Board of Directors

Sean Martin


Sean Martin is COO and Director of Events at “Between the Bread,” an upscale catering company in midtown Manhattan. He is the former owner and operator of Durow’s of Glendale, NY. Sean became interested in serving on Unity Stage’s board after experiencing the positive effect of its youth theater programs on his two children, who began studying with Unity Stage in 2009.

Elyse Orecchio


A proud native of Queens, Elyse believes all little New Yorkers should have the opportunity to express themselves through theatre, music, and dance. Elyse works in nonprofit marketing & communications and also writes theatre reviews for various publications. A performer herself, Elyse is an advocate for the arts as a benefit to youth with special needs. @elyseorecchio

Patricia Foster Schultz


Patricia Foster Schultz is a long-time Sunnyside resident and beloved teacher at P.S. 11 in Woodside. She earned an advanced certification in supervision and administration and is studying Spanish at Hunter College. Patricia is the current president of the Madison Court North Property Owners Association in Sunnyside Gardens. She has a deep appreciation for theater and music and is dedicated to the development of the artistic landscape of Western Queens.

Guy Ventoliere


Guy Ventoliere has a Specialized B.A. in Shakespearean Theatre from CUNY, and an M.A. from Hunter College. He is a member of Actor’s Equity and has performed in over 100 plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally. Guy has also been a dramatic instructor to both adults and children for over 15 years at various organizations and served as the resident Children’s Theatre Director for Lehman College. Guy performed Shakespeare with Hip to Hip Theatre Company for two seasons and served as their Managing Director. Guy’s film credits include co-starring roles in “Veto” by Whole Pictures Films, which had its NY premiere at the Big Apple Film Festival, and “My Boyfriend’s Daughter” directed by Kathy Meng (2020).

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