about us


est. 1993

Who we are and how we got here

Stageworks On The Hudson, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and has been producing live Equity theater since 1996.
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Also known as Stageworks/Hudson, Stageworks is dedicated to bringing adventurous theater productions and programs of high artistic quality to the City of Hudson, Columbia County and the greater Hudson Valley. Central to our mission is Futures, an integrative program designed to move Stageworks to the forefront of new play development. Stageworks is both the experiment and the resource to infuse the whole life of the theater with a creative process that produces new ways of expressing, interpreting and sharing the human experience. Stageworks maintains a series of Principal Programs to encourage and engage traditional theatergoers and new audiences.

A Brief History:

In February 2004, Stageworks acquired a 40,000 square foot warehouse through the kind and extremely generous donation of Richard Katzman and Kaz, Inc. Believed to have originally been a candlestick making facility, then later a fly-paper factory, the original brick building is over 100 years old. When Mr. Katzman's grandfather, Maximillian, bought the building in 1959, it was enlarged to house an international manufacturing plant. In August 2004, only four months after acquiring the old Kaz building, and with the help of Assemblyman Patrick Manning and Hudson Mayor Rick Scalera, Stageworks proudly opened its doors with its inaugural season in its new home, a theater named for Mr. Katzman's grandparents, The Max and Lillian Katzman Theater.

Stageworks Board of Directors:

Barry M. Herbold, President
Eric Semel, Vice President & Treasurer
Nancy Laribee, Secretary

Laura Margolis
Susan Tanner

Honorary Board

Francis Greenburger
Rose Ross
Ernest Thompson

Administration and Staff:

Laura Margolis, Executive Artistic Director
Deena Pewtherer, Managing Director
Phil Elman, General Manager
James Farrell, Dramaturg
Nancy Laribee, Marketing Consultant
Brian Fitzgerald, CPA, Accountant
Rob Shannon, Staff Photographer


Stageworks/Hudson, PO Box 200, Hudson, NY 12534
Admin Tel: (518) 828-7843, Email: contact@stageworkshudson.org
Box Office Email: boxoffice@stageworkshudson.org

Stageworks/Hudson's mainstage season is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional major support provided by The Shubert Foundation, Ernest O. Reaugh Foundation, City of Hudson, Columbia County Tourism, Bank of Greene County Foundation, Empire State Appraisal Consultants, Hudson River Bank & Trust Company Foundation, Jewish Communal Trust, Kinderhook Bank, Stewart's Shops, Trustco Bank, Ulster Savings Bank, United Way, Wood Hill Veterinary and individual donors.
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Stageworks is a member of Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Perform Columbia, BeLo3rd and HADA.

Stageworks On The Hudson, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.
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