Who We Are
The Consortium of Eastern Regional Theatres, Inc. (ConsERT) is a non-profit collective of performing arts centers and presenters, historic theatres, agents, concert promoters and industry vendors. ConsERT meets regularly to compare notes, discuss industry trends, develop solutions to common problems, and create programming opportunities. The mission of ConsERT is to advance the empowerment of member eastern presenters and venues through regional cooperation and representation, and an open exchange of information.
ConsERT was formed in the late 1980’s as an association of independent performing arts centers to facilitate block booking. Through the years, ConsERT membership and the scope of programming priorities and professional development issues has expanded to encompass for-profit, non-profit, and higher education venues, as well as agents and other industury professionals. ConsERT is incorporated in the State of Connecticut, and is a non-profit 501 (c) (6) organization with member venues in the northeastern United States from New England to the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as venues in other eastern states. Member venues range in size from 250 to over 2,500 seats.
The business name of Consortium of Eastern Regional Theatres, Inc., is the acronym ConsERT..
August 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM
Pre-Retreat Evening -
August 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Summer Retreat 2018 -
Register Today! Join your ConsERT colleagues for networking, informative sessions and discussions, food, drink, swimming and more! Steeped in history dating back to the early 1800's, Tarrytown House Estate embodies old-world elegance, reminiscent of America's Gilded Age. Overlooking the Hudson River on 26 acres, the estate is comprised of impressive 19th-century mansions and a contemporary, atrium-style conference center.
ConsERT Board of Directors
President- Michael Moran [Executive Director, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford, CT]
Vice-President for Programming- Stephanie Chaiken [Director, Berrie Center for Performing Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ]
Vice-President For Technology- Al Schaefer [Director of Operations/Production Manager, Shea Center for the Arts, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ]
Treasurer- Richard Kroth [TCNJ Center for the Arts, The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township NJ]
Secretary- Edouard A. Eloi [Manager of Berrie Center Operations, Berrie Center for Performing Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ]
Director At Large- Martin Kagan [Executive Director Cultural Affairs, Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, New York, NY]
Director at Large- Teresa Baughman [Director of Operations & Programming,Westmoreland Cultural Trust – The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA]