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Kristofer Kauff 

Artistic Director |

Originally from New Jersey, Kristofer began his career as an actor working Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, Community Theatre, Film and Television, and even Theme Parks. Currently he is the Artistic Director at Schoolhouse Arts Center. He has been a professional director for over 25 years, working in NYC, off-Broadway, regional, tours, educational theatre, theme parks and many other professional productions. Kristofer has been a strong advocate for New Works as is evidenced by his work creating the “Playwright’s Lab” at Schoolhouse Arts Center and directing many new plays/musicals in New York, DC, Orlando, and Maine. Recent productions: NYC: *Underneath, *Alice!, Assassins, *Bad Actor, *The Prop Master, *Hazelbert: Note of Doom, *FEARS, Godspell; REGIONAL and RESIDENCY: Dinner with Friends (Peters Alley Productions), *For I am Nothing If Not Critical (Anacostia Arts Center), *Our Struggle to be Illustrious (KAS, Dupont Circle), Pippin (Best Director/Choreographer of a Musical), Superior Donuts (Best Director of a Play, Best Stage Combat Choreography) *Paginas Latinas (MicheLee Puppets), *Orlando the Television Show... on stage! (Best Director of a play/special event), Assassins (Old Library Theatre), The Producers (Best Director/Choreographer of a Musical), Rocky Horror Show (Best Director of a Musical) and more. Multiple live events and shows for the WALT DISNEY COMPANY and UNIVERSAL STUDIOS (Orlando, FL). Performing Arts Director at Maine Arts Camp since 2010. A proud associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. For more, visit                                                     *New Works 

Joellen Lemont

Managing Director |

Joellen first came to Schoolhouse in 2016 and never left! She has worn many hats through the years, as a performer, director, producer, education director and now managing director. Her commitment to building community and passion for creating great art within that community are what keep her coming back day after day. 

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April Monte

Education Director |

April joined the Schoolhouse team in 2016 and has been hooked ever since. She has been a performer/ director/ choreographer for over 35 years, for numerous Broadway National and International tours, regional theatre productions, and worked in the television and film industry.  She attended Arizona State University where she majored in musical theatre, with a minor in dance. April has also trained with such legends as Henry LaTang, Gregory & Maurice Hines, Savion Glover, Mia Michaels and Frank Hatchett. She has taught acting, singing, and dance around the world for over 20 years to adults and children alike. April enjoys helping people develop confidence and a love for live theatre and the performing arts. In her spare time, April loves to cook, craft, read, practice photography, and drive with the top down on her jeep.

Board of Directors


Greg Pomeroy

Board President


Jeff Christo

Board Member

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Molly Wright


Chris Roberts


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Gene Bullis

Board Member

April Monte

Education Director


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