Artistic Staff

Robb Hutter

Artistic Director

Robb Hutter is a professional actor, director and acting instructor who has been creating theatre programs for senior adults since 1985. He began Philly Senior Stage in 2007 after serving as Artistic Director of Temple University’s intergenerational educational theatre program, The Full Circle Theatre. Robb has a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University in Toronto, Canada and performs in local professional productions in the Greater Philadelphia area. He is energized by the growing field of senior adult theatre. “Drama is an effective outlet for meeting the psychological and emotional needs of older adults. It keeps them vital, energized and in intimate relations with their peers. Learning is a lifelong activity and what a privilege it is to provide it for people who have valuable contributions to make  – well into their eighties and nineties. Creativity matters – at any age!”


April Feld Sandor

Teaching Artist

April Feld Sandor has a MFA in Interdisciplinary Theatre Arts and a background steeped in both European and American traditions, having trained and worked as a performer and director with London’s Royal National Theatre Studio, Original Shakespeare Company (UK), The Wilma Theatre, and Princeton Rep’s Shakespeare in the Square, among others. She has taught at People’s Light & Theatre, Historic Philadelphia Acting Co., Rosemont College, Main Line Arts Center, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, NJ Academy of Performing Arts, and Elizabeth Browning Studios NY.  She was part of London’s Museum of the Moving Image as a performer, and playwright, focusing on first person interpretation and storytelling, and is founder of Simply Shakespeare.


Corbin Abernathy

Teaching Artist

Corbin Abernathy has been a Teaching Artist in the areas of both music and theatre for 20 years. He also teaches at The Walnut Street Theatre and Philly Senior Stage as well as a growing private voice/acting and accent reduction studio.  Corbin has been seen on Philly area stages such as The Arden, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Society Hill Playhouse, The Prince Music Theatre and Theatre Ariel. He holds a B.M. in Music Theatre from the University of Miami and an M.P.A. in Drama from Oklahoma City University.


Marjorie Goldman

Teaching Artist

Marjorie Goldman is a free-lance theater artist who has been acting, teaching and directing in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years.  She has taught improvisational comedy to adults in evening classes as well as to school-age children.  She portrays Susan B. Anthony for The American Historical Theatre, a Philadelphia-based group that makes living history possible through first-person interpretations of notable figures from the past. She has enjoyed a long collaboration with Theatre Ariel, the only theatre group in Philadelphia dedicated to illuminating the Jewish experience, past and present.  She now works with Philly Senior Stage, sharing her love of theater with residents of retirement communities.

Susan Giddings

Teaching Artist

Carla Mariani

Piano Accompanist

Carol Horn

Music Arranger and Accompanist