Westport, CT - Westport Country Playhouse has announced recent Board of Trustees new members and transitions, including: Journalist, author and Westport resident Alisyn Camerota elected to the board; Johnna G. Torsone of Stamford named an honorary trustee after serving on the board since 2007; Anna Czekaj-Farber of Westport elected board chair after serving on the board since 2013; Czekaj-Farber succeeds Barbara Streicker of Westport, who was board chair since October 2015, and continues to serve on the board since 2006. The Playhouse’s board of trustees includes 26 members.
“We are immensely grateful to Johnna Torsone for her long service; there is no person more deserving of a permanent place on the Playhouse’s honorary board,” said Michael Barker, Playhouse managing director. “Thanks also to Barbara Streicker, who as president oversaw my hiring and led us so effectively through the first months of this pandemic. Mark Lamos [Playhouse artistic director] and I are thrilled that Barbara will remain on the board as our new president Anna Czekaj-Farber takes on that role. Anna’s long association with the Playhouse, as well as her background as an artist, economist, and producer, are an ideal combination for dynamic and forward-thinking leadership.
“Finally, as we continue to prioritize equity, artistry, and community, we are beyond pleased to welcome Alisyn Camerota as a Playhouse trustee. Alisyn brings her skill as a communications professional, family roots in Westport, and touch of celebrity to her board service. The Playhouse is blessed with amazing trustee leadership for our next chapter.”
Due to the global pandemic, the Playhouse campus remains closed since March 2020. The 2021 Season is scheduled to begin in April, online and in-person. Playhouse management will be following the science and the State of Connecticut Department of Health guidelines in deciding when and how to safely open its buildings to the public.