The Academy Staff

& Board of Directors

Academy Theatre Staff















Academy Theatre Foundation Board

  • Jane M. Pickens    ~ President

  • Dennis Frampton ~ Vice President

  • John K. Hodges    ~ Treasurer

  • Joan Castelli          ~ Secretary

  • Pat Barco

  • Alan Flick

  • Anne Leonard

  • Diane Malady

  • Brian Pulito

  • Tiffany Replogle

  • Rosie Mercatoris ~ Wing President

  • James Cook ~ Director Emeritus

  • Christine B. (Kit) Lang ~ Director Emeritus


Julia Kemp ~ Artistic Director

Julia is a 2017 graduate of Allegheny College with a BA in Communication Arts. She is well known at the Academy Theatre, having appeared on stage in numerous performances, as well as assisting with production choreography. To contact Julia, email

  • Mary Tedesco ~ House Manager

  • Travis Sheckler ~ Technical Director

  • Renée McNally ~ Costume Designer

Georgette Kennedy ~ Administrator

Georgette has a BS in Marketing and a Master in Healthcare Admin. She has been working in operations management, business management, and human resources for the past 15 years. She will be working closely with our marketing, building & grounds, development, and finance committees. She will also be assisting with our daily operations. To contact Georgette, email or call  814-337-8000.

Thomas Greene  ~ Box Office Coordinator

Thomas was born and raised in Franklin where he regularly performed at the Barrow Civic before moving to Los Angeles to earn his BFA. Thomas will be helping in daily operations in the box office both during and outside of performances. or call  814-337-8000.

The Academy Theatre is Meadville’s home for all varieties of artistic and cultural events. We offer a wide variety of shows, outside acts, educational classes and even rental space for your special occasions. 


  • Facebook App Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

We invite you to visit us...

The Academy Theatre

275 Chestnut Street

Meadville, PA, 16335


Proud member of the

Twin Tiers Theatre Consortium:

Barrow-Civic Theatre
Struthers Library Theatre
1891 Fredonia Opera House
Palmer Opera House

Brookville Community Theatre

Pitt-Bradford Arts Program

Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville

©Copyright 2016 Academy Theatre – Meadville, PA