An Old-Fashioned Christmas Creative
A.R.T. Founder and DirectorJeffrey Stocker
Jeffrey Stocker is the Founder and Director of American Readers Theatre, a 501(3)c not-for-profit arts organization. In 1978, he created a unique audition "cold-reading" acting technique for both stage and film. As a professional director he has directed over 100 stage productions and readings in NYC. He has collaborated with award-winning playwrights Edward Albee and Christopher Durang. Jeffrey Stocker has also been on the teaching faculty of the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, the Portland Festival Ballet Studio in Oregon, and the Magnus Midwest Summer Dance Intensive, where he created an acting program called ACTING FOR THE DANCER. As the prestigious National Arts Club in NYC, Mr. Stocker served for many years as the Chair of the Theatre Drama Committee. Currently, Jeffrey Stocker is the Artistic Director for the Presby Players in Port Jervis, New York, the oldest community theater in New York State. He continues to teach acting and direct productions.
Musical DirectorSandy McAleer Stalter
Sandy is the Musical Director and pianist for ART, Presby Players, and a number of other regional groups, including the Delaware Valley High School Drama Club. Sandy is also a singer and actress, and teaches private voice lessons in the Milford PA area. Until last February, she had continued to perform on stage, in film, TV and radio commercials, and hopes to do so again soon!