Reading Theater Project is a collective of professional performing artists who create and present new theater inspired by our community: Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Joel Gori (co-artistic director) is the artistic director of the Metamorphosis Performing Company and is a rostered artist in the arts-in-education program with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He is a resident artist at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education. He is the founder of the Reading Theater Project and is currently president of its board of directors.
Vicki Haller Graff (co-artistic director) is an actor, writer and director. In addition to RTP, she has worked at the Yocum Institute in Wyomissing, TheatreWorks in the Silicon Valley, Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, studied at the Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, and graduated from the University of Evansville with a BFA in Theater Performance.
Chris Heslop (music director) is a saxophonist and composer. His compositions have been performed by big bands, salsa bands, choirs, orchestras and opera companies. He chooses to perform with diverse groups including early jazz, salsa and modern improvised music. He is also active in jazz-education programs throughout the community.
Christine D. Cieplinski (community outreach liaison) is a professional actor, director, producer, costume designer, educator and corporate trainer, therapist and advocate for victims of abuse, and community organizer.