Shelley Burch (President)
Shelley started her involvement with FringeNYC in 1996, with a list of questions and a clipboard on the Lower East Side walking store to store accessing community support for the first festival. Enthusiastic volunteer turned to Administrative Director at The Present Company encompassing many diverse duties. In 2005 Shelley became President of the Board of Directors. Shelley’s involvement in theatre has taken her from Colorado to Oxford, England as well as several companies in NYC as arts administrator, director, producer and performer. Currently she balances her love and commitment between NYC for theatre and the Hudson Valley as an advocate for quality public education.
Chris is a producer, playwright, operations tech professional, and lifelong student, with a decade of experience in finance/operations, management consulting, and the tech industry. He is a graduate of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing and a current Master of Arts candidate in NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, pursuing a Doctorate track in Digital Humanities, and quantitative/computational methods in the Humanities. Alongside this, he works in Finance & Operations at Digital Asset, one of the world’s fastest growing Fintech startups and the leading provider of DLT to regulated financial institutions (and beyond!) He is beyond thrilled by the opportunity to offer his diverse skillset and trans-disciplinary viewpoint to The Present Theatre Company and Fringe Festival.
Megan Condit (Treasurer)
Megan is a Manager at StepStone Group running the Client Operations team. Prior to her current position she worked for companies including Blackstone and, in the nonprofit sector, the Jordan Education Trust, Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Megan has her MFA in Playwrighting from Columbia University. Her plays include: …And a Wake-up, Mag Mor, The Interview, For Entertainment Purposes Only and Totality and have been performed in New York, Seattle, Oakland and Los Angeles. She was a participant in the Royal Court Residency, a runner-up for the Princess Grace Awards and a semi-finalist to be part of the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project.
Meggan Dodd (Secretary)
Meggan has been the FringeHIGH Director of FringeNYC since 2007. Having recently retired after 30 years working as a prosecutor with the Manhattan DA’s Office, she has now turned her full attention to her first love, theatre. She is actively using her CUNY MA in Applied Theatre to create theatre for social change, primarily with the devised theatre folks at Honest Accomplice Theatre and with DreamStreet Theatre Company, whose participants are adults with developmental disabilities.
Elena K. Holy
Elena is the Producing Artistic Director of The Present Theatre Company, and her full bio is here.