Lori Kolodziej- Executive Director
Lori has been the Producer/Executive Director for all productions at the Grand Theatre and now for Mon River Arts for the past fourteen years. In addition to running a full time business, Lori works for the Elizabeth Forward School District at Mount Vernon Elementary. She also volunteers her time on a variety of committees in the community, including Plum Street Committee (Thursday night outdoor concert series) as Chairperson/ Entertainment Coordinator. Lori and her husband Ken are the proud parents of three girls, but their newest pride and joy is their grandson Jayden Aaron.
Kathy Hawk is a middle school music teacher at Harrison Middle School in the Baldwin Whitehall School District where she is also the director/choreographer for the school musicals. Kathy holds a BA in Music Education and her MA in Vocal Performance both from Duquesne University. Kathy serves on the board of directors for Mon River Arts. She is actively involved in many aspects of theater. She has played the role of singer/actress, director, music director, choreographer, stage manager, and production manager at the Grand Theatre. She has performed for Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Brockett Productions, Conley Inn Dinner Theater, Starlight Productions, South Park Theatre, Mon River Arts, The Grand Theatre, Stage 62, McKeesport Theater and CCAC South Campus.
Lorraine Mszanski- Stagemaster's Director
Lorraine has directed many shows at the Grand Theatre including Bye, Bye Birdie, Willy Wonka, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Oklahoma, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, and Every Christmas Story Ever Told... And Then Some. Other Directing credits include Dixie Swim Club, Songs For A New World, The Little Prince, Madeline (South Park Theatre), Lydie Breeze (asst. Director Open Stage Theatre), Alexander Hamilton (Pittsburgh Playwrights). She is a proud graduate of St. Mary's College where she earned her degrees in French, Philosophy and Theatre. Favorite role to date: Mom to the amazingly awesome Andy and Jameson.