Interim Artistic Director
Markus Potter is a New York-based director and producer. He recently directed Church and State, currently playing Off Broadway, and Stalking the Bogeyman, Off-Broadway at New World Stages (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, New York Times critics' pick). Other productions include the same at London’s Southwark Playhouse (Off West End Award nomination for best production and direction), Lost Boy Found In Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan at The Portland Stage Company, Why You Beasting by David Don Miller (Best of FringeNYC, Time Out NY critics' pick), Weston Playhouse, North Carolina Stage Company, Pasadena Playhouse, and New Jersey Rep.
Sean comes to Theatre Aspen after serving the Aspen Music Festival for 14 seasons in various production roles along with the role of Operations Manager and most recently, Director of Performance Facilities. Throughout several summers of producing events in Aspen, he also served as the Director of Production for the Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America and was a member of IATSE, Local 80 in Los Angeles. He is originally from Iowa and holds an MFA from the University of Arizona.
Director of Education and Outreach
Graham Northrup is in his eighth year leading the education and training arm of Theatre Aspen. Graham received his MFA in Directing from Baylor University and serves as the administrator, lead teacher and director for both youth and adult theatrical training for Theatre Aspen School.
Apprentice Coordinator/Associate Artistic Director
Originally from Toronto, Canada, David is currently a DC-based theatre and opera director, actor, dramaturge and teacher. He has directed and produced over 60 productions across the U.S. and Canada. Selected directing credits include: Rent, The Pirates of Penzance, Is He Dead?, In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Curtains, A Little Night Music, A Man of No Importance, Waiting for Godot, Tartuffe, and the musical City of Angels.
Peggy Burke has been affiliated with Theatre Aspen since 2008. A longtime local for nearly 20 years, Peggy thrives on the personal relationships she has created over the years especially in the theatrical community. After a 10 year stint in the hospitality industry with group sales, Peggy traveled to Italy, India and New Zealand in 2006 pursuing yogic philosophy and meditation studies. She recently became certified to teach Satyananda Yoga Nidra through the Yoga Academy of North America in Cleveland, Ohio.
External Relations Officer
attended the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), where she majored in Theatre Design and Production with an emphasis in Costume Design. She also played tuba in the UNI Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, for which she wrote and directed a comedy with music called Tuba Wars. In 2010, Tori joined a fledgling burlesque and drag troupe called Sissy’s Sircus to costume resident drag queen Sissy Allen. Tori worked as the troupe’s costume designer, tour and production manager, and company president. In four years, Tori assisted Sissy’s Sircus in expanding the company, producing four full-length shows, and raising funds for local organizations. She is currently completing a dual MA/MBA in Arts Administration at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.
Jessie is happy to return to TA this summer, and has worked in many different production roles over the last 10 years. Her most recent endeavor was working for Big League Productions as the Stage Manager/ Asst. Company Manager for Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”; at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Her past credits include: Company Manager for The Intergalactic Nemesis Tour 2011 - 2015 ZACH Theater Austin, TX: Stage Manager “Red Hot Patriot: the kick ass wit of Molly Ivins”, Assistant Stage Manager for “August Osage County”, “Our Town”, and “Hairspray”. Assistant Stage Manager and ensemble cast member for “Rent”. Film Credits: Chemistry Lab: Production Manager, Hit and Run, Buttercup.
returns to Theatre Aspen after several years in the role of Education Associate. A graduate of Indiana University with a dual degree in Stage and Production Management, Britney joined Theatre Aspen the summer of 2010 as their first Production Management Intern. Since then she has worked at theaters across the country in various stage management and production roles. Moving to Aspen from Southern California, Britney completed her Masters in Arts Management at the Drucker School of Management in Claremont, California. As Education Associate, Britney will fill many roles including teacher, stage manager, and administrative support for Theatre Aspen School. She is excited to be working in such a dynamic arts community once again.