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Executive Staff

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Randall A. Buck

Chief Executive Officer

Has produced over 50 productions across the globe for TROIKA Entertainment. Before joining TROIKA in 1999, Mr. Buck was vice president and general manager for Livent in Toronto. While working for Livent, he managed productions such as Fosse, Ragtime, Show Boat, Music of the Night, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Mr. Buck was a stage manager for more than 20 years, surviving a year with Mary Martin & Carol Channing in Jimmy Kirkwood's Legends!, a year in Japan with Siegfried & Roy, opening The Phantom of the Opera Music Box Company and opening Show Boat! on Broadway. Since beginning as an apprentice with The Kenley Players in the late 60s, he has had the privilege of working closely with visionaries such as Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Hal Prince, Joe Layton & Josh Logan, plus hundreds of stars. Mr.Buck had the privilege of recently serving on the board for the National Alliance of Music Theater. Randy is currently living happily-ever-after in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Angela, and their daughter Sierra Ashley Buck.

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Angela Rowles

Chief Operating Officer

Joins TROIKA Entertainment directly from Washington D.C.’s historic National Theatre where she served as Managing Director. As a 25-year veteran of the touring musical theatre industry, her work has taken her all over the world serving as Dance Captain, Stage Manager, Resident Director, Company Manager, General Manager, and Executive Producer. Angela has managed over 45 large scale touring Broadway Musicals, served as Vice President of Business Development for NETworks Presentations, and produced tours with such partners as Disney, DreamWorks, and Blue Man Productions.  Her partnerships with Broadway Asia and Broadway Entertainment Group have allowed her to pursue her passion of sharing American musical theatre with emerging international markets. A native Texan, Angela holds a BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University and an MBA with an emphasis on Executive Leadership from the University of Maryland. Angela volunteers her time as a board member for Washington DC’s Embassy Series, uniting people through musical diplomacy, and as a member of the Howard County Fine Arts Advisory Council.

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Kori Prior

Executive Vice President, Production

Joins TROIKA Entertainment with 20+ years of experience in almost every aspect of production, theatre operations, human resources, business development, producing and administration. Having joined Blue Man Productions in its infancy, Kori had the opportunity to contribute to the development and expansion of the brand from a small Off-Broadway production to a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. Among other responsibilities, Kori mounted several productions and oversaw operations as SVP Theatrical Productions, including National Tours, World Tours, and multiple long-running shows in the US and abroad.  Simultaneously, Kori was an instrumental player in the organizational growth of the company. She is a certified executive coach, specializing in leading and developing employees while building meaningful relationships with partners on behalf of the company. Kori brings a wealth of Executive Management and Leadership skills to the already thriving TROIKA Entertainment organization.

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Amy Katz

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Has been a Road Press Agent since 1995 and marketing consultant for TROIKA since 2010. Highlights: original tours of RENT, Billy Joel & Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, Mike Tyson: Undisputed TruthPriscilla, On Your Feet! and more. Previous positions: Associate Director of Press at Manhattan Theatre Club and Asst. Subscription Manager at Arena Stage. Amy holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University and completed the MFA Theatre Management program at Brooklyn College/CUNY. Originally from the DC area, by way of The Netherlands, Amy is delighted to be reconnected with her Maryland roots.

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General Management

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Karen Berry

General Manager

Most recently served as Project Manager for Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker. She also acted as general manager for the Chicago Tribune’s 1400 seat Riverfront Theater. In addition, she produced and managed The Doyle and Debbie Show, both in Chicago where it was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical, as well as in Denver with Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She has managed many long-running Chicago productions including Old Jews Telling JokesWhite NoiseMillion Dollar QuartetDon’t Dress for DinnerBleacher BumsThe Last Night of BallyhooFrank McCourt’s The Irish...And How They Got That WayJackie Mason: Much Ado About EverythingEdgar Allan Poe...Once Upon A Midnight (John Astin), Driving Miss Daisy (Sada Thompson), Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire De Lune (Kathy Bates), I’m Not RappaportShirley Valentine (Ellen Burstyn), Steel Magnolias and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Before moving to Chicago, Broadway credits included CarrieQuiltersAsinamali and Showboat.

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Brian Schrader

General Manager

Is in his fifth season with TROIKA Entertainment. Current tours: The Bodyguard (1st nat’l). Previous tours as Associate GM: An American In Paris (1st nat'l), 42nd Street, Annie (US, Jakarta, Singapore), Dancing Pros Live, Bring It On (US, Japan), Ghost (1st nat’l), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1st nat’l), West Side Story, Catch Me If You Can (1st nat’l). Previously, he served as Company/Production Manager for one of Louisiana's largest non-profit arts organizations. Graduate of Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Theatre Arts and Business Administration. Member ATPAM. 


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Barrett Newman

Director of Engagements

Has experience in venue management as well as in the promoter and presenter realms, having held longtime positions with Washington DC’s Warner Theatre including as its General Manager, JAM Theatricals, and The Washington Ballet.  He served as Director of Operations for an international tour of the museum blockbuster Bodies...The Exhibition, as well as serving as General Manager for its Washington DC area installation.  With JAM Theatricals, he worked as onsite promoter representative for its theatrical presentations in various markets, managing box office, venue and artist settlements.  Barrett’s expertise is in ticketing which began as an operations manager with Ticketmaster-New England.   As a two-decade+ active member of the International Ticketing Association, he served as committee chair for an international conference and as a mentor, speaker and moderator for various seminars.   He is coordinator/moderator for the local DC area ticketing Professionals’ group.   Additionally, he is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers and completed its Venue Management School program. He served six years as treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Washington DC nonprofit DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative and is currently a Trustee of the Pension & Welfare Funds Board for I.A.T.S.E. Local 22/772. Barrett is a graduate of Boston University and lives in Washington, DC.

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Madeline McCluskey

Assistant General Manager

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Madeline is excited to be a part of the TROIKA team. She is a proud graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University with a B.F.A. in Theatre Management. Having started out as the Company Management Production Assistant with On Your Feet!, Madeline comes to TROIKA after some exciting positions with different arts organizations including Broadway In Chicago, Blue Man Group, and Walt Disney World.

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A.J. Orth

Assistant General Manager

Originally from Prairie Village, Kansas, A.J. comes to TROIKA after working for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, The Muny, Music Theatre of Wichita, and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. He holds a BFA from the School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma.

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Production

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Dave Burch

Technical Director

Began his career as a scenic fabricator before transitioning to touring Broadway theatre, where he has worked for the past 10 years. His favorite touring credits include: School of Rock (1st Nat.), Finding Neverland (1st Nat.), and Mamma Mia (where he met his wife during a scene change). Internationally: Beauty and the Beast, Avenue Q and American Idiot. He is originally from Savannah GA, has traveled to 23 countries and lives in Astoria with his wife and their cat. 

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Gregg Damanti

Production Manager

Was previously Director of Production for the Virginia Arts Festival for 6.5 years, overseeing 100+ different productions, concerts, and events annually.  Gregg is experienced in managing festival and theme park events and has coordinated specialized, seasonal immersive show product both in and out of traditional venue spaces.  He has managed a variety of partners, vendors and companies, including food truck villages, shopping areas, generators, trash removal, operational and production staff and has coordinated city permitting with buildings, fire, police and health inspection departments.  Through his work in theme parks, he has experience with authentic theming and replicating that time and again.

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Jessica Sentak

Production Manager

Has toured all over the world as a lighting designer, electrician and production stage manager for multiple genres of entertainment, most notably heading up a World Military tour for Armed Forces Entertainment as the touring technical lead, as Production Stage Manager and lighting designer on a major cruise line, and for the last three years as Head of Production for TEG Life Like Touring based out of Melbourne, Australia.  In recent years, she worked in the genre of interactive experience with live events such as Zedtown, a fully immersive zombie apocalyptic nerf war, turning full stadiums and show grounds into a narrative-driven, role-playing game of tag, complete with interactive app and specialized actors.  She also headed up local production for the Australian tour of Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., consisting of temporary touring structures for the exhibit, high-end branded site finishings and a two-story tourable restaurant.

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Heather Chockley

Production Manager

Joins the Troika team after having been on the road for the last 15 years. She has toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, sometimes as a Props Person and sometimes as the Production Stage Manager, with such selected works as The Sound of Music, Cats, Sweet Charity, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, and for the last 5 years, The Phantom of the Opera. After that lifetime on the road she is excited to see what not living out of a suitcase feels like. A proud union member of both AEA and IATSE, she looks forward to being on the other side of the phone when the road folks call. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan and her formative years in the business were spent at the incomparable Goodspeed Opera House. She lives in the DC metro area with her husband and two avocado trees.


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Nathaniel Vilandre

Production Coordinator

Born and bred in Worcester, Massachusetts, Nathaniel has spent the last few years working at a variety of organizations around the Northeast. He began his career at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as a Company Management intern. Shortly after, he spent a year at Hartford Stage as the Company and Production Management Assistant. Most recently, Nathaniel spent a year in Upstate New York working at the Glimmerglass Festival and Geva Theatre Center. 

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Accounting & Administration

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Doria Montfort

Director of Operations
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Sean O'Connell

Financial Controller
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George Lamberty

Budgeting and Forecasting Manager
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Lourdes Castillo

Senior Accountant
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Marite Espinoza

Staff Accountant
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Electra Walker

Accounting Clerk
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Costume Shop & Warehouse

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Alison M. Smith

Costume Shop Administrator
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Scott Garrish

Warehouse Manager
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Jack Rowles

Warehouse Project Manager
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