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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, premiere), The Adjustment, 10% 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), and Swimming at the Ritz. 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.
EVAN BERGMAN (Associate Artistic Director) Past productions in New York include the world premiere of the critically acclaimed New York and Los Angeles production of The Director starring John Shea, Love Therapy with two-time Tony Award Nominee Alison Frazer at the Daryl Roth Theater; the New York premiere of Jack Canfora's Poetic License featuring Geraint Wyn Davies and Jericho with Jill Eikenberry, NY Times critics pick both at 59E59 Theatres; the original Off Broadway production of Bobbi Boland with Gregg Henry. American Buffalo with Reg E.Cathy and Paul Butler (WHAT). For New Jersey Rep, The world premiere of A View of the Mountains by Pulitzer and Tony award nominee Lee Blessing. The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein, (world premiere nominated 2011 EDGAR Award), Jericho, Poetic License and Place Setting by Jack Canfora. Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith and Tony Glazer's American Stare all world premieres. Workshop productions include Goodnight Sister by James Lapine (Cherry Lane Theater), The Glass House with David Strathairn and Hope Davis and Laila Robins and at Barrington Stage; New York premiere with Harris Yulin (Clurman)- Three nominations including best actor and best ensemble. This past summer he directed the musical The Last Five Years at the Nantucket Theater Workshop. Other musicals include NY premiere of Paul Scott Goodman's Tiny Dancer and Susann Fletcher's A Girl Called Dusty (Provincetown Playhouse).His flim Dig A Hole, Find A Finger by Obie Award winner John Ford Noonan was an official selection Palm Springs and Newport Beach International Flim Festivals and his Documentary for Warner Music Group and Edge recording Artist G Tom Mac featured Roger Daltry (The Who), Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire). Recent readings Christopher Walken The Cootie Huff Story, Tough Cookie Judd Hirsch and David Schwimmer.
JANE E. HUBER (Artistic Associate) Janey began her relationship at NJ Rep in 2004 as a patron & quickly became a subscriber: "They had me at Whores!" Janey brought close to 30 years of administrative experience to her 5-year role as Managing Director and is thrilled to remain in the NJ Rep family as Artistic Associate. Her previous theater management position was as Operations Director of Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, NJ. Janey has also been a Quality Assurance Consultant in healthcare since 1988 including 18 years at the Reading Birth & Women's Center in PA and 10 years at the Frontier School of Midwifery in Kentucky. She served as Chief Financial Officer and then Executive Director of the Institute of Midwifery, Women, & Health, and Clinical Site Coordinator of The Midwifery Institute, both at Philadelphia University. She also served as the Director of Patient Services for a large Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania for 2 years and for 11 years prior to that, worked at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA as a biology professor; serving as Academic Dean during her last 5 years at the college. Her BA and MS degrees, from East Stroudsburg University, are in aquatic biology.
GABOR BARABAS (Executive Producer)

For NJ Rep, he has produced over 80 world premieres including 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 (recipient of and Edgerton New American Plays Award), Character Assassins, The Tangled Skirt (nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America), PumaNight TrainThe Judy Holliday Story, Jericho (recipient of and Edgerton New American Plays Award), American Stare, Release Point, Esther’s Moustache, Ants, Noir, Happy, Broomstick, Admit One, A View of the Mountains, Butler (recipient of and Edgerton New American Plays Award), Lucky Me, Dinner with the Boys, Angels and Ministers of Grace, and the musicals Immortal Interlude,Bookends, The Little Hours (recipient of and Edgerton New American Plays Award), and Date of  Lifetime. His book Miklos RadnotiThe Complete Poetry in Hungarian and English was recently published by McFarland.

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.
MARC GELLER (Artistic Associate) For New Jersey Rep Marc has directed productions of Noir, Donna Orbits the Moon and Middlemen and acted in Engaging Shaw, as well as several Theatre Brut Festivals and numerous staged readings. Marc's other directing credits include: Two-Headed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Souvenir at StageWorks/Hudson, the world premieres of Acts of Love at the Kirk Theatre and Ascension at the Lion Theatre both on Theatre Row and The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison at the Cherry Lane Theatre. His regional acting credits include the world premiere of The Pilgrim Papers at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Mystery of Irma Vep at Seven Angels Theatre, Death and the Maiden at New Stage Performing Arts Center and the world premieres of Trio Sonata and Gesualdo for the Women's Theatre Company. Marc's NYC acting credits include: the Off Broadway productions of Nora and The Dybbuk at the Abingdon Theatre Complex, Professor Bernhardi at the Barrow Group Theatre, Cloud 9 at the Perry Street Theatre, Adjoining Trances at the Beckett Theatre, Engaging Shaw at the Abingdon Theatre (Ab*ie Award Best Actor 2009-2010), Marat/Sade at the Clurman Theatre, As Is at the 45th Street Theatre, Holy Ghosts at the Judith Anderson Theatre and the world premieres of The Blue Flower, Critical Mass, The Frankenstein Summer, Naked Will, Bomber Jackets and Prince Hal as well as the first NYC revivals of Shopping and Fucking, Unidentified Human Remains and The True Nature of Love, Bent and Exit The King. Marc can currently be seen channeling to the dead, as psychic medium Kenneth Quinn on The Onion. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
JOEL STONE (Literary Manager) Joel was formerly the artistic director of Off-Off Broadway's The Theatre Asylum. On May 17, 1998, his play Horrors of Doctor Moreau (published by Samuel French, Inc.) became the first Script-in-Hand reading to debut at the newly-formed New Jersey Repertory Company. The following year, his short play The Age of Miracles premiered at NJ Rep and went on to be a finalist at the Samuel French Short Play Festival. Also in 1999, NJ Rep presented Written in Stone, an evening of Joel's short plays, including The Speck of Dust in Bugsy's Eye (featuring Kim Hunter). In 2001, he co-produced One Night With You, a collection of six short plays about Elvis, created exclusively by NJ Rep playwrights. Over the years, he has directed Script-in-Hand readings of Mark Dunn's Oh Revoir, Mirabeau, Mario Fratti's Candida and Her Friends, Juan Mayorca's Way to Heaven (Himmelweg), Dorothy Fortenberry's Large as Life and Twice as Natural, Robert King's Destination Alaska, Tom Sime's Bloodletters, and Gino DiIorio's Release Point and Crib. In 2012, Joel directed the acclaimed MainStage production of Release Point. He has written and directed plays for all four NJ Rep Theatre Brut Festivals, including Prairie Dogs (2004), Abilene (2004), Trouble on the PATH (2005), Seven4Seven (2006), and The Purgatory of Charlie Hustle (2008). From 2000-2002, he was appointed the theatre education coordinator for the New York City Department of Education. In 2014, Joel was the Director/Mentor of the award-winning NJ Rep Young Playwrights Project, Shelter From The Storm, in which local high school students wrote short plays about Hurricane Sandy. That same year, in conjunction with NJ Rep, he became an adjunct professor of playwriting at Monmouth University.