Our Team



Founding Director

Marietta Phinney is the Founding Director of Riverside Theatre Works. During her youth she studied classical piano with Mary Walter of the New England Conservatory. Ms. Phinney was the Musical Director of St. Anne Parish in Readville from 1959 through 1981. She was also a private piano instructor, as well as a church pianist and choir director who produced a series of variety shows as part of parish activities. Mrs. Phinney began Riverside Media Workshops in 1983. Starting with 15 students learning music and drama, Ms. Phinney expanded to French’s Opera House in Cleary Square and opened Riverside Theatre Works School of Performing Arts at The Historic French’s Opera House in 1988.


Artistic Director

Scot joins Riverside Theatre Works in May 2024 as Artistic Director, leading our top-notch creative and educational teams and overseeing our administration and growth. Previously, Scot was Director of Development and Public Relations at The Gateway, a professional equity theater in Bellport, New York, where he was a key member of the producing team overseeing the entire operation.

A 20-year member of the Actors Equity Association, Scot has appeared in national Broadway tours, including Grease and Thoroughly Modern Millie, and has been an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and producer in numerous regional theater productions. He has worked with such performers as Isabella Rosselini, LaChanze, Keith Lockhart, Ralph Macchio, Frankie Avalon, and several champions of Dancing With The Stars.

Scot received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from Shenandoah University and earned a certificate in Shakespeare from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. A graduate of Boston Latin School and a native of Jamaica Plain, he was a student at Riverside Theatre Works as a child and teenager, and is thrilled to be back working with Ms. Phinney and the dedicated, talented RTW team.


Director of Operations & Director of “RTW ON STAGE DANCE STUDIO” 

For over 30 years, Kerry-Anne Maalouf has been enhancing the lives of students, youth aged to adult, through her passion for performing arts. Kerry-Anne is the director and dance instructor/ choreographer for On Stage Dance Studio, located at Riverside Theater Works. She specializes in many styles of dance such as: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater and more.
Kerry-Anne started her journey in performing arts early on at Miss Daurice’s School of Dance and The Gold Studio. She then went off to pursue degrees in Dance and Business at Colby Sawyer College. She has also studied professionally with Diane Walker, Charlie Holbrook, Anthony Morigerato and more. In addition to teaching dance, Kerry-Anne has been involved in Riverside Theater Works’ most memorable productions – as both cast member and choreographer. She has even performed with the likes of Patti LaBelle, James Taylor and Brian McKnight.
Kerry-Anne’s students have competed her choreography both regionally and nationally – earning overall high scores and special awards including recognition for her choreography. Her students have even gone on to work professionally as performers on Broadway, NBA dancers, NFL cheerleaders, studio owners, choreographers and more.
Kerry-Anne continues to teach at dance studios in the Greater Boston area. She is also the choreographer for Riverside Theater Works’ newest performance group, The Mia Bellas. Kerry-Anne is excited to be back home at RTW — passing on her love for dance and theater to the next generation of artists!


Technical Director & Resident Sound Designer

Jonathan has been a sound engineer at Riverside since 2018 and is excited to step into the role of Technical Director. Originally from Virginia, he was introduced to the world of audio in 2008. He spent many years as the sound engineer for the Franklin Park Big Band and ran sound for concerts across Virginia with the Bluemont Concert Series. He started in theater tech at the Franklin Park Arts Center, where he was involved with sound, lighting, and set design for various community and school theater groups in the Northern Virginia area. After moving to Boston for school, he was introduced to the theater community as the sound engineer for the Phoenix Playmakers production of American Idiot. Through the connections he made from that show, Jonathan found his home at Riverside. At Riverside, he has been the Sound Engineer for productions of Cabaret, Rent, Rock of Ages, Hello, Dolly!, Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Garden, A Chorus Line, The Last Five Years, and more, as well as for performances by Riverside’s various vocal groups across the Greater Boston Area.


Marketing/ Web Manager & Consultant

Michael has been involved at RTW for over 25 years, and has worn many hats. Starting as a piano student, Michael has been a performer in multiple RTW performance troupes, designed lighting and sound for countless shows and took over the role of Interim Executive Director for a time. Continuing the training RTW gave him, Michael received a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Hartt School of Music and has performed regionally all over the country. He currently resides in NYC and handles all web, tech and marketing related tasks for RTW, as well as serving as a creative consultant for various RTW projects. Thank you to Marietta for all she’s given, and her unwavering dedication.


Voice & Performance Coach, Youth & Teen Theatre Educator/ Director

Stefani is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A in Musical Theater with an emphasis in Directing and Repertoire. Since graduating in 2013, Stefani has been performing, coaching voice and repertoire and teaching musical theater classes. Her goal is to educate her students on the mechanics of vocal technique as well as provide them with the skills to enhance their song’s performance by coaching them on acting/interpretation and decade/genre specifications in both musical theater repertoire and popular music. She also loves bringing stories to life by directing and music directing plays and musicals! Stefani is a proud mother of two little girls, Sofia and Randi, and blessed wife to her wonderful husband, Eric.

Thomas Corcoran portrait


Youth Theatre Instructor

Thomas Corcoran is a music educator from Boston. Thomas is an elementary music teacher in the Wellesley Public Schools, where he also maintains a private voice studio after school. He sings locally with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra as part of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. At Riverside, he has music directed the children’s productions of Annie (2018), Frozen (2019), and A Christmas Carol (2020). Thomas sings, plays the piano, flute, clarinet, and guitar. He has a bachelor’s degree in music and Spanish from Skidmore College, as well as a master’s degree in Music Teaching & Learning from the Eastman School of Music.

Daniel Ferro portrait


Youth Theatre Instructor

Danny Ferro is proud to be an active member of the RTW community having performed in numerous mainstage productions throughout the past several years. After directing and choreographing backyard and gazebo productions in Valley Stream, New York, Danny continued to explore his love of performing throughout his college life at Boston University, where he received a Master’s Degree in Deaf and Special Education. For the past seven years, Danny has taught at the Beverly School for the Deaf. Starting in 2018, Danny has directed and choreographed several youth productions at RTW including Annie Jr., Frozen Jr., and A Christmas Carol. The opportunity to be creative with the entire RTW team and RTW’s many students has been rewarding beyond belief. He looks forward to many more years of theater excellence at RTW.

Board of Directors

Founding Director:
Marietta Phinney

Silvia Gonzalez-Powers

Vice President:
Joanna Weiss

Jeff Mitchell

Lucille DiGravio


Scott J. Batey

Gerry Brien

Ted Breslin, Consultant

Kristen Dembowski, Consultant

Jermaine Tulloch

Gail Forrest, Consultant

Robert Gallagher

Kerline Desir

Sylvia Malloy

Mary Lou Maloney, Grants & Corporate Sponsors Chair

Katie Manning, Funding & Special Events Chair

Pat Tierney

Heather Shaw

Lynda Lee Sheridan

Leroy Streat, Community Outreach Chair

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