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Here at Proctors, we are committed to the integration of arts into schools and into the community to help expand minds, cultivate boundless imaginations and develop independent and confident children and adults.

Allow us to take you on a meaningful and enriching journey, whether here in our magnificent facilities or in your classroom or venue.

Christine Sheehan
Director, School of the Performing Arts
(518) 382-3884 x112

Favorite show of all time?
Rent. I was a young adult when Rent was created. It shepherded in a new type of theatre experience that would appeal to a non-typical audience and set a new precedent for what musical theatre could be.


Grace Janiszewski
Creative Workforce Director
(518) 382-3884 x150
Contact for: TheatreTech program, MediaWorks, Master Classes, High School Musical Theatre Awards and Summer Programs.

Were you involved in High School theatre?
I was a huge theatre geek at Schenectady High School’s Blue Roses Theatre Company!


Katherine Stephens
School Programs Director
(518) 382-3884 x168
Contact for: Artist Residencies, After School Programs, Internships, Summer Programs.

Favorite show you’ve seen at Proctors?
Putnam County Spelling Bee, Radio and Juliet, Peter and the Starcatcher.


Michael Gatzendorfer
Youth Programs Manager
(518) 382-3884 x197
Contact for: Broadway Tech, Weekly Classes, Summer Programs, High School Musical Theatre Festival, CAST, TheatreTalks.

Favorite role you’ve ever played?
Lion in Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Leon Czolgosz in Assassins.


Steven Yuhasz
Youth Programs Director
(518) 382-3884 x211
Contact for: Weekly Classes, Specialty Workshops, Summer Broadway Camp

Were you involved in High School Theatre?
Yes, I started the choir. Got my “Varsity” letter in choir. How funny. I guess I was an athletic singer. I made it all the way to the NJ All-State Choir. Choir lead to school plays.


Aaron Marquise
Arts Education Manager
(518) 382-3884 x128
Contact for: School Day Program, On-The-Go In-School Tour, Student Matinees

What is your favorite show that you’ve ever seen at Proctors?
Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, it was my first theatrical experience as a child and it’s a full circle to be working at Proctors all these years later.


Carter Irwin
Technical Theatre Instructor
(518) 382-3884 x703
Contact for: TheatreTECH

What is your favorite role you’ve ever played?
When I attended college I had the opportunity to do lighting design for a production of “In Conflict” by Douglas C Wager. The piece was intense and socially impacting, and my lighting design needed to honestly reflect the honor a soldier feels and the brutality of war.


Jon Dorflinger
MediaWorks Teaching Artist
Contact for: MediaWorks at Ballston Spa High School




Da’Quan Wilson
MediaWorks Teaching Artist
Contact for: MediaWorks at Schenectady High School & Ballston Spa High School

What’s your hobby?
I enjoy filming videos and dabbling in photography. I also like to learn a few new instruments.