Professional Nonprofit Theater on Martha's Vineyard
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24 Church Street, Box 2452, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 | 508-696-6300


MJ Bruder Munafo

Artistic & Executive Director, 508-696-6300 x 113,

MJ Bruder Munafo

MJ Bruder Munafo has served as the Artistic & Executive Director of Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse since 1995. Previously, she worked for ten years as the Playhouse’s Managing and Producing Director. She is responsible for the  management of the Playhouse and the production of well over 250 plays during her tenure. Her education in the theater has been in the theater itself, but in 1994, while actively running the Playhouse, she returned to school. In June of 1997, she graduated cum laude from Harvard University’s Extension School, earning her ALB with a Concentration in Drama. Her work as a stage director spans over twenty-five years and over fifty plays; including highly-acclaimed productions of The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird and Our Town, as well as productions of Proof, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Laramie Project, Master Harold and the Boys, The Children’s Hour and others too numerous to mention. In addition, she has helped develop and direct many new plays including Jon Lipsky’s Walking the Volcano in 2009, and in 2015, she directed Arnie Reisman’s Not Constantinople and Edward L. Beck’s Sweetened Water. MJ is committed to educating children and introducing them to the theater. So far at the Playhouse, she has co-founded The Fourth Grade Theater Project, TeenProv!, Summer Stars Theater Arts Camp, The Fabulists: Theater for Children and Theater Kidz. In addition to directing on the stage, Ms. Bruder Munafo has served as a casting consultant for film and television projects on the Vineyard. She is a member of SDC. MJ is the recipient of the 2005 Creative Living Award from the Permanent Endowment Fund of Martha’s Vineyard. She and her husband Paul live in Vineyard Haven.

Geneva M. Corwin

Business Manager & Box Office Manager, 508-696-6300 x 118,

Geneva graduated from Emerson College in 2007 with a BFA in Stage Management.  She interned at the Playhouse in the summer of 2006 and has yet to leave.  She performs many many duties at the Playhouse including Administrative Assistant, Production Assistant and Box Office Manager. Geneva grew up in Connecticut and now lives on the Vineyard with her husband, Calvin, and their daughters, Snow and Aurora.

 JP Hitesman

Administrative Assistant, Production Manager 508-696-6300 x 112,
JP has over a decade of theatrical production and administration experience with arts organizations across the US. He is a proud lifelong Vineyard “summer person” and appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the year-round island creative economy. JP holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Management from Wayne State University, an M.A. in Drama Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies, and a B.A. in Theatre and Social Change from Hampshire College.

Paul Munafo

Facilities Manager & Master Carpenter
Paul has been a familiar face at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse for over 30 years. You may have seen him on stage, singing or acting or perhaps outdoors on Saturday mornings at THE FABULISTS. Now, however, Paul is the Master Carpenter building the scenery for all our productions.

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