Mr. Harris currently serves as Program Associate for the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Formerly the Artistic Director and current chair of the board of Writer’s Block Ink, a social justice youth theatre in New London, CT, Harris is also an accomplished recording artist, producer, and musician.
“I’m elated to join the innovative fabric of Thrown Stone as we embark on the journey of generating an environment conducive to powerful imaginative theatre that can instigate real change in the world,” said Harris.
Mr. Mambo starred in the Broadway production of the musical Fela!, appeared in numerous productions of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage across the country. He recently appeared on the Netflix series Luke Cage and Hit & Run; and just completed shooting the Barack and Michelle Obama-produced biopic, Rustin, directed by George C. Wolfe.
“The theatre is a well where we as humans come to see our reflection, and to be nourished,” said Mambo. “It changes our perspectives and is often a living snapshot of our most intimate moments and concerns. A place where we speak the unspeakable. With this, there is an amazing ability to impact those around us.”
Ms. Schardt is a global leader with over 18 years of insights and analytics experience. Currently the Senior Director of Global Insights at PepsiCo, Schardt is focused on raising the bar on creative & brand excellence through digital technology and partnerships. She previously worked on Unilever’s global brands at Nielsen.
“I am excited to be joining at this time — as the prolonged pandemic has tried and tested us all — when driving connections within our community is more vital than ever,” said Schardt. “Thrown Stone has a critical role to play in bringing our community together and driving engaging and thought-provoking conversations.”
The conversation continues in 2022 as Thrown Stone continues to re-imagine what theatre can be in Ridgefield.
About Thrown Stone Theatre Company
Thrown Stone’s mission is to engage our region with new and reimagined theatre in intimate settings, creating a body of work that moves, connects, and challenges all who join the conversation.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with Thrown Stone, we invite you to contact us here.