New York Theatre Workshop honored theatre visionaries

President, NYTW Board of Trustees

NYTW Trustee and Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright


Tituss Burgess

Sherz Aletaha • Trey Anastasio • John Behlmann • Lea DeLaria • Brandon Victor Dixon • Rachel Dratch • Christine Ebersole • Santino Fontana • Scott Frankel • Sean Hayes • Jeff Hiller • Tamika Lawrence • Corey Mach • Kristine Nielsen • Nicole Ari Parker • Jeff Romley • Heidi Schreck • Brian Sears • Rocco Sisto • Joy Woods • and MORE!

Monday, May 1, 2023


André Hunter • Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy • Thomas Schumacher • Melanie and Joseph Shugart • Barbara Whitman, Beth Williams and Mindy Rich

Trey Anastasio • Bill Camp • Ann and Leslie Chao • Phil and Mary Ann Clement • Mike and Kathy Coster • Beth and Michael Falcone • Claire Foerster and Daniel Bernstein • Michael Greif • Kathy and Sonny Hagendorf • Valerie Hartman • Sean Hayes • Susan Hilferty • Eddie Hjerpe IV • Michael Hjerpe • Kate and Steve Howe • Moisés Kaufman and Jeffrey LaHoste • Kate Lear and Jon LaPook • Lyn and Norman Lear • Brenda Mainer and Bob Wetzel • Jefferson Mays and Susan Lyons • Kevin McCormick • Lanie and Paul McNulty • Tony and Jeannie Moody • Natalie Neu and Bill Middlesworth • Neuberger Berman and Faith and David Pedowitz • Heather Randall • David Richenthal • David Stone and Marc Platt • John and Adèle Talty • Bernard Telsey / The Telsey Office

Kelly Fowler Hunter has served as President of New York Theatre Workshop’s Board of Trustees since 2016. She is the former Managing Partner of Hunter Travel Service, a deluxe travel planning and consulting business, and a former marketing professional with American Express and several advertising agencies. In recent years, Kelly has dedicated her efforts to maintaining and improving the health of not-for-profit organizations, particularly in the areas of social services, education and the arts. At NYTW, she chaired the Strategic Planning Task Force and has advocated for crucial pay increases for artists. As President, she stewarded NYTW through the pandemic shutdowns, its sharpened focus on equity, diversity and inclusion, and the year-long search for a new Artistic Director. Kelly is a former Board Chair of The Guidance Center of Westchester, a large social services agency providing mental health, substance use treatment, education, and housing services. She serves on the Board of Advisors of the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts at Dartmouth College and is also the past co-Chair of the Friends of Dartmouth Women’s Rugby. Kelly received a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA degree from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She lives with her husband André in Bedford, NY, and is a proud parent of three grown children.

Doug dates the beginning of his playwriting career as November 1995, when the New York Theatre Workshop produced his play Quills; the show’s success allowed him to shed his many “day jobs” and earn a living as a writer. His Broadway credits include Good Night, Oscar, opening this April at the Belasco Theater, War Paint starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), The Little Mermaid, Grey Gardens (Tony Award nomination) and I Am My Own Wife (Tony, Pulitzer Prize). His work has been featured off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic, the Vineyard, the Minetta Lane, and the WPA and has been seen in over thirty-three countries around the globe. His films include his screen adaptation of Quills (Golden Globe nomination) and the upcoming The Burial starring Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones. He is the former president of the Dramatists Guild and a member of SAG-AFTRA, SDC and the WGA. Doug serves on the Board of the New York Theatre Workshop and has taught at NYU, Princeton and Yale. He has mentored young screenwriters at Sundance for twenty years. He lives in Manhattan with his husband singer-songwriter David Clement, and their cats Glynis and Murray.