Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Chris Peterson

Chris founded OnStage Blog in May of 2014 with the intention of blogging about theatre in his hometown. Since then the site has expanded to cover theatre on an international level. His work has been featured and mentioned in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Mashable, Yahoo Lifestyle and The New Yorker. He works in New York City and resides in East Haddam, CT. 

Chief Financial Officer 

Greg Ehrhardt

Greg has over 10 years of experience in Print and Online Marketing.An alumni of the University of Connecticut, he's had his fair share of experience in theatre as well once playing Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew where he co-starred with Chris Peterson. He currently resides in Prospect, CT with his wife and daughter. 

Features Editor

Molly Goforth

Molly Goforth is a theatre artist, teacher, coach, and writer.  Her plays have been produced at such venues as The Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, the  New York International Fringe Theatre Festival, The 92nd Street Y at Synagogue for the Arts, chashama,  and The Flea Theatre, among others.  She has been a finalist for or recipient of numerous prizes for her writing.  Television writing credits include WeTV and two pilots currently in development.  Online, her writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet tendency and she is a sought-after guest blogger and interview subject (she recently appeared on The Actor CEO podcast).  Molly holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University and has taught for NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, The William Esper Studio and The New for Drama MFA Acting Program, among others. Website:

Chief New York Theatre Critic

David Roberts

David has been a critic for OnStage Blog since 2014 and promoted to Chief New York Theatre Critic in 2016. David brings his experience as an English Literature, Playwriting and Composition teacher to assess the structure and literary value of a performance. With his partner, Joseph Verlezza, they created Theatre Reviews Limited, which was originally launched in 1997 as one of the first online websites dedicated to reviewing Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway, Cabaret, and Theatre Festivals in New York City. David will be reviewing theatre productions in New York City. David is a member of the Outer Critics Circle.

Chief Los Angeles Theatre Critic

Jill Weinlein

Graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Theater Arts, her training gave her an understanding and appreciation for the writing, directing, acting and the technical team. Besides reviewing community and big Broadway shows, she lives in Los Angeles and writes restaurant reviews for the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News. Her reviews can be viewed on

Chief Connecticut Theatre Critic

Tara Kennedy

Tara has been a contributing critic for OnStage Blog since 2015 and promoted to Chief Connecticut Theatre Critic in 2016. In addition to her long history of performing on stage, Ms. Kennedy holds a BA in Art History from Northwestern University, an MLIS/CAS in Library Science/Preservation and Conservation Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MS in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. Tara is a member of the Connecticut Critics Circle.

Chief Toronto Theatre Critic

Joe Szekeres

Joe’s passion for live theatre stems from his undergraduate studies in English Lanugage, Literature and French at King’s College, The University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario), and his involvement in community theatre for over thirty years in the Greater Toronto Region.  He is keen to share his ideas and thoughts with other theatre columnists in the U.S. and abroad. He is passionate in sharing his ideas with professional and non professional theatre groups throughout Canada.  Along with his work through Onstage, Joe also writes for another Arts blog under Theatre with Joe Szek.

Dallas/Ft.Worth Contributing Critic

Shawn Stalter

Shawn recently joined the OnStage Blog team as a contributing critic after relocating to the Dallas/Ft.Worth area from a five-year work-study opportunity in Europe. For the past fifteen years, Shawn has traveled the world as a freelance writer and reporter for a variety of online journals, blogs and magazines covering topics including the performing arts, travel, fitness and international relations. He recently attended performances on London’s West End and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater to productions across Germany, Austria, Turkey, Qatar and beyond. Shawn holds a Master’s of Science in Global Studies/International Relations and utilizes unique perspectives on the human condition to gain insight into performance art.

News Division

Kerry Breen

Kerry is a senior communications major with a dual concentration in journalism and public relations at Monmouth University, as well as an avid theater fan. She is the news and senior editor of nationally acclaimed student-run newspaper The Outlook, and the editor-in-chief of Monmouth University's online magazine The Verge. She has worked for as a writer and intern and been a production assistant for the Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza at Feinstein's/54 Below. She will also present a fan-led panel at BroadwayCon in January 2018.

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