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Riverside Theatre 2015-16 Leadership

Sam Osheroff* (Artistic Director) holds an MFA in acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.  A member of Actors Equity, he has worked in performance venues all over the country and abroad including the Asolo Rep, Peterborough Players, The Banyan Theatre and many venues in and around New York City.  Sam has also toured Argentina and Brazil with the world renowned Bread and Puppet Theatre and has directed shows at venues in New York City and regionally.  He comes to Riverside from his most recent positions of artistic director of the Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre and visiting professor of acting and directing at the University of West Florida.

Jennifer Holan (Executive Director) spent the early part of her career in various (for profit) marketing roles in NYC and Chicago. Since 2007, she has lived and worked in Iowa City. She joined Riverside Theatre as Marketing Director in 2009, became its Development Director in 2011, and Executive Director in September 2014. Additionally, Jennifer is the Secretary on the Executive Committee of the National New Play Network. Jennifer holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA in creative writing and literature from Bennington College in Vermont.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


2015-16 Riverside Theatre Staff 

Artistic Director, Sam Osheroff
Executive Director, Jennifer Holan
Marketing Director, Rob Merritt

Technical Director, Violet Virnig
Patron Services & House Manager, Andy Sohn
Finance Manager, Jenny Henningsen
Company Manager, Irena Saric
Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly Garrett

Riverside Theatre Board of Directors

Chair: Natasha Wendt
Vice Chair: Mary Lu Callahan
Most recent Past Chair: Linda Farkas

Edwin Benjamin, Stefanie Bowers, Dale R. Farland, Patricia Heiden, Vincent Hrasky, Lin Larson, K. Jesse Singerman, Carolyn Russell Wallace, Cathy Weingeist, Paul Weller, Jennifer Whitmore

Founding Artists

Ron Clark
Jody Hovland


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