Marcus Dean Fuller

Executive & Artistic Director

Marcus Dean Fuller is an actor, writer, director and producer with over twenty-five years’ experience working in film, television and stage.

In 2017 Fuller served as Director of Artistic Development with the White Heron Theater on Nantucket where he oversaw the development and production of the world premieres of Dark and Stormy, an original play, written and directed by Fuller and Evanston Salt Costs Climbing written by Will Arbery and directed by Dustin Wills, co-produced with New Neighborhood Media.

In 2008 Fuller founded Compass Entertainment to develop and produce independent film, theater and media. His produced films include Ping Pong Summer with Susan Sarandon, Dial a Prayer with William Macy and Brittany Snow, Darkness Rising and One Fall.  Fuller has been a contributing writer for “The Wrap” magazine and his original screenplay for the feature film One Fall was awarded a permanent place in the Margaret Herrick Library, a world-renowned non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and an industry by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Fuller has taught numerous courses on both acting and producing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers, Skidmore College and Union College where he currently, teaches Acting and Shakespeare in Performance. He is a member of the Artistic Advisory Board for the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey and has served on the Board of Directors for ShakespeareNYC, Yale University Alumni Board, Nantucket Theater Institute, White Heron Theater Company, Saratoga Shakespeare Company and the Yale School of Drama Board of Advisors. 

 Fuller received his MFA from Yale School of Drama.

Emma Halpern

Managing Director

Emma Halpern is the former Co-Artistic Director of New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT), where for the last ten years, she served as a producer and dramaturg on over 20 off-Broadway productions, including 17 world premieres. She also managed NYCCT’s 2014 name change and re-branding project, and oversaw the company’s new works initiatives. As an arts journalist, Halpern has contributed regularly to American Theatre magazine, the leading publication for the American nonprofit theatre, where she has published over 30 articles and interviewed over 75 theatre professionals. She holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University and a M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from Brooklyn College, where she has taught as an adjunct lecturer in the M.F.A Performing Arts Management Program.

Tracy Liz Miller

Director of Education

Tracy Liz Miller comes to SSC with extensive experience as an actor, producer, director, and educator. She is the Co-Founder of Pawling Theatre Exchange and Co-Founding Producing Artistic Director of The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre. She serves on the theatre faculty of Western Connecticut State University, and is the former Director of Theatre Arts at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona. She has received the KCACTF/ATHE Innovative Teaching Award, a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and an Emerging Director Scholarship from the Celebration Barn in Maine. She holds a B.F.A. in Music Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University and a M.F.A. in Acting from Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama.

Board of Trustees

Steven Greenblatt
 President — Attorney, the Law Offices of Steven Greenblatt

David Howson
Secretary — Professor, Arts Administration at Skidmore College

Michelle Muir
Treasurer — Senior Manager, BST & Co.

Marcus Dean Fuller
Executive & Artistic Director, SSC

Barbara Black
Professor, English Department at Skidmore College

Joseph Cermatori
Assistant Professor, English Department at Skidmore College

Zack Fantauzzi
Senior Managing Director, Railroad19

Sara Friedman
General Manager, Mills Entertainment

Allison Karcher
Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, at University of Albany

Samantha Kercull
Senior Compensation Analyst at Zoetis Inc.

Michael LoMonico
Senior Consultant on National Education, Folger Shakespeare Library

Guy Mastrion
Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Brandforming, and the F. William Harder Chair in Business Administration, Department of Management & Business at Skidmore College

Tom Padovan
Founder/CEO, Saratoga Digital

Jason Ward
Film producer & distributor, Founder/CEO Candy Factory Films

Garett Wilson
Artistic Director, Theater Department, Skidmore College


James Bundy
Dean, Yale School of Drama

Evan Yionoulis
Director of Drama, Juilliard

Bonnie Monte
Artistic Director, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey

Barbara Opitz
former Executive Director of SSC

Lary Opitz
former Artistic Director of SSC

William Finlay
founder & former Artistic Director of SSC

Eunice Ferreira
Associate Professor – Directing, History and Theory
Skidmore College

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