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About Us

Silhouette Stages, Inc., a verified 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is an all-volunteer community theater serving Howard County and beyond.  We promote a welcoming, diverse, creative environment that supports a broad range of artistic and technical experience. Our mission is to bring high-quality theatrical productions and events to Howard County at an affordable ticket price, ensuring our local community has access to the joys of the live theater experience.

 

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The Addams Family (2018)
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Cabaret (2019)
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About Us: About Us

Our History

It All Started With A Quilt

In May 2003, a group of theater lovers produced the musical Quilters, an unconventional, vignette-based musical about frontier women. After the success of the show, the group formed Shadow Block Productions, named after the “Shadow Blocks” individually sewn into quilts. Shadow Block Productions' goal was to produce rarely seen, small-cast musicals, and for five years Shadow Block entertained local audiences and developed a growing, loyal following. 

In 2008, the group relocated to a larger theater at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Center of Columbia, MD, formed a new Board of Directors, became a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and officially re-named themselves Silhouette Stages. Since then, Silhouette Stages has grown into Howard County's Premiere Community Theater and become a favorite among local audiences, performers, and volunteers. 

 

Today, Silhouette Stages welcomes over 3,000 audience members through it’s doors each season thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers. Through tireless man hours and with an endless dedication to the arts, they have maintained a track record of excellence and have garnering numerous recognitions from the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (W.A.T.C.H) Awards, Ruby Griffith Awards, DC Metro Arts “Best of” Honors, and MD Theatre Guides Top 5 Community Theatres in MD. In 2016, Silhouette Stages won the MDTG Readers' Choice Award for Best Community Theater in Greater Baltimore. 

Silhouette Stages continues to cultivate a dedicated community of Volunteers who highlight exceptional storytelling, artistry, and the endless possibilities of the Theatrical Arts; with the hope that it will continue to be a beacon of joy and light to the people and community of Howard County for many years to come.

The Lightning Thief (2022)
Anything Goes (2019)
She Loves Me (2019)
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I Am Shakespeare (2021)
Cry-Baby: the Musical (2017))

Board of Directors

Where the Passion Begins: 

Intentionally utilizing our collective wisdom, experience, energy and resources to create exceptional community theatre in Howard County.

About Us: Team Members

Executive Board 

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Jeremy Goldman
Executive Director

Jeremy Goldman served as Silhouette Stages Board President from 2015-2023 and is excited to step into the role of Silhouette Stages first Executive Director.  Jeremy is a native of Howard County, growing up performing at Toby's Dinner Theater and with the Young Columbians.  After graduating from Centennial High School, Jeremy attended the University of Maryland as a Creative and Performing Arts Scholar earning a degree in Theater Performance (2000) and went on to earn a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law (2009). During the work day, Jeremy is the Manager of Corporate Global Supply Chain Compliance at a large defense contractor.  But in his role as President of Silhouette Stages, Jeremy works tirelessly to ensure the organization’s mission is successful and the local community has affordable access to the joys of high-quality live theater.

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Henry Cyr
Artistic Director

Henry Cyr originally hails from Connecticut, but has been calling Maryland home for the past fifteen years. He holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut (GO HUSKIES), and has performed at several regional theaters in New England. Henry works by day as a Project Manager for a local healthcare insurer. He is also a songwriter who performs locally and streams on Spotify/Apple Music/etc. Henry has been active in the Greater Baltimore theater scene for the past decade, and has enjoyed becoming part of such a dynamic community. He has had the privilege to play many roles onstage, as well as to serve on production teams in multiple capacities (including as a director, producer and dramaturg.) Henry is thrilled to be the Artistic Director of Silhouette Stages, and firmly believes in the organization’s mission to produce high-quality theater in our area.

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Ande Kolp
President

Ande Kolp is an Iowa native and classically trained singer who moved to Maryland in 1994 to complete her degree in Music Therapy.  After obtaining her Master's Degree in Special Education with a Concentration in Severe Disabilities, Ande began a career working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  She is currently the Executive Director of The Arc Maryland, a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to preserving and advancing the rights of people with disabilities.  After taking a hiatus from performing to raise a family, Ande returned to the stage in the mid-2010s.  She has been in several productions at Silhouette and surrounding theaters since that time and has also enjoyed working behind the scenes as prop mistress, producer, and support with set builds and dressing.  Ande joined the Silhouette Stages Board in 2018.

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Maddie Bohrer
Secretary

Maddie Bohrer is a Maryland native and current Howard County resident. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Dance from Frostburg State University. After graduating, Maddie relocated to Howard County. During the day, Maddie works as a Human Resources Generalist for a government contractor. She specializes in employee and client relations and manages over 85 employees. Maddie is very passionate about supporting her local theatre community. Maddie has participated in many Silhouette Stages’ productions over the years – both on and off stage. Maddie joined the Silhouette Stages board in 2022.

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Rebecca Hanauer
Treasurer

Rebecca is originally from Illinois, and moved to Howard County after college, where she now works at WSP, Inc. as an Electrical Engineer. During her time at Missouri University of Science & Technology, where she majored in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering, she also minored in Theatre. Some of her favorite productions from college include Grease and Next to Normal, where she performed on stage as Rizzo and Diana respectively. In addition to acting, she also worked behind the scenes as a director, hair and makeup artist, set designer, and set builder. Shortly after moving to Maryland, she became involved with Silhouette Stages, where she has performed, built and designed sets, and stage managed. Rebecca joined the Silhouette Stages Board in 2019 and is a W.A.T.C.H. adjudicator, reviewing other Washington area theater productions.

Board Members

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Dana Bonistalli
Marketing Coordinator

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Board Development 

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Stephen Foreman
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Bethany Loren
Volunteer Coordinator

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TJ Lukacsina
Member at Large

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Otega Okurume
Audience Services

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Angie Townsend*
Cabaret Night Producer

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Neal Townsend*
Logistics Coordinator

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Associate Producer

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Technical Director

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The members of our Board of Directors serve on a volunteer basis and receive no financial compensation for their service.

FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

Rodney Chamberlain*
Delia Chiu*
Paul Ciaravella*
Mary Guay Kramer
Mo Dutterer
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Lisa Ellis*
Richard Greenslit
Sandy Howard

Tommy Malek
Debbie Mobley*
Alex Porter*
Julie Press
Conni Ross*
Steve Teller*
Doug Thomas
Matt Wetzel
Ronni Wyrwas*


*Founding Board Members

About Us: Opening Hours
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