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Board of Directors


Ariane Famiglietti – President

Barbara Brusini — Secretary


Leslie Baxter

Dennis Keohane

Molly (Pritchard) Mullen


Nancy Hillner  (Non-voting)


Ariane Famiglietti—President

Ariene spent 6 years with Fantasy Works as a performer, stage hand, and assistant stage manager from 1992-1998 and counts those as some of her best experiences. Since leaving Fantasy Works, she graduated from Boston University and worked in Boston in insurance sales.  More recently, she has moved back to RI and is currently a Recruiter for a temporary agency that specializes in Finance & Accounting roles.

Barbara Brusini122x122Barbara Brusini—Secretary

Barbara holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She worked as a support engineer for 7 years, before leaving the workforce to raise her two theatrically inclined children. Barbara co-produced “Aladdin Jr.” and “Getting to Know the Sound of Music” as part of an after-school theater program at her daughter’s school. Barbara is also a certified teacher assistant.


LeslieBaxter122x122Leslie Baxter—Trustee

Leslie Walaska Baxter is a teacher assistant in the Warwick School Department.  Previously, she worked at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University as an events coordinator, copy editor, and research project assistant.  Leslie holds a BA in History and Political Science from Marquette University and an MA in Comparative Politics from Boston College.  She became involved in RI Youth Theater when her son performed in a teen production of Guys and Dolls.  Her daughter has also been in RIYT productions.

Dennis Keohane—Trustee

Denny is a Rhode Island Youth Theater Alumni, having spent many years performing and directing various productions. As a performer, he worked locally on several projects at Theatre-by-the-Sea and The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield. Dennis is also a teacher in the East Providence School District. He resides in Warwick and enjoys getting out in nature as often as possible. In addition, Dennis enjoys books, podcasts, films, television, and spending time with family and friends.

Molly (Pritchard) Mullen—Trustee





Nancy HillnerEx-officio member (Non-voting)

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, Nancy made her Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed comedy, Dance With Me. She appeared Off-Broadway in Nunsense, touring the country with Phyllis Diller, Pat Carroll, Dodi Goodman, and Joanne Worley, as well as performing in the National Tour of Neil Simon’s Rumors, with Peter Marshall and Patty McCormack. Locally, she was a member of Charlie Hall’s Ocean State Follies and Mixed Nuts, but her favorite production is her daughter, Amy.



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