Board of Directors

The Board of Directors would like to congratulate our amazing staff, actors, directors, apprentices, and volunteers for all their hard work in making Season 73 a success. Safely bringing to the stage a full season of sold-out shows during a pandemic was a heroic feat worthy of our appreciation and admiration.  While everyone takes a much-deserved break in our off-season, we wanted to share a little of what Season 74 has in store for you.

The 74th Season at Little Lake has a wonderful array of shows, carefully picked by our former Artistic Director Jena Oberg, that will make you laugh, cry, dance, and cheer. As many of you may already be aware, Jena has resigned from her position with Little Lake to pursue a graduate degree in Speech Therapy.  We are thrilled for Jena and excited to support her as she pursues her new career. Rest assured, though, Jena won’t be leaving the Lake, and will stay on to direct our collaborative show with the Pittsburgh School for the Deaf, “Captain Louie”. This is a first-of-its-kind performance with both spoken and signed word using both hearing and non-hearing actors. Little Lake is extremely proud of this project, and all of Jena’s efforts to bring it to fruition. It is our hope to continue this collaboration every year, and to expand our offerings to include even more opportunities to make attending and participating in theatre accessible to everyone in our community.

2022 will bring some new and exciting events to the Lake, and if we’re lucky it will allow us to return to some past traditions as well. COVID permitting, we hope you’ll look forward to the return of some favorite menu items (we definitely will!) and check out our new roof, flooring, and ventilation system. Most importantly we hope you’re excited to see a season full of shows that will challenge and delight both artistically and technically. We have already begun and will continue actively searching for our next Artistic Director, but we count ourselves lucky that in the meantime Jena has left us well equipped with a team of talented directors ready to Seize the Play and make Season 74 our best yet! Thank you so much for your support in 2021. We’ll see you at the Lake!

Melissa Struzzi, President

Eric Leslie, Vice President

Nate Holmes, Treasurer

Erika McElligott, Secretary


Andy Cornelius

Kevin Gallagher

Steve McCarron

Becky Rickard

Jennifer Sinatra

Glenn Wayland


Members Emeritii

Kathy DeBlassio

Tracy Decock

Steve Dowd

Sunny Disney Fitchett

Playwright and former Artistic Director, Little Lake Theatre Company

Jennifer Kopach

Susan Rosati


Wally Schrage and Jerry B. Fulmer - In Memoriam