

Jecca joined Beth Morrison Projects as General Manager in February 2013 and has served as Executive Director since 2017.

In addition, she was recently named a Co-director of PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now. Jecca began her career as a performer of avant-garde flute music, before transitioning into finance and arts administration. Prior to joining BMP, she was a Business Manager at Spielman Koenigsberg & Parker where she handled the daily financial needs of high net worth clients, and Financial Administrator for the women’s rights non-profits Huairou Commission/ GROOTS International. Jecca worked with several arts organizations while living in Paris, France (2002-03, 2006-08), including touring multidisciplinary performance works to London, Amsterdam, and New York.

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Board Leadership

  • Nancy Sanders
    Board Chair
  • Lynn J. Loacker
    Immediate Past Chair
  • Beth Morrison
    President
  • Dr. Michael Siegal, M.D., Ph.D.
    Vice-chair
  • Richard Ellingsen
    Vice-chair
  • Susan Bienkowski
    Treasurer
  • Charlotte Isaacs
    Secretary
  • Miles Benickes
  • Ralph Dandrea
  • Pamela Drexel
  • Nicholas Firth
  • Judy Brick Freedman
  • David Gindler
  • Marian A. Godfrey
  • Frederick Peters
  • Sandy Pressman

 

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Linda Brumbach
  • Renée Fleming
  • Nathan Gunn
  • David Howse
  • Colleen Jennings-Rogensack
  • Joseph V. Melillo

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Staff

Roderick Murray

Director of Production

Roderick Murray (in the beforetimes he was a lighting designer) The majority of his work has been with dance and music, both experimental and traditional, and experimental operas.

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Carlos Diaz Stoop

Associate Producer

Carlos joined BMP as the Associate Producer for New Works in July 2021. Previously he was employed as the Program Associate at The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, a multi-disciplinary grantmaker in the arts, where he supported the Performance program, cross-program functions, and served as the coordinator and founding member of the Center’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

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Dani Joseph

Associate Producer

Dani Joseph (she/her) is a dramaturg and creative producer who specializes in new plays and musicals.

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Liz Uchtman

General Manager

Liz is thrilled to be joining the Beth Morrison Projects team as the General Manager. Prior to joining BMP, Liz was the General Manager at Ensemble Studio Theatre, supporting the development of provocative and authentic new plays.

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Victoria Voketaitis

Director of Touring

Victoria Voketaitis is thrilled to join BMP after several years as a Performing Arts Consultant working with theater and music companies, along with serving as Artistic Producer for the documentary Rachmaninoff Revisited. An accomplished music industry executive, she worked for Steinway & Sons as Administrator of Concert and Artist Activities, co-producing the company’s 150th Anniversary concert series at Carnegie Hall.

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Maddy Rosaler

Office/Company Manager

Maddy is elated to be joining the Beth Morrison Projects team as their Company and Office Manager. Maddy has worked in producing, non-profit development, event production, artist/brand relations, and marketing in both theatre and music.

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Cynthia Bastidas

Bookkeeper

Cynthia is a NYC based actor and filmmaker from California’s Imperial Valley. She has worked as a voiceover artist, in TV commercials and on stage and screen.

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Julie Maykowski

Director of Development

Julie Maykowski has worked in the opera industry as a stage manager, singer, and a stage director before moving into administration.

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Alejandra Noyola

Development Associate

Alejandra Noyola is a Mexican-American artist raised in NYC. Alejandra has a background in fine arts with a personal practice spanning Sculpture, Performance Art, and Video.

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Victoria Preis

Marketing Manager

Victoria is a multi-disciplinary artist of Puerto Rican descent based in New York City. Victoria received her B.F.A. in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts as a recipient of the Rudin and Tisch Academic Excellence Scholarships.

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Maria Luisa "Lu" Mejia

Social Media Coordinator

Lu Mejia (she/her) is a bilingual, professional dancer, journalist, writer, photographer and content editor from Colombia based in New York City. She is a recent graduate from The New School with a BA in Culture and Media and a minor in Journalism+Design who is looking to make an impact and direct change through art, culture and emerging community spaces.

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Sarah Bellin

Prototype Festival Producer

Sarah Bellin, is an internationally active producer, director and musician for stage and film. During Sarah’s tenure as Managing Director for NYC’s critically acclaimed theatre company BEDLAM, she spearheaded the production of the company’s innovative Shakespearean New Media Series. As Co-founder and Producing Director for the Swiss performance group Kollektiv-20-14, Sarah oversaw the fundraising and producing efforts of a diverse body of experimental works that have toured extensively throughout the German-speaking world.

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Board Portal

Our board portal is a resource for you to have access to all the necessary information you need on BMP. The board portal is updated before and after each board meeting for your convenience.
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