Meet the Staff

Stephen Ferri

Stephen Ferri

Executive Producer + Resident Musical Director

Stephen has been the resident Music director at WPPAC since 2012 followed by becoming the Executive Producer in 2016. He has worked on over 180 productions as a music director, orchestrator, keyboardist/programmer, stage/production manager and producer having had the privilege to work On & Off Broadway, NYMF as well as numerous other venues across the country.

Favorite credits include Disney’s On the Record, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables, Carrie, Dogfight, Little Mermaid, Color Purple, Avenue Q, Spring Awakening & Next To Normal. As an orchestrator: Foreverman (NYMF), Edges, Roads Courageous, Songs for a New World Symphonic version and From Broadway w/ Love which aired on PBS. Other select NY theatre credits include: Tuck Everlasting, Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint, Theatre World Awards, Analog & Vinyl (NAMT).

He is also the founder/producer for The New Musical Theatre Series who brought the premieres of Edges, Songs for a New World, Party Worth Crashing & Disney’s On the Record to WPPAC and The Harrison Summer Theatre responsible for Spring Awakening, Bare, Dogfight and many other shows to grace the WPPAC stage over the years.

Stephen was named one of Westchester Magazine‘s “Top People To Watch” and received their “Best of Westchester” award for music direction. Other accolades include 914 Inc’s “Westchester Wunderkind”, the NYMF Award for “Outstanding Orchestration” for Foreverman, and the Helen Hayes Theatre Award for “Achievement in Technical Production”.

Stephen holds a BFA in Stage Management from Purchase College’s Conservatory of Theater Arts.

Kathleen Davisson

Kathleen Davisson

General Manager (+ Rentals, Facilities Operations, Press & PR)

Kathleen came to WPPAC after working for the Roundabout Theatre Company as Theater Manager of Studio 54 where Cabaret had an extended run. Prior to that she was House Manager at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase.

Originally from Colorado her professional theatre experience began as the House Manager at the Arvada Center (Arvada, CO).

Barbara Vaccaro

Barbara Vaccaro

Business Manager & Box Office

Prior to joining the WPPAC, Barbara was the General Manager of the Helen Hayes Theatre Company in Nyack, NY. She also serves as General Manager of Gayfest, NYC and My Trip Down the Pink Carpet.

Before joining the world of non-profit theatre, she was Managing Director, NY for the international theatre ticket agency Edwards & Edwards.

Jeremy Quinn

Jeremy Quinn

Website Design & Digital Media

Mr. Quinn has been working with WPPAC since 2008 as both the founder and Artistic Director of the Conservatory Theatre (2008-2011) and subsequently the Producing Artistic Director of the Mainstage (2011-2016).

During his tenure, notable directing credits include: A CHORUS LINE, AIDA, HEATHERS (NY Regional Premiere), Disney’s TARZAN, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID (NY Regional Premiere), SWEENEY TODD, LES MISERABLES, THE COLOR PURPLE (NY Regional Premiere), AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (NY Regional Premiere), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, SPRING AWAKENING (NY Regional Premiere), RENT, LEND ME A TENOR and CATS.

After relocating back to South Florida in 2016, Jeremy began pursuing freelance directing opportunities and building a boutique digital media studio. He continued collaborating with WPPAC, booking presented event programming, doing web design and creating digital media. He now serves as web designer and digital media consultant. For more information and current projects, please visit: www.jeremyquinn.com