Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consist of volunteers who share the same vision and love for the Smithtown Performing Arts Center. From banking, accounting and marketing to law enforcement and theatre operations, this well rounded group of professionals have come together to ensure that this historic theatre remains the cultural center of Smithtown.

Our MISSION is to celebrate our community, our common humanity and our lives through affordable theatre, educational programs and community camaraderie.

Our VISION is to continue to inspire, educate, nurture and empower both adults, children and artists while honoring our historic theatre through continued restoration and preservation.

Michael Mucciolo

Michael Mucciolo

Board President
Michael Mucciolo, Board President, has 25 years of experience in theater. Like many, his love for theater began as a teenage performer and his love of technical theater grew. After school he became the Facility Director for the not-for-profit New Dance Group Studio - the birthplace of modern dance - on Broadway and was lucky enough to later work professionally Off Broadway for Primary Stages, Cherry Lane Theater, MCC Theater, Tada! Children’s Theater and others in a multitude of roles including Sound Engineer, Stage Carpenter, Electrics, Assistant Technical Director and Technical Director. Off Broadway credits include Dead Eye Boy, The Glory of Living, One Shot, One Kill, Simply Academic, Romola & Nijinsky, Young Playwrights Festival, TAC – Take a Chance Showcases. Smithtown credits include 1776, Urinetown, The Wizard of Oz, Young Frankenstein, Evita, TD Credits - We Will Rock You, Dreamgirls, Fun home, Willy Wonka, and design and production of all prior SHS productions. In addition to Michael’s theater experience, his specialties include corporate and not-for-profit business organization, information technologies, and project management. Michael is a member of the Maker community, including wood working, metal working, and blacksmithing.
Keith Blum

Keith Blum

Vice President
Keith Blum has been involved with SPAC since 2017 when his daughter Gabby first started attending classes and performing in the SPAC main stage and children’s productions. Keith has been a member of the Law Enforcement community for over 23 years working as a Police Officer and Detective in both the NYPD and the NCPD. Most of his time spent on the force was as a Rescue/Tactical officer and a Bomb Technician. Outside of Law Enforcement, Keith owned his own business inspecting residential and commercial buildings for over 10 years and also worked as a carpenter and electrician since 1992. Keith is looking forward to his work on the SPAC board as the new building owners who will ensure that the theatre is around for generations of performers and patrons to enjoy.
Aman Verma

Aman Verma

Treasurer
A serial entrepreneur to his core, Aman has had his hand in mostly every industry. He currently owns and operates a successful accounting firm which carters to individuals and small or medium sizes for profit and non-for-profit businesses. At age 12, Aman started working with his father at Rangmahal (one of the first Indian Restaurants in Long Island), Aman quickly learned all the fundamentals of running a successful business. Receiving a degree in business and accounting, He then continued to pursue multiple fields; from law to pharmaceuticals to owning and operating his own successful businesses. He is a proud member of American Business Associates, and a board member of Hanuman Mandir in Glenn Oaks. Even though he is newly involved in the Theatre Community he has discovered a newfound passion for this community.
Mario D'Amore

Mario D'Amore

Trustee
Mario D’Amore started his professional career in Banking for a major commercial bank. As he continued to learn and grow within the professional world, he also started acting in 1979 and has appeared in over 35 Theatrical Long Island productions as well as various minor TV and Movie roles. Mario and his wife Debbie moved to Ronkonkoma where they raised two daughters, Dana an educator as a second-grade school teacher and Melody a Dental Hygienist on Long Island Mario is extremely humbled and would like to extend his gratitude to the board of directors at the Smithtown Performing Arts Council for their dedication and support for Long Island Theatre.
Jacques St. Louis

Jacques St. Louis

Jacques joins the SPAC family as a bit of a techy. He’s worked in the technology field for nearly 20 years. Currently the Sr. Director of Information Security for a private jet company. New to theater, he fell in love with SPAC and the SPAC family. As his daughter joined the SPAC family as a performer, it was clear he began enjoying the title “Theater Dad”. Wanting to be a part of the magic, Jacques began volunteering for set builds, audio tuning, and overall support for this beautiful and historic theater. When he’s not working on preventing hackers from accessing systems, Jacques loves music, and as a hobby, loves to DJ. Somehow this hobby led to professionally DJing weddings, Sweet 16’s, and many other private events. Humbled and excited to be part of this great team, surrounded by talented and gifted individuals, he’s dedicating his time to making sure performances sound great, look great, and making the Smithtown community and others proud of their theater.

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