Iron Crow Theatre brings together some of the most innovative, talented and exciting theatrical professionals each season known lovingly as the 'Crows'. Our company consists of both proven theatrical leaders and leaders soon to be. 

board of Directors

Natka Bianchini, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theatre, Loyola University Maryland
Sean Elias, Secretary, Artistic Director, Iron Crow Theatre
David Gerson, Esq., Broadway Producer
Frank Golom, Ph.D., President, Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology, Loyola University Maryland
James Harp, Artistic and Managing Director, Maryland Opera
John Knapp, Former Artistic Director, Richmond Triangle Players
Jessica Lanzillotti, Treasurer, Former General Manager, Everyman Theatre
Franklin N. McNeil, Jr., Vice President, Community Development, PNC Bank


Ron Legler, Chair, President of the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
Zachary Michel, President and Production Committee Co-Head, Charm City Fringe Festival
Chris Pfingsten, Producing Director, Baltimore Theatre Project
Paul Wissman, Founding Member Iron Crow Theatre

We’ve created a new Community Advisory Board led by Ron Legler, President of the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, to ensure Iron Crow Theatre continues to be able to serve its community as best it can. Comprised of leadership from a diverse array of theatre organizations in Baltimore, the Community Advisory Board focuses on supporting Iron Crow Theatre as it implements its revised and enhanced policies, ensuring that Iron Crow Theatre remains a safe space for all. In addition, the Community Advisory Board has been instrumental in helping us to develop a volunteer handbook for all current and future volunteer staff and guest artists who work with the theatre. We will be adding partners from the local queer and theatre communities to the advisory board over the upcoming season, as we continue on in our pursuit of a stronger, safer, and more inclusive theatre environment.


Sean Elias, Artistic Director
April Forrer, Managing Director


River Hansen, General Manager
Danielle Harrow, Grants Manager

Resident Artists

Resident Artists are individuals recognized by the theatre as an outstanding theatrical talent and an artist deeply interested in and dedicated to the development of queer theatre. These individuals are invested in the artistic goals of the company and its forward momentum with a personal belief in the company’s mission and vision. These artists make up a diverse group of accomplished actors, designers, directors, and writers, each having made substantive contributions to the theatre over time. 

Dr. Natka Bianchini, Director
PJ Carbonell, Set Designer
Rob Clatterbuck, Photographer
Rich Espey, Playwright and Performer
Jonas David Grey, Performer
River Hansen, Stage Manager
Danielle Harrow, Costume Designer and Performer
Sam Lee, Sound Designer and Composer
Nicholas Miles, Performer
Quae Simpson, Director and Choreographer
Ann Turiano, Director and Performer
Janine Vreatt, Lighting Designer

GUEST Artists

Every season, Iron Crow Theatre welcomes a wide variety of guest artists and designers who work with the theatre on a particular project or program. In most cases, these artists join Iron Crow Theatre through an application, portfolio review, and/or audition process.