Our Board of Directors

Steve Stott


Steve has been involved in community theatre for over 30 years in his native England and the US.  After moving to Brookfield, he heard about auditions at the Sherman Playhouse for ‘See How They Run’ and the rest is history.  In addition to acting, directing and producing on the stage Steve also appeared in CPTV’s EMMY award winning TV series ‘The Cobblestone Corridor’.

Elected in 2020 Steve is proud to be the latest in a long line of Presidents of the Sherman Players.

Al Chiappetta

Vice President and Technical Director

Al returned to theater for tech Sunday of Anne of Green Gables after a 30+ year theatrical absence.
He had no intention of resuming his technical theater endeavors that day. He has been here ever since.

In addition to his duties at the Playhouse he is the theater technician at the Fredrick Gunn School and has been known to design lighting at other local theaters occasionally.

When not in a theater he can be found relocating mountains one dump truck load at a time.

Lynn Nissenbaum


As a school psychologist in New Milford, Lynn is happy to indulge in her love of theater, honed as a teenager and refined as a theater student in college. She has been seen on stage and off, lending her talents where needed and has served on the board since 2014.

Adam Pollock


Adam has held senior marketing positions at Island and Mammoth Records and Sony Music, and has worked with artists including Mother Love Bone, U2, PJ Harvey, David Bowie, Julian Schnabel, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Def Leppard, and Pulp. In the late ‘90s he was instrumental in the launch of seminal music website PlayJ.com and directed new business initiatives for online advertising agencies in San Francisco and New York. As a member of the NYC based rock band Bender he was briefly signed to Columbia Records. Also a journalist, his entertainment, travel and business writing has appeared in SOMA, Black Book, and Filter/FLOOD magazines.

Jessica Durdock Moreno

Artistic Director

Born in New Milford, Connecticut, Jessica’s education and career journey has taken her far afield – across the US from NYC to LA, and across the globe, including to the Edinburgh Fringe. Now she’s made her way back home to our area and is very active as a playwright, producer, actor and administrator in many projects across the region. Jessica’s day job sees her as part of the artistic team at New Haven’s famous Long Wharf Theater.  A passionate advocate for inclusivity in theatre, Jessica is the founder of Pale Horse Craft, an award-winning neurodiversity and learning disability centered practice, performance, and production container. 

Terry Hawley

Board Member and Costume Manager

Terry has been involved in the Sherman Players since 2003. She is thrilled to be a part of the Board of Directors where she has served as the costume manager for many years.
After 25 years as a Montessori school educator, Terry retired in 2017 to spend more time with her grandchildren. She has costumed countless shows for many theaters including, The Warner Theater, Theatreworks, Miss Porter’s School, Washington Montessori School, and a production at The Cherry Lane Theater in NYC. Terry is currently the costumes designer for the Frederick Gunn School.

Chris Marker

Board Member

Chris has performed in over 20 community theater productions, starting at Western Connecticut State University in the mid 1980s.  He considers theatre to be his main hobby and while seen primarily on the Playhouse stage, he has been known to wander occasionally and appear at other local theatres too. 
He’s usually involved in some capacity with all our productions – backstage, front-of-house or in the tech booth.  In real life, after flying airplanes for a living Chris returned to the world of medical imaging, having been a military medical technician in his distant youth, and now works as an MRI Technologist.

Morgana Kate Watson

Board Member

Morgana has been performing since she was twelve years old and has been writing her own plays since she was seventeen. She holds a BA in Drama Studies from SUNY Purchase and has studied at Boston University, Vassar Powerhouse Theater, Circle in the Square, and The Barrow Group. She is a frequent presenter at Naked Angels in Manhattan and runs a weekly theater blog, Forever A Theatre Kid.

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