People

NET Staff

Alisha Tonsic (Portland, OR)
Executive Director
[email]
Phone: 503.482.8638

Alisha Tonsic first became a NET member in 2005. She served as Board Treasurer (2006-09) before joining the NET staff as Operations & Resources Coordinator (2009-11) then Managing Director (2011-15), and now as Executive Director (2015-present). From 2003-12, she was the first Managing Director for Sojourn Theatre (now part of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice), working in partnership with the ensemble and founding Artistic Director Michael Rohd. She has over 30 years of non-profit arts administration and management experience, including positions in finance, fundraising, general management, program development, field research, and literary management/dramaturgy at American Repertory Theater (MA), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA), Manhattan Theatre Club (NY), McCarter Theatre (NJ), and Theatre Communications Group (NY), and as an independent arts consultant focusing on small- and mid-sized companies.

Alisha is a Board Member of the Performing Arts Alliance. She has served on Theatre Bay Area’s Theatre Services Committee, and on grant selection panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, New Dramatists, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Theatre Communications Group. She is an alumna of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, participated in the inaugural round of the TCG New Generations Program, and was named an Unsung Hero of Portland Theatre by the Portland Drammy Awards. A first-generation college graduate, Alisha received a BA in Theatre and in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, and makes her home in Portland, Oregon.
 

Nicole Shero (Pittsburgh, PA)
Finance & Operations Manager 
Phone: 412.440.7650
 

Patricia Garza (Los Angeles, CA)
Director of Programs & Engagement
[email]
Phone: 562.547.6207

Currently serving as Director of Programs and Engagement at the Network of Ensemble Theaters, Patricia is overseeing programmatic activities. A former member of the artistic staff at L.A.’s Center Theatre Group for over a decade, Patricia filled roles spanning artistic and new play development, education and community partnerships, and programming. An active member of the national theatre community, they frequently speak at public events and facilitate group conversations. Patricia has also served as a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, among others.

Patricia’s passion is working with other theatre professionals nationally on issues surrounding anti-racism and inclusion with a focus on the LGBTQIA+ community through artEquity. Patricia has an MFA/MBA in Theatre Management from California State University, Long Beach, and a BA in English with a minor in Theatre Studies from UC Berkeley.
 

Consultants

Susan Matlack Jones & Associates (Portland, OR)
Bookkeeper


NET Board of Trustees

Claudia Alick - Board Co-President
Calling Up (Richmond, CA)

Leslie Tamaribuchi - Board Co-President
LA Commons (Los Angeles, CA)

Carrie J. Cole - Board Secretary
Indiana University of Pennsylvania/Theater by the Grove (Indiana, PA)

Gerard Stropnicky - Board Treasurer
Individual Artist (Danville, PA)

Alisha Tonsic
Network of Ensemble Theaters (Portland, OR)

Alison De La Cruz
Individual Artist (Los Angeles, CA)

Amrita Ramanan
​Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)

CarlosAlexis Cruz
​UNC Charlotte; Nouveau Sud project; Pelú Theatre (Charlotte, NC)

Dipankar Mukherjee
Pangea World Theater (Minneapolis, MN)

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
HartBeat Ensemble (Hartford, CT)

Jane Jung
​Ping Chong + Company (New York, NY)

Jonathan Clark
The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. (Knoxville,TN)

Michael Rohd
Center for Performance & Civic Practice; Sojourn Theatre;
​Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Moses Goods
​Actor/Playwright; ʻInamona Theatre Company (Honolulu, HI)

Rebecca Mwase
​Individual Artist; Desired Evolutions (New Orleans, LA)

Shoshana Bass
Sandglass Theater (Putney, VT)

Todd London
The Third Bohemia; The New School; Dramatists Guild of America;
The Lilly Awards; The Review (Brooklyn, NY)

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