Festival Director

Lenore Skomal is a theatre producer and career writer. An author of 17 books, including three bestsellers, she is the sole proprietor of Lenore M Skomal Productions, LLC, which produces her plays and Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.


In addition to BBTF, she produced her Off Broadway comedy THE EXES (2019) and BLUFF at Hudson Guild (2016), both licensed plays with current productions in community and regional theatres.


THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER, her first book, is being made into a movie by Amfram with a release date of spring 2022.


A proud member of the Dramatists Guild, Commercial Theatre Institute, Theater Resources Unlimited, Off Broadway Alliance, Theater Communications Group, the National Newspaper Columnists Association, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Lenore is dedicated to empowering artists.



General Manager

Rick Sayers is a theatre producer and former newspaper publisher and editor, with over 50 years in the newspaper industry. As a former editor of the Erie Times-News, publisher of the Connecticut Post, The National Sports Daily, Detroit News, and Boston Herald, he is a skilled manager at heart.


Rick brings a passion to working with theatre professionals, especially playwrights, helping them develop their skills and hone their abilities to produce their own works with confidence and little stress. His motto is: Even though we're in the drama business, we don't need drama in our business.


Chris Phillips’ plays have been seen on both coasts, receiving two GLAAD Media Award nominations, the Playwriting award at the New York International Fringe Festival, and a grant from the Robert Chesley Foundation. Chris is a prolific writer and has adapted several of his award-winning plays to the screen. His film and TV scripts have been recognized in out rounds of multiple competitions, including the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, the Warner Bros. TV Writers Workshop, and the NBC Universal Emerging Writers Fellowship, among others. His second short film as writer/director screened in 2018 at festivals such as Outfest Los Angeles and the California Independent Film Festival, where he won Best Director of a Short.  

Production Manager

Mike Schulz is a freelance Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, and technician, currently waiting to return as the Assistant Electrician on the National Tour of WAITRESS. He is happy to be back to work with Broadway Bound for another year! Recent work: PM; Romeo and Bernadette (A.R.T./NY). TD; Dare To Be Different 2019 (A.R.T./NY), Broadway Bound Theatre Festival 2019 (Theatre Row), Pippin (Hudson Guild). Lighting Design; Cabaret (Baruch College), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Baruch College), The Argentinian Prostitute Play (BBTF 2019), Mona Lisa and the Cross (BBTF 2019), Round Went the Wheel (BBTF 2019).

Technical Director

Zachariah Goin received a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis on theatrical design from West Texas A&M University. He moved to New York City to carve his own path into the theatre world. Recent credits include Friendly’s Fire at the 14th

St. Y (Light Design and Technical Director), Chorus Line at The Riverside Theatre (Light Design) and Frozen at The Riverside Theatre (Light Design). Zachariah is excited to be working with the Broadway Bound Festival for the first time.


Jaclyn Stroud is currently pursuing a degree in Theatre at Barnard College of Columbia University. She proudly serves as the President of the Barnard/Columbia chapter of She’s the First, funding girls’ education in low-income countries. On campus, she is also involved in the dance community at Barnard as both a performer and choreographer and tutors students in computer science. She has previously interned at the York Theatre Company, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Parity Productions, and Battery Dance Festival.

Social Media

Emily Anne Goes is a currently pursuing a BFA in Drama at NYU Tisch. A performer, producer, designer, and activist, Emily has performed with professional theaters in both New York and San Jose, produced cabaret fundraisers (The Essence of the Stage & The Essence of Purple at Tabard Theater in SJ), and worked as the NYC Regional Marketing Manager for Relovv. She just attended the Shanghai Theater Academy's Winter Institute, studying intercultural performance as an Asian-American.  

Musical Theatre Advisor 

Cate Cammarata is an Off-Broadway producer, director, and dramaturg specializing in the development of new plays and musicals. Off-Broadway: The Assignment, My Father's Daughter. Regional: My Life is a Musical (Bay Street Theater), Bran Castle (Porchlight Theater) and numerous early developmental productions. Cate leads musical theater writing workshops in NYC and serves as the Literary Manager for Theater Resources Unlimited and the Director of Creative Development at She develops work with hip hop artists as the Associate Artistic Director for Rhymes Over Beats. She has a MFA in Dramaturgy and a BFA in Directing, and teaches at SUNY Stony Brook and Baruch College.

Emily Hewitt started taking pictures when she was nine (the same year she got her first pair of glasses – there’s probably a connection) and she started working in theater when she was 16. It was many years later when she combined these two interests into a performance photography enterprise. Emily invites you to view her portfolio at
Front of House Manager

Liana is a junior pursuing a BFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch, with a minor in Environmental Biology. She is thrilled to be working her second year as House Manager for BBTF, after interning in administration and marketing with them. At Tisch, Liana is a co-founder of Playground Production Co-op, a club dedicated to developing new works and helping writers to self-produce them. She also co-manages San Diego-based youth theatre group called Scripps Onstage that produces new works every summer. Liana has previously worked and interned with such organizations as La Jolla Playhouse, Trinity Theatre Company, Scripps Theatre Arts, and the Broadway Green Alliance.


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