We couldn’t pull off an event of this magnitude without the extraordinary passion, creativity and tireless effort of a large and dedicated crew of volunteers. More than 60 people contributed their hearts, souls, legs and backs for the 2019 festival. Thank you, thank you, thank you to every one of them!

We hope you’ll join the fun as a festival volunteer! We’re looking for a few key people to help us plan the 2021 festival and for an army to help us stage it once we get there. Contact Christine Cohen, our volunteer coordinator, if you’re interested.

Board of Directors

Chairman Guilford Performing Arts Festival William BoughtonWilliam Boughton
Chairman Emeritus

Peter Hawes
Interim Chairman, Acting Executive Director, Head of Programming & Marketing

Donita Aruny
Board Secretary & Grants Administrator

Lydia Forgetta-Sheffield

Kathryn Contessa
Head of Production


Thomas Crosby