Jade King Carroll, Producing Artistic Director
Specializing in new play development and directing, Carroll is a multiple-time collaborator with playwrights such as Dael Orlandersmith, Chisa Hutchinson, Dominique Morisseau, and Sarah Gancher. She has also worked with many other emerging writers at organizations including the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Institute, Huntington Theatre, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, and The Civilians. Carroll has directed new audio dramas for Audible, Marvel, Broadway Podcast Network, and GEVA Theatre Center. As the Artistic Associate at Second Stage Theatre, she worked on world premieres by Lynn Nottage, Anna Deavere Smith, Kristoffer Diaz, Rajiv Joseph, and Douglas Carter Beane, along with running 2ST’s education department.
Jade has a long history of directing the classics and a strong desire to expand our cultural canon. She has directed over 50 productions across the country at such theatres as Primary Stages, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Milwaukee Repertory, Atlantic Theatre, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the McCarter Theatre Center at Princeton University, INTAR, Playwright’s Realm, The Wild Project, Miami New Drama, Portland Stage, Weston Playhouse, Portland Playhouse, City Theatre, Marin Theatre, Theatreworks, Two River Theatre, Playmakers Rep, People’s Light & Theatre, NYC Parks Summer Stages, Perseverance Theatre, Joe’s Pub, and Chautauqua Theater Company.
At Second Stage, Jade was a Van Lier and NYC Council of the Arts directing fellow, and received a TCG New Generation grant in artistic directing. She is a former NYTW emerging artist fellow, artistic apprentice at the Women’s Project Theatre, and directing and producing apprentice at the McCarter Theatre Center at Princeton University. She was a Gates Millennium scholar and recently received a 40 under 40 award from her alma mater, SUNY New Paltz. She was also the recipient of the Paul Green Award from the National Theatre Conference and the estate of August Wilson, and the 2020 Drama League Award. She was an associate director on Broadway for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE featuring Blair Underwood and Daphne Rubin-Vega and THE GIN GAME featuring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson.
As an educator, Carroll has taught and guest directed at Juilliard, Princeton, New York University, University of Iowa, Penn State, Adelphi University, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Point Park University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, West Virginia University, Bard College, Columbia University, and Chautauqua Theater Company.
Like the Institution’s other artistic leaders, she will maintain professional and artistic commitments outside of her summers at Chautauqua while overseeing CTC’s long-term planning, budgeting, season selection, auditioning, casting, and hiring of design teams and directors.
Emily Glinick, General Manager
Emily will be stepping into this role in her 10th anniversary with the company, having previously served as a stage manager for productions across many years in Bratton Theater, as well as last season in the Performance Pavilion!
Emily brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the theater industry, having spent almost 20 years as a freelance stage manager. A proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association, she has managed over 100 productions for the community, regional, off-Broadway, Broadway, and international tours and festivals.
Last season, Emily was the Production Stage Manager for both Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau, and Commedia, directed and devised by CTC Artistic Director Andrew Borba. Prior to last season, she PSM’d for Andrew on Philadelphia Story, and was the Assistant Stage Manager for his production of Twelfth Night. Other favorite Chautauqua Theater Company productions include Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.
In addition to her theater experience, Emily brings skills as a small business owner. With a background in massage therapy, movement analysis, mobility training, and corrective exercise, Emily is the owner and founder of Brooklyn Bodywork Collective, a massage, and wellness studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Makayla Santiago- Froebel, Arts Marketing Specialist
Makayla Santiago- Froebel joins as the Arts Marketing Specialist, having just over eight years of experience working in arts and cultural institutions. She previously worked at Chautauqua, with roles in dance and ticketing operations, and was most recently employed as the Communications & Development Coordinator at the Center for Elder Law & Justice in Buffalo, New York, and the Development Associate at Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, her tenure includes communications and development experience from Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Martin House, Canisius College, Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, and serving as house manager and ticketing agent for SUNY Fredonia’s Rockefeller Arts Center.
With a passion for lifting the voices of those so often left unheard, Makayla founded the Chatty Carmens podcast in 2020 with a simple vision, that female-identifying change-makers of color deserve a platform to share their stories.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Music Business and a Bachelor of Art in Arts Administration with a concentration in Communication from the State University at Fredonia. She also holds a Master of Science in Communication & Leadership, Non-Profit Organizational Behavior from Canisius College. In addition, she holds the Diversity & Inclusion Certification from Cornell University and is excited to infuse all she has learned into decision-making and communication strategies. She is a board member of the CREATE Project in Dunkirk, NY, and the vice president of the board at Infinity Visual & Performing Arts in Jamestown, NY.
Suzanne Fassett-Wright, Director of Arts Education
Young Playwrights Project
Suzanne serves as the Director of Arts Education at Chautauqua Institution, responsible for the development and implementation of arts education programs in the K-12 public schools. Since her arrival in 2017, over 20,000 students have participated in these programs by writing plays, drumming their hearts out, singing their lungs out and overall, sharing their unique selves through artistic expression. Suzanne also serves as the operations manager for the School of Music, combining her skill sets in education and event production to aid in envisioning compelling performance and learning experiences for pre-professional musicians who attend during the Summer Assembly.
Prior to her time at the Institution, Suzanne taught in K-12 and higher education settings as a percussionist, conductor and music historian. Trained as a classical percussionist, she was a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 years and also enjoyed a performing career as pit musician for musicals on drum set. She was in high demand as guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout Illinois and Indiana.