Jill Harrison
Founder & Executive Director
Jill Harrison (Founder & Executive Director) is a theatre director and producer. She began her career in NYC, working for Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Peculiar Works Project, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2009, Jill has served as the Associate Artistic Director at Simpatico Theatre Project, the Festival Director for Philadelphia Theatre Company’s PTC@PLAY, and presently, the Founder & Executive Director of Directors Gathering. Select directing credits include: Alessandra Most’s Private Policy, a circus in two acts (Columbia Stages), Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise and Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Simpatico), David Strattan White’s The Foundling Wheel (FringeArts), Jason Platt’s Frontier (UArts), Charles L. Mee’s Big Love & Stefanie Zadravec’s Honey Brown Eyes, an excerpt (Temple Theaters), and Craig Lucas’ Reckless (Theatre Outlet). An advocate for new work, Jill has collaborated with playwrights & directors on over 20 world & regional premieres. She serves as a mentor for The Foundry, an emerging writers’ collective, and directs and guest teaches new work at University of the Arts, Swarthmore College, Lehigh University, Columbia University, Arcadia University, and Temple University. Jill holds a MFA in Directing from Temple University and a BA in Theatre from Lehigh University. She is a member of Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab and an associate member of SDC.
Peter Loikits
(DG) Producer & Production Stage Manager: Fellows Pilot Program
Peter Loikits is a director, producer, lighting tech and stage manager in Philadelphia and the producer for Directors Gathering (DG), a start-up non-profit that incubates and elevates theatre directors. Recent credits include production stage managing (DG)'s Master Class with Tony Award winning theatre director Bartlett Sher and second annual Directors JAM with theatre director Pirronne Yousefzadeh, assistant stage managing the International YAGP Ballet Competition at Lincoln Center, and serving as producer & director for Side Stage at Temple University with recent productions including: Dog Sees God; Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal, Really, Really by Paul Downs Colazzio, and Punk Rock by Simon Stephens, along with other self written and directed pieces. Peter holds a BA in theatre arts from Temple University.
Nicole Miller Marks
(DG) Producer & Producer: Fellows Pilot Program
Nicole Miller Marks is a Philadelphia and New York-based director and playwright. She is the founder of 21st Ward Theater Company. She has also worked with Revolution Shakespeare, Pig Iron Theatre Co., Delaware Theatre Co., Philadelphia Improv Theater, 11th Hour Theater Co., Revamp Collective, Avenue Theater Co., among others. She is currently an apprentice with the League of Professional Theatre Women and a member of New Perspectives Theatre Company Short Play Lab. She is a proud member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Directors Lab North, the Dramatist Guild, and is serving as a Barrymore Judge for the 2017-18 season.

Tom Snyder
Operations Consultant
Julia Bumke
Development Consultant
Kevin Rodden
(DG) Dialogues

Christina May
(DG) Jam Co-Producer

Christina May...

AKA “The Black Mz Frizzle”

Is a Lover, Artist, & Educator. Christina has been apart of the Philadelphia Theatre Community for more than 15 years...As an Actor, Director & Facilitator Christina has artistically collaborated with companies such as : Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Walnut Street and Arden Theatre Education Departments, Shakespeare In Clark Park, 1812, Theatre In The X, Luke Allen Productions, Higher Than 7 Productions, Play Penn, Theatre Horizon, Found Theatre Company, Ferdinand, Inter Act Play Reading Series, Revamp Theatre Collective, First World Theatre Ensemble , Putty Dance Project & Breakfast Improv Networking Jawn. Christina co- produced the “Secret Show Series “last year at the Painted Bride Art Center with her Fellow Art Doula Pheobe Schaub. There are the Producers for this year’s “DG Jam”.

An advocate for Creative Beings in society Christina continues to use her Light & Energy to Love, Create & Inspire Artist Of all Mediums.

Phoebe Schaub
(DG) Jam Co-Producer

Phoebe Schaub is a Philadelphia artist, teaching artist (Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Theatre Horizon, The Delphi Project for Pennsylvania Ballet), and Operations Manager of Team Sunshine Performance Corporation. She is a co-founder and former company member of Found Theater Company, a co-Art Doula alongside Christina May, and a graduate of Temple University's undergraduate directing program. In all areas of her life, she strives to make and facilitate work that is multi-faceted and empathic.