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Our Staff

SUZANNE BARABAS (Artistic Director)
For NJ Rep, SuzAnne directed Find Me a Voice, North Fork(premiere), Immortal Interlude (premiere), Octet (premiere), Till Morning Comes (premiere), Maggie Rose, Getting in Touch With My Inner B*tch (starring Christine Lavin), The Adjustment10% of Molly Snyder, Romulus Linney's Klonsky & Schwartz, Apostasy (premiere), Women Who Steal, Apple, The Housewives of Mannheim (premiere), Evie's Waltz, Dead Ringer (premiere), Steven Dietz’s Yankee Tavern, Puma (premiere), Night Train (premiere), Just In Time: The Judy Holliday StoryBakersfield Mist, Annapurna, Happy, Broomstick (premiere), and most recently, Lucky Me (premiere). SuzAnne directed productions of The Housewives of Mannheim at 59E59 Theater (NYC), Ensemble Theater of Santa Barbara (CA), and Phoenix Theater (Indianapolis). In addition, she directed regional productions of Ibsen's A Doll's House, The Fantasticks, The Roar of the Greasepaint the Smell of the Crowd, Cabaret, Shaw's Heartbreak House, A.R. Gurney's The Perfect Party, Marsha Norman's 'Night Mother, Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, Mark Dunn's Belles, Lee Blessing's Down the Road among others. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, BMI, the Dramatists Guild, SDC, and LPTW.
ADELE SAMMARCO (Director of Marketing and Communications)
Adele Sammarco received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in film and television communications. During her junior year, Adele wrote, produced and directed the film "Rush Hour," a day-in-the-life of a student's commute on the world famous Staten Island Ferry long before "Working Girl" hit the theaters. She was Staten Island Cable's first television intern who wrote, produced and directed the documentary, "Karlus Trapp"....and went onto become the Borough's first cable television news reporter. Adele began her professional television news career at WWOR-TV/Channel 9 News after the Gulf War broke out in 1990, where she produced the trial of John Gotti Sr. and the Crown Heights Riots of 1991. A year later, Adele became an original NY1 News Reporter and went onto become NY1's first female Criminal Justice Reporter, reporting on police brutality, ethnic profiling, and the changing leadership within the New York Police Department. Adele filed thousands of stories for NY1 between 1992 and 2001, from breaking news to high-profile cases such as the Genovese Crime Boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante trial, the World Trade Center bombing trial, and the Osama Bin Laden in absentia trial six months prior to the second bombing of the WTC. Adele investigated the Fresh Kills Landfill, and reported on rare forms of cancers that developed in residents living within its vicinity and was first to report the landfill's official closure. Her reports earned Adele an award for outstanding coverage from the Natural Resources Defense Council, an organization dedicated to environmental protection, spearheaded by Robert Kennedy, Jr. In 1999, Adele covered the police shooting trial of the four police officers who shot an unarmed West African immigrant 41 times while he stood inside the vestibule of his Bronx apartment building. The Associated Press said Adele's report of a disabled Haitian man beaten by police had them 'riveted to TV'. Widely known as an indepth and empathetic reporter, Adele found a homeless man a job and helped free a woman imprisoned under the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws. The William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice exemplified Adele's reports calling them "worthy of a dozen Emmys", and hailed her as one of New York's "most hardworking and fearless television reporters on the scene today." The National Italian-American scholarship organization known as Fieri, which in Italian means "to be proud", presented Adele with the Leadership in Education award. Her television news managers called Adele, their 'role model for borough beat reporters' and one of NY1's 'most recognizable faces', 'someone who gets material no one else gets'. Adele is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has appeared in several films and commercials.
 
GABOR BARABAS (Executive Producer)

received his BA from NYU and his MD from the University of Cincinnati. He was co-founder of the Cincinnati Repertory Co. and the American Repertory Theater of Philadelphia. His poetry has appeared in various literary journals, and his collection of poems, Russian Chronicles, was published by Gray Falcon Press. His book The Complete Translated Poems of Miklos Radnoti is published by MacFarland and is available thru amazon.com. The short film The Spider by Juan Delcan, based on his poem, has been featured in numerous film festivals throughout the world, including Germany, Spain, NY and India. He has written several plays including Find Me a Voice,Immortal Interlude and Hyde and Seek. For NJ Rep, Gabe has produced the world premieres of Ends, A World I Never Made, North Fork, Octet, The Girl With the High Rouge, In Search of Red River Dog, Naked by the River, An Unhappy Woman, Immortal Interlude, Getting in Touch With My Inner B*tch, Till Morning Comes, Slave Shack, Panama, Big Boys, Winterizing the Summer House, Piaf in Vienna, The Color of Flesh, Emil, Touch of Rapture, Beyond Gravity,  A Child’s Guide to Innocence, The Good Daughter, Apostasy, The Best Man, Tilt Angel, Love and Murder, tempOdyssey, October 1962, Place Setting, And Her Hair Went With Her, Engaging Shaw, Poetic License, The Housewives of Mannheim, Dead Ringer, Exposure Time, Character Assassins, The Tangled Skirt (nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America), PumaNight TrainThe Judy Holliday Story, Jericho, American Stare, Release Point, Esther’s Moustache, Ants, Noir, Happy, Broomstick, Admit One, Butler, Lucky Me, Dinner with the Boys, and the musicals Bookends , The Little Hours and Date of a Lifetime. He is the Director of the Long Branch Arts Council.

JENNIFER TARDIBUONO (Stage Manager)
After working on numerous productions with the College of Southern Maryland, Hofstra University, and the Bergen County Players, Jennifer began her Stage Managing career with ArtsPower National Touring Company's production of Harry the Dirty Dog. She then came to NJ Rep as the Assistant Stage Manager on Night Train in 2011. She continued in that position for Jericho, The Judy Holliday Story, and Bakersfield Mist before becoming the Resident Stage Manager for the company. Some of her favorite shows with NJ Rep include Summer in Sanctuary, Release Point, Noir, Happy, Broomstick, Date of a Lifetime, and Butler. Recently, she also Stage Managed Broadway Battles Bullying in New York City. Jennifer is a graduate of Hofstra University and a proud member of Actors' Equity.
MICHAEL "RUSTY" CARROLL (Technical Director)
Rusty is the Technical Director at NJ Rep Co. As part of an amazing team, he helps create beautiful and ambitious theatrical worlds. At Monmouth University, he is the Master Carpenter, building large sets and assisting with set design, rigging, and scenic painting for the Department of Theatre Arts. Whether at the Belmar Arts Council, or Belmar Elementary School, or the Girl Scouts, Rusty works behind the scenes helping to provide a safe and comfortable environment for myriad artists. Recent builds: Jersey Barriers Mural, Sandy Recovery, BES Garden, The Foreigner, Twelfth Night, ANTS, Noir, Happy, Saving Kitty, The Laramie Project, Broomstick, Middlemen, Admit One, Little Shop of Horrors, Date of a Lifetime, View of the Mountains, Butler, Lucky Me, Dinner with the Boys, Our Town.