THE YOUNGSTOWN PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP
Youngstown, OH (April 12, 2021) — The Youngstown Playhouse Board of Directors is pleased to announce the
appointment of new leadership, naming Joshua William Green as Artistic Director, Kayla Boye as
Executive Director, and Tyler Moliterno as Associate Artistic Director.
The new hires will succeed Operations Manager James McClellan, who stepped down during the COVID-
19 pandemic. They will join current staff members John Pecano, Technical Director, Sarah Jane
Demetruk, Education Director, and Merle Ford, Maintenance Manager.
The appointees were selected after a three-month search process which included multiple rounds of
interviews and a diverse pool of over 30 candidates. States Board President Dr. John Cox, “The Board has
been working hard over the past several seasons to assess and improve our business operations. As
Operations Manager, James McClellan did vital work over the past four years to position the organization
for success, and the COVID-19 pandemic presented us with the opportunity to put our strategic planning
to the test. We are incredibly grateful for Jimmy’s artistry, dedication, and friendship.”
Dr. Cox continues, “We are thrilled at the potential this incoming leadership team brings to the next
chapter of the Playhouse. By enabling these intelligent, talented professionals to share their passion for
the Playhouse with our greater community, we look forward to realizing a bright future and reaching new
A professional actor, Joshua William Green has toured nationally in Ragtime and Finding Neverland. His
Playhouse stage appearances include Dreamgirls, Cats, A Chorus Line, The Wiz, and Legally Blonde, in
addition to local performances with Top Hat Productions, Crown Theater Productions, DeYor Performing
Arts Center, and the Kenley Players.
Green states, “I am beyond thrilled to be a part of The Youngstown Playhouse team and assisting in this
leap forward for our community.”
While Green will oversee artistic programming as Artistic Director, Kayla Boye will manage
administrative operations as Executive Director effective May 1, 2021. Boye most recently served as the
organization’s administrative consultant and helped sustain the theatre through the COVID-19 pandemic
by implementing comprehensive restructuring and by securing several major grants. Her solo show, Call
Me Elizabeth, recently enjoyed a successful world premiere production streamed in partnership with The
Boye states, “I am incredibly excited to be joining The Youngstown Playhouse staff in this new capacity.
This organization has played such a formative role in my career, as well as the careers of Joshua and
Tyler. I look forward to working with the Board, audiences, and volunteers to continue the theatre’s
legacy of quality performing arts in the Mahoning Valley as we anticipate our 100th Anniversary Season