Staff

Maria Striar (Producing Artistic Director, Founder) Maria helped found Clubbed Thumb in 1996, and has been on its staff since. Up until 2004 she directed and performed in many of the company’s shows. She still performs upon occasion with other downtown companies. Maria conceived and edited 2007’s Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego.

Sarah McLellan (Managing Director) Sarah served as Assistant Administrative Director of the Juilliard Drama Division, Senior Associate at the development consultant firm A. D. Hamingson & Associates, and Artistic and Management Programs Associate at Theatre Communications Group. She spent four years coordinating the Apprentice and Workshop programs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and was a participant in the Juilliard Professional Intern Program. She has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she focused on theater production and administration.

Michael Bulger (Associate Artistic Director) Since moving to New York in 2011 Michael has worked for St. Ann’s Warehouse on Karen O’s psycho-opera Stop the Virgens, with The Public Theatre’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit, and on Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project. Prior to that he worked for Center Theatre Group, and Brimmer Street Theatre Company in LA. He received his B.A. from Emerson College and a Masters Degree in arts administration from Columbia University.

• Patricia Taylor (Financial Services)
• Mary Sormeley (CPA)
• Amanda Alic (Website Designer)