James Nadeau - Executive Director
James has been involved in the entertainment business for over 35 years and he is very excited to call the Totem Pole Playhouse his home. Totem Pole guests and colleagues already know James from his most recent role as Associate Producer. Just prior to coming to Pennsylvania and joining the Totem Pole family, James finished a ten-year contract with Stiletto Entertainment in Los Angeles as Casting ...
David Hemsley Caldwell - Artistic Director
David Hemsley Caldwell began his professional career working in casting for NBC Television, Broadway and Film. He then moved to Actor/Literary Representation with Bret Adams Ltd. and the Agency for Performing Arts working with such artists as Judy Kaye, Robert Harling, Phylicia Rashad and Donald O’Connor. David served as Artistic Director for The Gretna Timbers Theater from 1996 through 2001...
Sue McMurtray - Director of Marketing and Communications
Having enjoyed a brief retirement of 10 months from her position as Managing Director in 2013 after 25 years at Totem Pole Playhouse, Sue was delighted to return to her old desk as Director of Marketing and Promotion. Recently she took on the role of General Manager. A local gal, she graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High with the class of 1965. A graduate of The Wilmington School of Radiolog...
Renee Rankin - Director of Ticketing and Patron Services
Renee is a native of Chambersburg. She received her MFA in Creative Writing in 2011 from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. She wrote the INSPIRATION column for JLTNews, the e-newsletter for Juneteenth Legacy Theatre. She’s had ten-minute plays produced by The Queens Players Act 5 New Play Festival in Queens, NY and the InGenius Fesitval and Testogenius Festival at Manhattan Theatre Source. In Sep...
Josh Zietak - Production Manager / Technical Director
Joshua Zietak (Production Manager/Technical Director) is thrilled to be starting his third Summer with Totem Pole Playhouse. Josh is also the Technical /Lighting Director for the national tour of Menopause The Musical and slips away to do a few cities when Totem Pole is dark. Before joining the Totem Pole team, Josh was Technical Director for the educational division of The Appell Cente...
Luke Reed - Director of Children's Theatre & Educational Outreach
Luke Reed is a local director, performer, and education artist, and is thrilled to be returning to the Totem Pole family for his sixth season. Since graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he has been working steadily in the field of the theatrical arts. Most notably he was a longtime member of the internationally acclaimed and awarded Department of Education at Lenox’s Shakes...