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

Patricia Deitch
Delaware Valley Community Health (Retired)

Vice President
Maurice Hayman

Jon Patouhas
TD Bank

Dianne Jackowski
TD Bank

Assistant Secretary
Trish Reichfeld

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

Felicia Latoya Brown
Trenton Public Schools

Rhonda Fidelia
Virtua Health

Michele Forte

Joe Ryan
Audubon Board of Education

Edwin “Rico” Santiago
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Christopher Soriano
Penn National Gaming, Inc.

David Tague
Sublime Event Florals & Decor

Want to join the Ritz Board?

The Ritz Theatre actively seeks members for our committed and hardworking Board of Directors. Do you have about 5-10 hours per month? Do you love live theatre? Do you have a desire to 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, 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 Patricia Deitch at