board of directors

 

Isaac Klein

Writer/ Director

Chie seeks creative solutions to everyday debacles. Along with her producing partner Greg Taubman, they founded FORGE, a boutique consultancy dedicated to helping small companies and independent artists. Prior to joining the Town Team, Chie served as the Managing Director of the 3-time-Drama-Desk-Nominated New York Neo-Futurists. She is also a proud board member for The Musical Theater Factory. In New York, she has worked with Broadway Producer Joey Parnes (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderVanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeEnd of the Rainbow), the Off-Broadway institutions The Public Theater and Ars Nova, and such independent artists and ensembles as Heather Christian and the Arbornauts, Extant Arts Company, UglyRhino, Panicked Productions, Fresh Ground Pepper, and art.party.theater.company. She has cast films for Sal Bardo, Emilie McDonald, Sarah Jenkins and Ashley Alexander. 

 

Yael Silver

Associate Producer, Broadway Records

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Staci is thrilled to be a part of Town Stages fierce female team! Staci joined the Sokoloff Arts family a year ago as event manager at Loft227. With over 15 years experience in destination management and customer relations, Staci is a hospitality-focused professional specializing in all things New York. She's developed incredible experiences for some of NYC's Legacy 5-Star Hotels: The Westin, The Waldorf, The Hilton, Grand Central Hyatt, and The Millenium. Beginning as a NYC Licensed Tour Guide, Staci found her niche connecting a global audience to the city's most coveted Film and TV Sites, while developing her own film production work. Her award winning comedic web-series, Saving Unicorns, is featured on the indie streaming platform Seed & Spark, and she's in pre-production for her BEHIND THE CEREAL: a humorous and poignant webseries inspired by VH1's popular 90s series BEHIND THE MUSIC. From laptops to live audiences across the country, Staci has appeared in numerous musicals, including the national tour of Titanic, and regional productions of The Full MontyI Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In a city overflowing with talent, she is proud to provide inspired space for emerging artists and entrepreneurs.

 

Leonard Rosenblum, DC

Health and Wellness, Union Square Spinal Care

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Cassandra is an accomplished hospitality entrepreneur with a proven track record in project and event management. Whether developing hospitality's best brands through digital marketing, events, or being responsible for driving the business results of numerous companies, Cassandra Rosario keeps food at the heart of everything she does. Now celebrating it's 5th Year in business, Rosario's famed Food Before Love has been her platform to connect with food lovers and introduce them to the culinary experiences life is made of. Cassandra recently served as Market Manager for Vendy Plaza in New York City. She's Founder and CEO of her second venture, The Rosario Group, a hospitality and consulting firm based out of NYC. Cassandra has built successful brands from the ground up through developing business strategy, coordinating sales, marketing, and social media. Cassandra has been in the Sokoloff Arts family since 2013, serving as our expert brand and event venue manager. You can't spell Loft227 without the Rosario Group in the mix... she put us on the virtual map!  

 
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Scott Sokoloff transforms mountains of data on consumer’s behavior to actionable data driven insights. His methodologies allow for the attribution of online activity to offline behavior and vice versa. He has worked with many industry giants including Microsoft, Groupon, Capital One, Dominos Pizza, Burger King, Visa, PayPal, Forbes, Constant Contact and countless others combining best practices in Analytics, Econometrics, Statistics, Data Science & Sales Forecasting. The focus of his work is listening to what consumers are saying via their direct actions to determine how they will behave in the future in order to maximize the profitability of decision making.

Offering a track record of generating billions of dollars in value for diverse companies by encouraging a transition to an analytics-driven enterprise, Scott provides over a decade of leadership experience in the field of data science, analytics, and business intelligence. His expertise resides in building data-focused cultures and world-class analytics teams from the ground up using a unique mix of technology, leadership, and operations management skills. Former employers and consulting clients have relied on Scott to resolve critical business issues, maintain focus on P&L, allocate resources, and deliver insights for high-level decision making. Scott’s goal is to maximize profitability and minimize costs without compromising business products and services.

Scott Sokoloff holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Florida and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. Scott regularly lectures at nationwide Analytics Conventions, to MBA’s and Undergrads at the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

ROBIN SOKOLOFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Robin Sokoloff is a lifelong dancer, theater professional, and activist: Passionate about building platforms for women and minority voices.

Combining her craft talents as a producer, casting director, and choreographer, Robin Sokoloff spent her twenties developing interactive entertainment concepts for venues, record labels, and big brand events nationwide. Her high-profile rock show, Spotlight Live, ran for two years in the heart of Times Square on Broadway seeing audiences up to 3,000 nightly; featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Whoopi Show, The Montel Williams Show, Fox 5 News, WPIX Channel 11 News, Good Day NY, and NY 1.

After starting up Data Insights and Analytics Firm SolvedByData (Freelancers Union, Microsoft, Mobile Commons, Heineken, Forbes), Robin set her sights on solving the problem of access to minority friendly and affordable creative space in New York City for artists and entrepreneurs. By leveraging her industry techspertise in building and lighting design, Robin built Loft227: A performance and event venue providing enterprise level production resources that supports new works that inspire, enlighten, and strengthen communities through interactive entertainment and political action.

As Executive Director of Loft227, Robin has grown the organization to encompass 20,000 emerging artists, entrepreneurs, and their supporters, with an emphasis on the advancement of young women, minorities, and LGBTQ voices. For over 5 years, Sokoloff has leveraged her space to donate over $215,000 each year in sponsorship, rehearsal hours, and production dollars to the best and brightest innovators New York City has to offer.  Robin and her team have supported over 600 live events in under 5 years, directly creating jobs for over 54 local freelance artists, and enabling an additional 1,800 freelance supporting jobs for various organizations and events. In all, Loft227 has seen over 70,000 unique visitors through it’s doors. 

Most recently, Robin Sokoloff fully produced Queer Composers For Orlando, The Lost – A New Play By Keelay Gipson, The Giants – A New Play By Matthew Jellison, Bun In The Oven – A Film By Jono Freedrix, and launched Hong Kong’s smash hit The Easy Hour in New York City (Kate March - I AM Concepts). Sokoloff recently appeared in Marcel Dzama's Lincoln Center installation for New York City Ballet's Art Series, and dances with Vanessa Walter's ever-evolving dance installation, RIPENING. She is currently choreographing Pasek and Paul's award-winning musical DOGFIGHT for 5th Floor Theater Company at The Hudson Guild Theater. 

Robin serves on the board of the Musical Theatre Factory: Developing of over 90 new musicals with more than 900 volunteers contributing over 15,000 combined hours of service. 

Robin holds a BA in Sociology from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences, she is a graduate of NEW (Non-Traditional Employment For Women), and a member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America w/ Local 157; proud to have built this city she loves. Robin is a certified NYS Rape Crisis Advocate for the Crime Victims Treatment Center; volunteering overnights at St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt and Lenox Hill Hospitals supporting victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She’s also an advocate mentor for CVTC, training new volunteers each year.

Robin is a sanctioned athlete with The United Skates Figure Skating Association.