Leadership & Staff
Andrew Borba, Artistic Director
Andrew is in his fifth season as Artistic Director. He served eight seasons as CTC’s Associate Artistic Director and this is his 16th summer at Chautauqua Theater Company. Last Season, Andrew directed One Man, Two Guvnors. Previously for CTC he has directed As You Like It, Noises Off, The Taming of the Shrew, After Love, The Comedy of Errors, The Philadelphia Story, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Swimming Thru Abu Dhabi and Carve as well as the inter-arts collaborations Mango Suite, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Ellis Island and Go West! in the Amp.
As an actor at CTC, he has appeared in Building the Wall, Our Town, Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, The Just, All My Sons, Frankenstein and Dracula. Outside of CTC, Andrew has performed in theaters around the country, including South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, The Globe Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (five seasons), Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Stage Company, Long Wharf and others. He has appeared multiple times on the silver screen and as a recurring character or guest star on over 30 TV shows.
This off-season Andrew directed The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Detroit Public Theater and Love’s Labour’s Lost at UC Irvine, and appeared in a recurring role on ABC’s Speechless. Andrew is a graduate of Brown University and New York University. He lives in Los Angeles, and is Head of Acting and a Professor of Drama at UC Irvine.
Sarah Clare Corporandy, Managing Director
This is Sarah Clare’s 12th season with Chautauqua Theater Company. Having started at CTC in 2009 as Company Manager, she took over the role of Managing Director in 2012. She has also served as line producer for two of Chautauqua’s inter-arts collaborations: The Romeo & Juliet Project and Go West!.
Sarah Clare is co-Founder and co-Producing Artistic Director of the Detroit Public Theatre (detroitpublictheatre.org) located in midtown Detroit, which will enter its fifth season this fall 2019. She most recently was seen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Detroit Public Theatre. She has also served as Managing Director for Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theater Co., and as Company Manager for Barrington Stage and for New York Stage & Film. She was an artistic partner with Canadian American cross-border Breathe Arts Theater Project, and has served on the advisory board of the New York Shakespeare Exchange.
Sarah Clare held a professorship at Savannah College of Art and Design, teaching in the master’s program for arts administration on both the Savannah and Atlanta campuses and through their online eLearning program. She currently serves as a professor at SCAD and has taught at the University of Kentucky and Wayne State University. Her work has been published in the International Journal of the Arts in Society. Sarah Clare earned her BA in voice and theater from Hope College and an MFA in arts administration from Wayne State University.
Stori Ayers, Associate Artistic Director
Stori Ayers is a New York-based actress, director and co-founder of [RARE] Lotus Productions. Originally from Washington, DC., she has a passion for stories that challenge social norms, create conversations in the community, and ignite within her generation a spirit of activism. Stori is an original cast member and producer of Dominique Morisseau’s Blood at the Root, winner of the Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation Prize for its promotion of human rights. She recently played Regina, childhood best friend of Tiffany Haddish, on the TBS hit series The Last O.G. starring Tracey Morgan. Other acting credits include: Travisville (Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC); A Raisin in the Sun (Indiana Repertory Theatre & Syracuse Stage); Jitney (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); The Christians; Detroit ’67 (Chautauqua Theater Company); Gem of the Ocean; Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Round House Theatre); Doubt; Barbecue; Love’s Labours Lost; In the Red and Brown Water (Pennsylvania Centre Stage); Foster Mom (Premiere Stages); Yellowman (Anacostia Playhouse); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Grahamstown Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival) and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein; Voodoo, Sex, & Magic (Horizon Theatre).
As a director, Stori assistant directed the world premiere of August Wilson’s one-man show, “How I Learned What I Learned,” at the Signature Theatre in New York City starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson. She was the 2018 & 2019 Directing Fellow at Chautauqua Theater Company where she assistant directed An Octoroon (Dir. Giovanna Sardelli), Into the Breeches (Dir. Laura Kepley), One Man Two Guvnors (Dir. Andrew Borba) and Amish Project (Dir. Sarah Wansley). Other directing credits include: Skeleton Crew (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati); Night Vision; Third Grade (Playing On Air); Blood at the Root (University of Michigan); Single Black Female (Penn State School of Theatre); Hip Hoperella; Here I Go, Boys. Wish Me Luck; and Fires in the Mirror (Fletcher Collins Theatre). Currently, Stori is serving as the Artistic Directing Fellow at Cleveland Playhouse for the 20-21 season where she is directing their virtual season.
Stori has partnered with her classmate from graduate school to start their own production company called [RARE] Lotus Productions. Together they co-created, co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in their own web series entitled THE NEXT RIGHT THING. The series follows two best friends in New York City embarking on a journey to live their best lives. They hope to be one step closer to the women they want to be, but more often than not they find themselves only able to do the next right thing. Stori’s web series has been accepted into the Bushwick Film Festival, the HollyWeb Festival, The Reel Sisters Festival, Indie Memphis, the New York Indie Theatre Film Festival, the Bronze Lens Festival, the Miami Web Fest where it was nominated for Best Dramedy and the 2018 NYC Web Fest where it was nominated for Best Pilot. It’s currently available for streaming online at aspaceforcreators.com.
Stori is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, holds a B.A. from Mary Baldwin University, an MFA in Acting from Penn State University, and is the former Executive Assistant to writers Dominique Morisseau and Katori Hall. She’s currently a writing assistant to Ms. Morisseau, an Adjunct Professor of Theater at Penn State University and the Associate Artistic Director at Chautauqua Theatre Company.
Makayla Santiago- Froebel, Arts Marketing Specialist
Makayla Santiago- Froebel joins as the Arts Marketing Specialist, having just over eight years of experience working in arts and cultural institutions. She previously worked at Chautauqua, with roles in dance and ticketing operations, and was most recently employed as the Communications & Development Coordinator at the Center for Elder Law & Justice in Buffalo, New York, and the Development Associate at Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, her tenure includes communications and development experience from Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Martin House, Canisius College, Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, and serving as house manager and ticketing agent for SUNY Fredonia’s Rockefeller Arts Center.
With a passion for lifting the voices of those so often left unheard, Makayla founded the Chatty Carmens podcast in 2020 with a simple vision, that female-identifying change-makers of color deserve a platform to share their stories.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Music Business and a Bachelor of Art in Arts Administration with a concentration in Communication from the State University at Fredonia. She also holds a Master of Science in Communication & Leadership, Non-Profit Organizational Behavior from Canisius College. In addition, she holds the Diversity & Inclusion Certification from Cornell University and is excited to infuse all she has learned into decision-making and communication strategies.