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Who We Are

Phamaly's Staff

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Corinne Denny is known for creating and managing innovative arts experiences. For the past several years, she served as the Executive Director for the Arapahoe Philharmonic, bringing a renewed focus on artistic excellence to the company and establishing exciting collaborations with local businesses and fellow arts organizations. Prior to the pandemic, Corinne was the Executive Artistic Director of Denver Immersive Opera, a company dedicated to supporting female identifying and LGBTQAI+ artists while creating immersive operatic productions that resonate with modern audiences. She has also served as the Production Manager for Boulder Opera Company, Company Manager for Boulder Music Institute, and spent five years working in wealth management. As a stage director, she has created productions for Denver Immersive Opera, Denver Opera Collective, Boulder Opera Company, and Opera on Tap. Corinne holds a Performer’s Certificate in Voice from the University of Denver, a dual MM in Opera and Musical Theatre Performance from Arizona State University, and a BM in Voice Performance from Middle Tennessee State University.

Corinne Denny

Managing Director

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Erin is a Denver-based theatrical artist always searching for the next creative opportunity. By day she navigates the creation of stigma abolishing theatre with Phamaly Theatre Company, on staff since 2019, proudly working as the Operations Manager. By night she is trying to find time for everything else: performance, podcasting, costuming, design, directing, and learning to cook better than your mama can. Every day she is thankful for her supportive circle and partner in crime, Jeremy Althoff. Erin lives with Hashimoto’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Anxiety.

Erin Banta

Operations Manager

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Lauren (she/her) hails from Clarksville, TN and earned an MFA in Arts Administration from Texas Tech University. She has had a passion for accessibility in the arts for many years, spending three+ years volunteering in-person and virtually for A.B.L.E. Ensemble, a Chicago-based theatre for, with, and by individuals with developmental disabilities, and volunteering at Phamaly before becoming a full-time employee. Lauren is also an Adjunct Professor in Arts and Culture Management at The University of Denver, and a newly published playwright. Previously, she had the privilege of working at Wonderbound Ballet, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center among others. When she's not at work, you can find her playing board games, singing with the Denver Women’s Chorus, or stealing cuddles from her dog, Harry Pupper, and her husband, Eric. She lives with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Lauren Lynch-Eidson

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Ben (he/him) is the Artistic Director at Phamaly Theatre Company. Ben is a disabled director whose work focuses on producing artistically rigorous theatre with, for, and about the disabled community. His favorite directing credits include: Spring Awakening (Phamaly Theatre Company), The Spitfire Grill (Phamaly Theatre Company), Mockingbird (Falcon Theatre), Antigone: born against, The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide, Crumble: Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake, Love & Information (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati), Falling (DePaul).

Ben Raanan

Artistic Director

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Annie joined Phamaly in December of 2019. She moved to Denver from Connecticut where she had been the Director of Production at ACT of Connecticut. Prior to that, she had spent over a decade production managing in New York theatres, including APAC, Queens Theatre, and Prospect Theatre Company. Her time in New York also included working at Showman Fabricators. While there, her projects included Broadway's Sweeney Todd, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Disney World's American Idol Experience and NBC's The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon. Annie is an alumnus from the Theatre School at DePaul University and the School of Drama at Yale University.

Annie Jacobs

Technical Production Manager

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AJ Watson was born and raised in Connecticut, and attended the University of Connecticut with a major in Cinematography. While in college, he also participated in exchanges to the following: Towson University, Concordia University, Naugatuck Valley, and the Walt Disney World College Program (which resulted in having 14 roommates in college!). In his professional life, he worked as a non-linear video editor for 7 years at ESPN, and was then promoted to Production Operations Management, overseeing all aspects of television production. AJ is no stranger to Phamaly, and was also a backstage volunteer for Vox Vergere and an A2 for Spring Awakening. AJ's hobbies include dancing (EDM), Drumming, Snowboarding, Video Games, Reading, Horror Movies, and taking care of dogs. While he doesn't have family in CO (no partner or kids), he's a proud uncle of his niece and nephew (13 and 8).

AJ Watson

Production Accessibility Manager

 


Phamaly's Board of Directors

Kathi Grier, Legal Research Attorney - Chair
Eric Nelson, Pinnacol Assurance - Vice Chair
Heather Coyle, Financial Advisor - Elevate Wealth Management  - Treasurer
Stacey D'Angelo, Community College of Aurora - Co/Secretary
Colleen McCormack, Velocity Global - Co/Secretary
Walter Booth, Retired Psychologist, Semi-Professional Author, Completely Unprofessional Humorist
Denise Cameron, Educator & Parent of Phamaly Member
Dale Campau, Retired Chemist
Micah Caswell, Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Out Boulder County
Mark Dissette, Actor, Phamaly Theatre Company

Interested in learning more about Phamaly's Board of Directors?  Please contact Corinne Denny at cdenny@phamaly.org.

With Gratitude to Phamaly's Founders

Kevin Ahl
Richard Britton
Kathleen Traylor
Gregg Vigil
Teri Westerman Wagner