Strand Theater Board Held Its Reorganization

Posted on February 28, 2023 By

The board of the Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, held its reorganization meeting this February. Each executive officer will serve a one-year term. Amy Freeman was elected the president of the Strand’s executive board; Andrei Jackamets is the vice president; Karen Stafford-Smith is the treasurer; and Jeff Gerstenblatt is the secretary.

Strand board members include Dave Kapulsky, Gene Mele, Jon Petz, Debra Roeder-Shaw, and Craig Theibault.

The executive board oversees strategic planning and decision-making for the Strand Theater. The board of directors helps to provide strategic oversight and serves on committees based on a member’s expertise.

Anyone interested in becoming a Strand Board member, should contact Amy Freeman at

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 80 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.