Karin Bowersock- Executive Artistic Director
Karin Bowersock has been Executive and Artistic Director of Bristol Valley Theater since 2003. In addition to guiding the artistic vision of the theater, she has directed nearly 30 productions there of both musicals and straight plays, specializing in re imagining popular Broadway works such as Evita, Les Miserables, Cabaret and To Kill a Mockingbird for the theater’s more intimate setting.
Prior to moving to the Finger Lakes, Karin lived in New York City where she co-founded No-Pants Theatre Company, producing and directing new work at venues ranging from HERE to The Ontological/St Marks Church, The New York International Fringe Festival (multi-year), The Pasinger/Fabrike (Munich), Manhattan Theatre Source, and The Samuel Beckett on Theatre Row (off-broadway). She was the curator of No Pants’ New Play Lab, The Fitting Room, working with such writers as Julia Cho, Diana Son, Jon Kinally and Derek Nguyen at the start of their careers. As Associate for Arts Programs at People for The America Way (1999 – 2003), she shepherded the biographical play “Trumbo” (written by Dalton Trumbo’s son) to off-Broadway, working with Ed Harris, Richard Dreyfus, Nathan Lane, Chris Cooper, Tim Robbins, Alec Baldwin and others to bring the great screenwriter’s life to the stage. Regionally she has worked with Geva, The Guthrie Theater, Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble and The Lied Center at Kansas University, where “Origins”, her adaptation of the Scopes Monkey Trial transcripts, starred Edward Asner and was aired on PBS and NPR. Other playwrighting credits include Mystery Radio Theater (Geva NextStage) and Let’s Misbehave, The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter, which premiered at BVT in 2010 and has been produced in 4 states. She trained as an actress at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she received her BFA. www.KarinBowersock.com
“I’ve been fortunate to create an artistic home and surround myself with brilliant collaborators. It’s this collaboration that most excites me, and I see my job as listening to and harnessing the imaginations and contributions of all the artists involved toward a unified vision to share with an audience. Together, our task is to invite the audience in to take a few breaths in this world we’ve created, to tell them our story, and to connect, through a shared experience, a disparate group of strangers sitting in the dark.”
Morgan Montgomery – Director of Development and Marketing
Morgan joins our full year administrative staff after beginning her association with BVT as an intern in 2018. She returned as a part of our stage management team in 2019. She holds a degree in theater arts with an emphasis in technical theater and management from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Angela Einwachter – Office Manager
Angela joined BVT in October, 2013 as Administrative Assistant and continues to be in awe of the talent around her. She hails from Buffalo, NY where she began her career in public television doing educational outreach at WNED-TV before transitioning to the Education Department at WXXI Rochester. A move to Prattsburgh, NY led to a desire to work closer to home, and when she isn’t keeping the office in order she’s tending to chickens and horses on the homestead she shares with husband Kirk. She is most grateful to Karin and Katelyn for the opportunity to become immersed in the world of professional theater, for offering flexibility on the job, and for not requiring any singing or acting talent whatsoever for this position – or she’d be out of a job.