The Pearl Theatre Company explores, expands, and enriches the theatrical canon with a company of resident actors by presenting mainstage productions, providing educational programs and performance training, as well as developing commissions and translations for the stage. Under Artistic Director Hal Brooks, The Pearl seeks to lead a dynamic conversation about the past, present, and future of great plays.

Company Members

Jolly Abraham
Rachel Botchan
Robin Leslie Brown
Wayne T. Carr
Bradford Cover
Dominic Cuskern
Dan Daily
Brad Heberlee
Robert Hock
Sean McNall
Chris Mixon
Joey Parsons
Carol Schultz
Edward Seamon
Lee Stark


Since its founding in 1984 by Shepard Sobel, Joanne Camp, and a small troupe of actors, The Pearl has acted as the advocate for significant plays across history; the company protects and honors the spirit of every play, guiding its artistic evolution for future generations. Recognized by the Drama Desk Awards, Calloway Awards, Drama League and others for our excellent work, The Pearl strives to balance heritage and innovation to create theatre that entertains, challenges, and engages a diverse audience.


Board of Trustees

Chair of The Board

Patricia S. Marshall


Dana Keefer

Secretary / Treasurer

Richard J. Singer


Hal Brooks, Artistic Director
Jess Burkle, Managing Director
Leslie C. Cohen
Brad Heberlee, Resident Actor
Joseph McBrien
Alice Tierstein


Ellen Hirsch
Ellen V. Jakobson

Interested in serving on a committee of on the Board of Trustees? Contact us here.


Artistic Director

Hal Brooks

Managing Director

Jess Burkle

Director of Dramaturgy

Kate Farrington

Director of Education

David Andrew Laws

Director of Production

Gary Levinson

Audience Services Manager

Sam Parrott

Marketing and Design

Flyleaf Creative Inc.

Press Relations

Blake Zidell and Associates

Finances and Bookkeeping

Automated Accounting Solutions


Schall & Ashenfarb

Volunteers / Interns

If you are interested in working with The Pearl, applications are considered year-round on a rolling basis for production, administrative, and other volunteer opportunities.

Fill out this form to get started, or email us your resume and cover letter