The Ritz Theatre Company is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Producing Artistic Director reports directly to the Board, which is responsible for setting and carrying out policy and for establishing and implementing the philosophy and mission of the theatre.

The Ritz Board

Vedra D. Chandler
Coopers Ferry Partners

Vice President
Ray Farreny
SEPTA, retired

Andrea Santoro
De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc.

Patricia Deitch
Delaware Valley Community

Denise Buzz
Camden County College

Bruce A. Curless
Founder/Producing Artistic Director, Ritz Theatre Company

Mary Catherine Dabroski
Surry Service for Seniors

Julie Dengler
Haddon Township Business Improvement District

George J. Gaughan, Jr.
TD Bank

Dianne Jackowski
Lincoln Financial Network

Mary Martello
Professional Actress

Jon Patouhas
TD Bank

Christopher Soriano
Duane Morris


Want to join the Ritz Board?

The Ritz Theatre actively seeks members for our committed and hard-working Board of Directors. Do you have about 5-10 hours per month? Do you love live theatre? Would you like keep the arts alive in our region? Do you consider the Ritz to be an asset to the health of our community? Does it drive you crazy that some locals don’t even know the Ritz is here? If you answered yes, then we want to talk to you!

We’re always seeking professionals with the following skills: legal, accounting, marketing, strategic planning, financial, development, human resources, and community relations, and much more. The Board meets every other month. Board members are elected for a Three-year term. If you’re interested, email Board President Vedra D. Chandler at