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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 listed as one of the 2022 Kennedy Center’s Next 50, Beth was 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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Sam Linden

Executive Director

Sam Linden (he/him) comes to BMP from TDC, a Boston-based nonprofit consulting firm working across the arts and culture sector. There, his client work included shepherding business planning processes, grantmaking strategies, financial turnarounds, and large-scale mergers for performing arts institutions, funders, museums, and arts service organizations. Prior to TDC, Sam was the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at Yale Repertory Theater. Earlier in his career, he held roles in strategy, marketing, and operations at LaPlaca Cohen, Center Theater Group, the Yale Cabaret, and various community-based arts education organizations.

Sam holds a BA with honors in music from Harvard University, an MFA in Theater Management from the Yale School of Drama, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. As a composer, lyricist, and librettist, he is an alumni of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner Andrew and their rescue cat, Latke, where he is an avid museum-goer, a former classical saxophonist, and a singer in the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.

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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
  • Nicholas Firth
  • David Gindler
  • Marian A. Godfrey
  • Frederick Peters
  • Sandy Pressman
  • Morris Robinson
  • Kamala Sankaram
    Gregory Spears

 

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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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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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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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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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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Kim Whitener

BMP: Producer Academy Program Director

Having stepped down in late 2018 from her role of Producing/Executive Director at HERE where she had been since early 2007, Kim has resumed her life as an independent creative producer and consultant with her company, KiWi Productions.

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Victoria Preis

Marketing Manager

Victoria is a marketing professional and multi-disciplinary artist of Puerto Rican descent based in New York City. Her artistry intersects with the ideas of revolution, reckoning, healing, and action. She runs her own boutique marketing agency, Mi Casita Creative, specializing in helping independent artists, producers, activists, and non-profit organizations wield their potential.

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Gabriel Esparza

Production Associate

Gabriel Esparza (he/him/his) is a Colombian-American theatrical lighting designer, technician, and electrician originally from Durham, North Carolina. A graduate of Lewis & Clark College Gabriel has worked with The American Dance Festival, FESTA (Festival de Teatro Alternativo), Theatre in the Park (Raleigh, NC), and most recently A.I.M by Kyle Abraham. Currently based in New York City, Gabriel draws from his multi-cultural background to create art that challenges and interrogates the accepted order of things.

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