Program team

Amber welcomes new PNA member

Christopher Ellinger, project director
Amber Espar, communications
Tonia Pinheiro, bookkeeper
Anne Ellinger, writer
Estefania Castellanos, admin assistant

Most of the above work is unpaid


Ash Straw, Big Apple Playback Theatre (NY, NY)
Cat Gilliam, formerly Threshold Ensemble and Asheville
Dana Rungay, Red Threads of Peace (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Deb Scott, Asheville Playback (Asheville, NC)
Elisa Hollenberg, Truly Connecting PBT practice group (Toronto, ON)
Eva Vander Giessen, San Francisco Playback Theatre (SF, CA)
Gerry Orkin, Wollongong Playback Theatre (Wollongong Australia)
Leslie Becknell Marx, Playback player and conductor in search, leadership trainer (Portland, OR)
Marcela Descalzi, Houston Playback Theatre (Houston, TX)
Peter Abrams, Vancouver Playback Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Tina Chapman, Diversity Theatre Project (Rochester, NY)
Zhaleh Almaee Weinblatt, Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble (Port Townsend, WA)

Advisors are invited to give feedback a couple of times a year on PNA directions.
They are all volunteers (work is unpaid).

Many are involved in PNA programs, especially the teleconferences.
If you’re a current member of PNA and might like to be an advisor, please let us know.

Board of directors

Amy Tai (President)
Tonia Pinheiro (Treasurer)
Max Roberts-Zirker (secretary)
Dr. Kumkum Pareek Malik
Maureen Scully
Jeff Perrott
Priscilla Sanville
Phillip Speiser

Board meets quarterly in person or online and is unpaid.