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Kristine Lewis

Kristine Lewis

Executive Director

Kristine’s career in the arts spans the gamut: From directing to choreographing and producing, she has developed talent, supported playwrights, cast feature films and theatrical productions, as well as commercials. She has been a producer of Broadway and off-Broadway shows, including Enchanted April and Spring Awakening. For over 20 years, Kristine has served as owner and artistic director of a successful theatre arts center in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that has produced hundreds of theatrical productions. She has directed and worked with scores of celebrities, and now brings her expertise and enthusiasm to Bennington to bring to fruition the dream at the Monument Cultural Arts Center.

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Mark Klak

Technical Director

Music has always been a part of Mark's life. He performed in bands starting in high school and has been part of a band ever since. He has also been a guitar teacher, and continues to share his knowledge and
experience with eager students.

Before moving to Benninngton, Vermont in 2018, he owned and operated Klakworks Studios for many years in Buckingham, IL. Klakworks provided sound and lights for music venues hosting live bands. Other services included music festivals, grandstand sound for parades, and private sound recording sessions for local artists. One of his favorite activities was providing sound and lights for theater productions at the historic Majestic Theater in Kankakee, Illinois. Every year the theater hosted the radio play version of ,"It's a Wonderful Life", and Mark was there to ensure a flawless production.

His life-long dream was to relocate to the Bennington area where his mother was born and raised. He now operates Klakworks here in Bennington, and is happy to be a part of such a wonderful community of
artists. Mark is excited to be working with Kristine to bring the theater at the Monument Arts and Cultural Center back to life! Music is Mark's heart and soul.


Lori Kesilman

Web and Graphic Designer

Lori Kesilman designs publications, social media and the website for Monument as well a many other non-profit organizations, businesses and municipalities.

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