Andrew Borba, Artistic Director
Andrew is in his fifth season as Artistic Director. He served eight seasons as CTC’s Associate Artistic Director and this is his 16th summer at Chautauqua Theater Company. Last Season, Andrew directed One Man, Two Guvnors. Previously for CTC he has directed As You Like It, Noises Off, The Taming of the Shrew, After Love, The Comedy of Errors, The Philadelphia Story, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Swimming Thru Abu Dhabi and Carve as well as the inter-arts collaborations Mango Suite, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Ellis Island and Go West! in the Amp.
As an actor at CTC, he has appeared in Building the Wall, Our Town, Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, The Just, All My Sons, Frankenstein and Dracula. Outside of CTC, Andrew has performed in theaters around the country, including South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, The Globe Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (five seasons), Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Stage Company, Long Wharf and others. He has appeared multiple times on the silver screen and as a recurring character or guest star on over 30 TV shows.
This off-season Andrew directed The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Detroit Public Theater and Love’s Labour’s Lost at UC Irvine, and appeared in a recurring role on ABC’s Speechless. Andrew is a graduate of Brown University and New York University. He lives in Los Angeles, and is Head of Acting and a Professor of Drama at UC Irvine.
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 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.
Olga Sanchez Saltveit, Director of New Work
Olga Sanchez Saltveit, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Middlebury College, is Artistic Director Emerita for Milagro Theatre, the Pacific Northwest’s premier Latinx arts & culture organization, following her service as the company’s Artistic Director from 2003-2015. She is an actor, director, devisor, and arts activist, whose work has been seen throughout the US and in Peru, Venezuela, Honduras, and Cuba.
Olga served as co-artistic director of the People’s Playhouse in New York City, artistic director of Seattle Teatro Latino, and co-founder of La Casa de Artes, a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the beauty of Latinx arts and cultural heritage. Her ¡O ROMEO! received a Portland Drama Critics’ DRAMMY award for Outstanding Achievement in Devised Work, and her Como Agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) was nominated for several BroadwayWorld awards, including Best Direction.
Olga served on the Executive Committee and the Diversity Task Force on the TCG (Theatre Communications Group) board of directors. She serves on the Advisory Committee of the Latinx Theatre Commons, in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons, Emerson College. Associations and affiliations include: Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. B.A., Theatre, Hunter College, C.U.N.Y.; M.A., Human / Bicultural Development, Pacific Oaks College; Ph.D., Theatre Arts, University of Oregon. Research interests include BIPOC theatre and activism, Latinx feminisms, and the commons.
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.