Ms. Fofonoff founded and served as executive producer of Fiddlehead Theatre Company (FTC) from 1993–2016. FTC, a professional, award-winning entity, produced plays and musicals in Boston and beyond. FTC was also dedicated
to serving Boston’s surrounding communities by educating
children of all abilities and backgrounds in the theater arts. Ms. Fofonoff helmed Fiddlehead’s journey from its own 1927 vaudeville house to Boston’s Strand Theatre and then finally to Boston’s Shubert Theatre, where its production of Show Boat won the IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards for Best Musical. Ms. Fofonoff moved on to a new chapter establishing Art Lab, a producer of commercial theater as well as art/theater/science events. Art Lab has produced several art/science theatrical events with the renowned Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA, and is a producer on the Tony Award-winning The Cher Show, Head Over Heels, Come From Away (London), It Happened in Key West (London), and the Broadway-bound Marie (directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman with music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty), in addition to currently developing several new works. Art Lab is a member of the Broadway League, The Drama League, and NAMT. Ms. Fofonoff is a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, as well as a board member of The Drama League and the Marine Biological Laboratories.
RITA A. FUCILLO
Ms. Fucillo is grateful for an extensive and happy career spent working in the arts. A graduate of Boston’s Commonwealth School and Brandeis University, her experience includes general management, marketing and communications, public relations, co-producing and, most
prominently, arts publishing. Ms. Fucillo is vice president of publishing for New Venture Media Group, publishers of Art New England magazine, Theatrebill, Panorama: The Official Guide to Boston, the New England edition of Playbill and numerous custom publishing titles all serving the arts. A friend and colleague of Ms. Fofonoff’s for more than a decade, Ms. Fucillo is thrilled to be part of Art Lab—an innovative force in the realm of arts and science programming and one of Broadway’s most exciting new voices.