WHO WE ARE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Carey Macaleer
Vice-President: Pamela Moller Kareman
Treasurer: Quinn Cassavale
Secretary: Neal Mayer
Advisory Board Member: Joshua T. Coleman
is thrilled to be part of the re-launch of Theater 808. Carey’s performing career started as a professional modern dancer. While earning her BFA in Modern Dance from University of The Arts, in Philadelphia, she danced with a number of prominent Philadelphia modern dance companies including Koresh Dance Theater and Philadance 2. In 1999, Carey started studying with the late Fred Kareman at Carnegie Hall and continued studying with him until 2006. Some of Carey’s theater credits include John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, Tina Howe's One Shoe Off, Jane Anderson's The Baby Dance, and William Saroyan's The Cave Dwellers. In 2006, Carey and her husband launched Test Pilot Productions (now Theater 808) and produced Ingmar Bergman's Nora at The Arclight Theater in New York, NY. Her producer credits include all of the stellar Theater 808 productions.
Pamela Moller Kareman
a born and bred New Yorker, has worked in the theater for many years as a director, producer, actor and educator. Along with actress Mary Steenburgen, she formed the comedy group Cracked Tokens which eventually was for two years the resident company of The Manhattan Theater Club's Cabaret. In the late 1980's she had the honor of becoming the artistic director of New York's Acorn Productions, a theater company formed by fellow actors Brooke Palance and Michael Wilding. The New York Times, in writing about Acorn's early days said, "they deserve a warm welcome!" During her tenure with Acorn she produced numerous shows in New York, including an acclaimed revival of JP Miller's The Fox.
Ms. Kareman served as the artistic director at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, New York from 1989 to 2014, where she directed and produced over 40 successful productions. While at The Schoolhouse Ms. Kareman nurtured new playwrights and unearthed little-known gems by renowned writers, as well as presented some of the great American classics. In collaboration with Theater 808, a number of productions directed by Ms. Kareman were moved to Off-Broadway, including Ingmar Bergman's Nora, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, S.N. Behrman's Biography starring Broadway's Tracy Shayne, and the award-winning Brownsville Bred written and performed by Elaine Del Valle. During her tenure at The Schoolhouse, The New York Times recognized that the theater "has evolved in credibility, professionalism and stature" and called it "Westchester's sole claim to consistent professional theater."
In 2012 she was named executive director of New York's prestigious 88-year-old professional acting conservatory, The Neighborhood Playhouse School of The Theater, known as the home of the Meisner Technique. Currently Ms. Kareman serves on the board of directors of Theater 808, The Neighborhood Playhouse and is a member of the drama department advisory board at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (the 'Fame school') here in NYC. Ms. Kareman has served on the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Theatre. She is a proud member of the professional director's union, SDC and a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse.
a graduate of NYC's High School of Performing Arts and Hunter College, is a professional actress with numerous theater, TV, and national commercial credits. Her teaching resume includes over 7 years on the faculty of The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts. Quinn also spent 15 years as the General Manager at The Schoolhouse Theater in Northern Westchester. She is a founding member of Theater 808, and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, and ACTORS' EQUITY.
has acted on Broadway, off-Broadway, in national tours and at various regional theaters throughout the country. He is very happy to be re-united with Pamela Moller Kareman and Quinn Cassavale, having worked with them on six productions at the Schoolhouse Theater. A proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Neal has also been featured on television, in film, commercials and print ads. Neal holds a B.A. in Communications/Theatre from Susquehanna University and is a certified instructor in English, Speech Arts and Drama. Neal has taught English/Theatre Arts at Ocean City High School, directed both musical and dramatic productions, coached actors for Broadway and film auditions, and trained adult ESL learners to improve their pronunciation and language skills. In addition, Neal is a proponent of volunteerism in the community and has donated his efforts to the Humane Society of New York and at various NYC education and garden facilities though New York Cares.
Joshua T. Coleman
is a corporate partner in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 2003. Josh with his wife Carey Macaleer formed Test Pilot Productions in 2006 (which became Theater 808 in 2009.) He was one of the Producers of Nora. Josh has lived and worked in Hong Kong and London and is thrilled to be back state side and working as an Advisory Member as Theater 808 re launches! When asked what has drawn him to continue to work with 808, Josh said: "808's productions go above and beyond. They are deeply rich in talent, artistry and production values. It's boutique theater companies like Theater 808 that keep audiences wanting more."