About Farmers Alley Theatre

The mission of Farmers Alley Theatre is to create a professional product that entertains while inspiring, educating, and communicating with audiences to reflect on the diverse human experience.  

our vision

  • To establish ourselves as the leading small independent theatre organization in the region.
  • To promote arts education with private, close-quartered training in a multitude of disciplines.
  • To dedicate our venue as a place for home-grown artists to return to Kalamazoo in order to share their talent with us.

our values

Not Just Entertainment
    Although we aim to please our audience, it is equally important to us to uphold the artistic integrity of the works performed.

A Provider of Equal Opportunity
It is imperative that everyone has access to the theatre at a reasonable price.

A Promoter of Arts Education
     In addition to the works presented, we encourage the development of training the young actor/singer by providing intense
     and private education by our experienced staff.


Farmers Alley Theatre Founders  
Robert Weiner
Executive Director
Jeremy Koch
Managing Artistic Director
Denene Mulay Koch
Company Manager/Education Director
Adam Weiner


board of directors


Joshua T. Weiner

Kathy Mulay
Vice Chair


Sonya Bernard-Hollins

Dan Guyette

Jack Hopkins

Patti Huiskamp

Alice Kemerling

Julie Nemitz

Charles Ofstein

Lanford J. Potts




Advisory Councils




Catherine A. Walker
University of Michigan

Lauren Kennedy
Broadway singer/actress

Michael T. Newberry
Former Executive Director, 
American Theater Company,
Chicago, IL

Laurel Scheidt
Nationally recognized Drama Coach

Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich
Broadway and Cabaret Composers & Lyricist

Scott Coulter
International Cabaret Performer

Jim Jilek

Irene Kokkinos
Owner, Temp Vino Winery

Ken Miller
Owner, Millennium Restaurant Group

Steve Sielatycki

Jerry Stifler
Owner, Continental Construction

List of Equity Actors who have worked at Farmers Alley Theatre

Kim Maresca, Lost in Yonkers
Matt Crowle, Lost in Yonkers
Ellen Horst, Lost in Yonkers
Steve Isom, The Cake
David Anthony Vogel, Camelot
Sarah Ellis, Camelot
Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton, Camelot
Cat Greenfield, Avenue Q
Michele Maika Berg, Fun Home
Megan O'Callaghan, Fun Home
Troy Hussmann, The Curious Incident....
Tina Gluschenko, The Curious Incident....
Jim Krag, The Curious Incident...
Andy Hoff, Doubt
Julia Burrows, Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Paul Stroili, A Doll's House, Part 2
Jody Briskey, Beyond the Rainbow
Annie Yokom, Beyond the Rainbow
Stephen Wallem, The Producers
Tony Humrichouser, The Producers, Fun Home
Cassandra Sandberg, The Producers
Christopher Harrod, The Bridges of Madison County
Kenneth Derby, The Bridges of Madison County
David Maiocco, Liberace!
Vincent Kracht, It's Only a Play
Misty Cotton, Honky Tonk Angels
Fredric Stone, The Diary of Anne Frank
Rory Lance, The Diary of Anne Frank
Mary Jo Mecca, Gypsy
Stephanie Maloney, Gypsy
Christopher Matsos, Peter and the Starcatcher
Jeffrey Scott Parsons, The Andrews Brothers
Paul Castree, The Andrews Brothers
Zoe Vonder Haar, It Shoulda Been You, The Bridges of Madison County, A Doll's House, Part 2, The Cake
Laurie Carter Rose, It Shoulda Been You
Jarrad Biron Green, The Toxic Avenger
Scott Moreau, Million Dollar Quartet
Nat Zegree, Million Dollar Quartet
Mitchell Koory, Disgraced
Peter John Riopelle, 1776
Paul Hopper, 1776
Dirk Lumbard, Spamalot, A Man of No Importance, Cabaret, The Producers
Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Spamalot
Joe Kinosian, Murder for Two
Brett Ryback, Murder for Two
Curtis Edward Jackson, Other Desert Cities
Ian Subsara, Forever Plaid
David Humphrey, Forever Plaid
Aral Gribble, Fully Committed, It's Only a Play
Eric Gutman, From Broadway to Obscurity
Harrison Bryan, Little Shop of Horrors, Peter and the Starcatcher, Avenue Q
Nikki Scheidt, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical
Erica Lustig, Dogfight
John Shuman, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike
Wendye Clarendon, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike
Elizabeth Terrel, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, A Doll's House, Part 2
Jamey Grisham, And the World Goes Round
Michael McGurk, And the World Goes Round
Melana Lloyd, And the World Goes Round
DJ Bucciarelli, The Secret Garden, It Shoulda Been You
Stephen Guarino, [title of show]
Eric Potter, [title of show]
Keith Baker, Old Wicked Songs
Dwandra Lampkin, Clybourne Park, The Christians, Doubt
Michael Ehlers, I Love A Piano, A Man of No Importance, Gypsy
Amy Prothro, I Love a Piano
Elizabeth Swearingen, Collected Stories, The Glass Menagerie, Cabaret
Chad Bradford, Ring of Fire
Ben Williams, Ring of Fire
Lee Slobotkin, Life Could Be a Dream, Buyer & Cellar
Michelle Duffy, Next to Normal
Trey Ellett, Next to Normal
Teri Bibb, The Light in the Piazza
Lauren Kennedy, An Evening with Lauren Kennedy 
Hannah Elless, Jane Eyre, The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Scott Burkell, Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, Parade, A Catered Affair, Urinetown, God of Carnage, The 39 Steps
Barbara Marineau, A Catered Affair, Cabaret
Joe Aiello, A Catered Affair, God of Carnage, The 39 Steps
Ann Sanders, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Winter Wonderettes
Tony Perry, Parade
Ben Gougeon, Escanaba in Da Moonlight 
Robert L. Smith, Escanaba in Love
Peg Small, Marvin's Room & Driving Miss Daisy 
Von Washington, Fences 
Jen Chada, Blood Brothers 
Robbie Gay, The 39 Steps
Scott Crownover, The Light in the Piazza, The Christians
David Niles, The Extraordinary Ordinary
Brian Duguay, She Loves Me 
Jason Grubbe, Superior Donuts
Greg Laux, Parade, Blues Clues Live!, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,
Alison Mahoney, The Extraordinary Ordinary 
Rico Bruce Wade, Driving Miss Daisy, The Whipping Man
Garen McRoberts, The Spitfire Grill, My Way
Laura D'Andre, My Way
Brenda Cox, The Spitfire Grill
Ben Reigel, The Whipping Man, Clybourne Park, The Glass Menagerie
Todd Zamarripa, Parade
Scott V. Norman, The Whipping Man