The Organization

“Love this theater. It is small and intimate and the quality of the plays that I have seen so far are testament to their passion for theater.”
Trip Advisor review by David B 9/15/2015

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable/educational organization.

We’re governed by a set of Bylaws. [PDF]

Our business practices are defined in more detail in our Organization Manual [PDF] which is a continual work in progress. Share suggestions with ASGT’s Governance Committee at any time by e-mailing the Board President.

Visit our History page to learn the history of the organization and theatre building.

Scroll down to contact specific Board members or see a list of current Board committees.

ASGT Board of Directors

ASGT is led by a volunteer Board. Terms are two years, expiring in the year indicated. At least one Board member is present at every performance.

ASGT Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. From April-September, meetings are held at the theatre; October-March, they take place at West Annapolis Elementary School in the Media Center. Visit our Calendar of Events or “Like” us on Facebook for meeting reminders, location changes, and any cancellations or postponements.

President Carolyn Kirby (’18) president@summergarden.com
Vice President Sharon Cimaglia (’17) vp@summergarden.com
Secretary Athena Blackwood (’18) secretary@summergarden.com
Treasurer* Vacant treasurer@summergarden.com
Box Office Debbie Funkhouser (’18) boxoffice@summergarden.com
Buildings & Grounds Dan Snyder (’17) buildingsgrounds@summergarden.com
Communications Lauren Winther-Hansen (’17) communications@summergarden.com
Development* Vacant (’18) development@summergarden.com
House David Iams (’17) house@summergarden.com
Production Melody Volkman (’17) production@summergarden.com
Public Relations Ashley Gladden (’18) pr@summergarden.com
Technical Scott McCormick (’18) tech@summergarden.com
Volunteer Brian Shatt (’18) volunteer@summergarden.com

*Please e-mail the President with questions about operational areas that are currently vacant.

Committees

Join us! Serving on a committee is a great way for new and existing ASGT supporters to make a difference. Committees include ASGT Board members and volunteers.

Our current standing committees are:

  • Facility Operations: Year-round maintenance of the building and garden, housekeeping, front-of-house support (ushers, box office, concessions), and contracts.
  • Facility Planning: Building upgrades and long-term planning for our Stage/2 building restoration project.
  • Marketing: Marketing, publicity, promotion, public relations, advertising, social media, photography, and videography.
  • Artistic: Long-range artistic vision, annual show selection, technical needs, artistic contracts, and fulfilling our educational mission.
  • Development: Individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising, capital campaigns, public grants, outreach, and special fundraisers.
  • Financial: Financial procedures, box office operations, and contracts for special services.
  • Governance: Long-range organizational planning, organizational structure, Bylaws, Organizational Manual, and Board development.

Ad hoc committees are established as needed. Our current ad hoc committees are:

  • Data Management Committee: Identify how ASGT collects, stores, and uses data, and explore database/CRM solutions for the organization.

Interested in joining the Board or a Committee? Please attend a Board meeting or e-mail  the Volunteer Director.