Board of Directors
The Board of Directors at DCP operate as an elected group of members dedicated to the service of our theatre. These individuals have demonstrated not only the talent required for the positions they have been appointed to, but additionally, a passion for the advancement and success of DCP Theatre.
The 2024 Board elect
Deb has been a member for 47 years. During that time she had served on the board in various capacities, directed, produced, acted, and served on various committees.
Rachael has a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from the New School in NYC. With 25 years of nonprofit management under her belt – Young Audiences New York, The Wilma Theatre, People’s Light, The Conservatory and most recently Berks Jazz Fest – she is looking forward to using her skills in support of DCP’s growth. Rachael has a history of - acting, singing, dance and stage management. Many creative years were spent at Montgomery Theatre, where she also created Montgomery’s children’s theatre program. In the little spare time she has, she hopes to learn to play the cello and mandolin.
Candi has served on the Board since 2009. She is a stage manager, actor, puppeteer, and former dancer. She was drawn to DCP because of its varied productions--plays, musicals, and children’s theatre, but she has stayed because of the wonderful people she’s met here. Candi has a BFA in Theatre (Puppetry and Creative Dramatics) from West Virginia University.
Geoff joined DCP as a member in 2009 and has been treasurer since 2010. He has directed Nightwatch, Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein, and most recently Ghosts of Christmas Past. He has enjoyed seeing DCP Theatre grow and continue to showcase the performing arts. He would like to thank all of DCP’s patrons for their ongoing support.
Jane has been involved at DCP since 2011. She started out as a “backstage mom” through her older daughter’s involvement with Drama Kids and then in shows. She has been Family Theater Coordinator since 2014 and over the years produced a multitude of shows including family theater, main stage and one musical! She is thrilled to be back on the board of directors and contribute to the growth of DCP.
Bill has been involved in theatre and performing arts for over 30 years and has been a member of the DCP Theatre community since 1997. He has served as an actor, director, stage manager, lighting designer, and this is his second time serving on the DCP Board of Directors. On stage you might have seen Bill in: The Last Romance, 39 Steps; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Wizard of Oz, Dracula, Proposals, Rainbow Bar & Grill, Accomplice, and Mixed Couples, to name a few. Outside the theater, Bill is now retired from his position as the Director of Drama Kids of Montgomery County but he keeps busy doing voiceover and acting work, and helping his wife Colleen run their AirBnB property called “Stay and Be Home”.
Alfred (Al) Benelli
Husband, father, Vietnam combat veteran, USAF ’64-68, Special Forces. Retired Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Practitioner. 15-year member of DCP theatre. Appeared on stage, backstage, performed almost every task there is to perform… except direct! I’ll leave that to those who can… for now. Delighted to serve again on the Board as 2024 Director of Development
as it gives me yet another opportunity to contribute to the wonderful organization that has so often enriched my life experience.
Carly Covel is a Philadelphia area teaching artist, props master, choreographer and social media content curator with over 10 years of digital marketing experience for various nonprofit organizations. Her passions include movement, dance, and arts education.
A storyteller to her core, Carly can frequently be found on stage, behind the scenes or keeping busy with her assorted crafts and hobbies. This is her fourth year as a member of DCP Theatre and first year serving on the board of directors.
Previous DCP leadership includes, Stage Management for Alice In Wonderland (‘19), Pinocchio(‘22), Assistant Director for A Christmas Carol (‘22), Website Administrator (2022-Present), Social Media Coordinator (2021-Present) and Outlet Committee Chair (2022-2023)
Carly was honored to be one of the inaugural recipients of the Phil Cook Service Award in 2022.
Patron Services Director:
Casey has been a member at DCP since 2014, serving in many capacities on and off the stage. She is a life-long lover of the performing arts, having received her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Performance from Bloomsburg University. She is also passionate about the nonprofit sector and building strong charitable organizations. Casey holds a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Leadership from La Salle University and she is excited to bring her experience and skills to DCP's Board of Directors. DCP Theatre is a special place and Casey is deeply committed to growing the long-term impact and legacy of this wonderful organization.
Prior DCP leadership roles include: Box Office Chairperson (2016-2023), Board of Directors Member (2016-2019), Assistant Director of Oliver! The Musical (2014), Director of Witness For The Prosecution (2015) & Serving on many internal committees to develop or update DCP policies and procedures.
Casey was honored to be one of the inaugural recipients of the Phil Cook Service Award in 2022.